Reflection: High Expectations Day 1: Amazing Apple Observations - Section 3: Creating First Entry


This is the 1 lesson of a 5 lesson process that will develop a structure for using science notebooks.  It is important to take it slow and to allow students to learn from each other.  If you notice, I didn't tell them how to record their observations in this lesson.  Instead I am allowing them to learn from each other and see who others are recording their thinking.  

This process will develop the importance of these journals and the expectations that come with them. The goal is that by the end of the year, they can truly write like scientist.

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Day 1: Amazing Apple Observations

Unit 1: Writing Like A Scientist
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT record observations of a piece of a piece of fruit.

Big Idea: Using a familiar experience (fruit) this activity provides the students with a common experience with a familiar material. This allows the students to focus on their notebooks rather than trying to make sense of the content of the investigation.

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Science, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, making observations, science notebooks
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