Reflection: Journaling Setting Up an Interactive Science Notebook - Section 1: Teacher Notes


You can use either book, Salamander Rain or Saguaro Moon for this introductory lesson.  You can look at this in two ways--you can add more information to what the children will learn about deserts by reading Saguaro Moon; or you can introduce them to a habitat that is not covered in this unit, lakes and ponds, by reading Salamander Rain.  If you are worried about the level of reading, I think the Salamander Rain book is an easier read. Both books supply the same main concept, that you can keep a notebook or journal of your findings in the natural world.  

In both books, the author Serafini introduces the idea that you can collect information and facts, your own journal writings, pictures, photos, research findings and newspaper articles to put into one place for your reference.  

  Which book should you use?
  Journaling: Which book should you use?
Loading resource...

Setting Up an Interactive Science Notebook

Unit 4: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Lesson 1 of 17

Objective: The students will set up an interactive science notebook that will be used for collecting notes, gathering information, and showing other data.

Big Idea: Science notebooks rock! We can use them to make connections across all of the units we study throughout the year. But how do you set one up? Read to find out more.

  Print Lesson
23 teachers like this lesson
Science, collecting data, second grade, science notebook
  40 minutes
science notebooks end of year
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload