Have you decided to have Science journals in your Science class this year, but have no idea where to start?! Believe me, I was in your shoes!
This file will help you get started and keep your journal organized. I have included the 12 units of study I teach in my 4th grade Science class, in the order of which I teach them. These units are:
1. Nature of Science
4. Weathering, Erosion and Deposition
5. Natural Resources
8. Space (Earth, Moon and Sun)
After I use these concepts to introduce the new unit, I give the students time to sketch what ideas were formed while we talked on the next page of the journal.
Also included in the file: "fancy cloud bubble" template, a picture of my Force concept page and Unit Title Page from my journal and a "how-to" for making a pocket in your journal.
Please let me know if you have any other questions about having your students create their own journals for Science. When I first started, it was very intimidating, but now that we've done it for 3 years, I am more comfortable with them and the kids LOVE them!