Campbell & Fulton Science Notebooks, Discussions with Two Scientists
Campbell, B., & Fulton, L. (2003). Science notebooks: Writing about inquiry. Portsmouth, NH: Heineman.
Chapter 4: Discussions with Two Scientists
• How Scientists Use Their Notebooks
o Please describe your job.
o What type of notebook do you use in your work?
o What type of information do you record in your notebook and how do you organize it?
o How did you use the information in your notebooks?
• Recommendations for the Classroom
o Why should children use science notebooks?
o What are the elements that you feel are essential for student notebooks?
o What advice do you have about recording data and organizing it?
• “Hopefully, students will be able to take a look at the data they generate with a known situation and apply that same experiment to an unknown situation and draw a conclusion from it (p. 62).”
o What other thoughts would you like to share?
o Great question for interns – how will you make science notebooks authentic for students?