Note: The actual file does not have the word SAMPLE across it. It is in the thumbnail to prevent possible plagiarism.
When teaching science to students my former school began implementing the STEM approach to teaching science. We provided the students with a problem, then gave them free reign to try and fix the problem by creating something using recycled materials. We taught them about the scientific process and had them record their steps through the process. I created this page to record student ideas during their planning and building process. I liked having everything on one page and found that student were more likely to go back and change things when they were able to see how their product has evolved from their original plan. To show student changes, I asked students to edit their blueprint using a different colored pencil. I used the same template for the entire year to track student progress. There are 3 versions of the planning pages, 1 with text in different colors (for students who like to compartmentalize), 1 with all text in black (for students who are easily distracted by different colors, and 1 with lines to write on in the 'materials' section (for higher grades).
I strongly encourage printing both pages and then photocopying so that they fit one over the other onto an A3 paper. Alternatively, double side the pages to save paper (and students will be less likely to loose work if its all on one page)