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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (Feb. 14 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0325005680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0325005683
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 0.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #502,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The purpose of science notebooks is to build science content and process skills in a manner similar to the way scientists work, while serving as a context for developing literacy. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 17 2003
Format: Paperback
Brian Campbell was my fifth grade teacher. He worked long and hard gathering information from STUDENT NOTEBOOKS! This is not just any old book, this is THE BOOK! If you are looking for some inside information on science notebooks look nowhere else because you have found the book! This book is for teachers young and old. SO what are you waiting for?!? Go out and buy this book now!
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Science Notebooks Wrting About Inquiry Aug. 4 2009
By Kathryn M. Marks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Your description does not mention the grade level for which this book was written. I am a high school teacher and the book was for elementary. I think your descriptor should indicate grade level.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
How-To implement in your classroom... TOMORROW Oct. 22 2008
By J. Stout - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Don't I wish all professional development books were written like this? Clear, concise, with easy to implement instructions for how to actually DO IT in your classroom. It's a short book... a quick read, and much extraneous waxing on how effective this technique is has been omitted to keep it simple.

I appreciate how the authors are sensitive to a need for most of us to follow "the standards," unlike most of these manuals, particularly in Language Arts where the authors prefer to tell us to "not worry about it." Instead, Campbell and Fulton explain how to use science notebooks to teach inquiry science while still covering content. I wish all books were as straight and to-the-point.

I am using science notebooks for homeschool, and although Campbell and Fulton describe the use of notebooks in a traditional classroom setting, I recommend this book for alternative educators because the techniques that they outline are flexible enough to take out of the classroom without any or barely any need for adaptation.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Very Useful - Even For High School June 22 2010
By C. Hardesty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Even though this book was written with K-5 examples, the techniques can still be applied to 6-12. I teach high school and I have used "notebooks" for many years. This book, however, showed me that I'm not getting the most out of the use of notebooks. High school students also need to "play" with the materials, talk about what occurred and then be given the time to write about it. I know in my own classroom, I often forget the value of having the students talk about their results before giving them time to write. I really liked the strategy for improving technical drawings. To improve my student's observations, I plan to use the basic outline for the first four days with notebooks with my 10th grade biology class this year.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Super Book Sept. 10 2007
By L. Hacker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love Science Notebooks. I wanted to do a notebook this year with more inquiry type investigations. This resource helped me to figure out what I wanted the kids to record and how to organize it. It is easy-to-read and understand.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Science Notebooks is a great book!!! Nov. 13 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Brian Campbell was my 5th grade teacher also, and he is a great teacher and a great person. When he taught science, we had to log things into our science notebooks, and sometimes we had to draw what we looked at. We would record our observations, questions, thoughts, and the results of our tests. Mr. Campbell used some entries from his previous students and put them into this book. Science Notebooks will show you what science notebooks should look like, and it will help teachers teach science to their students.