The California Academy of Sciences brings you a site dedicated to the creation and implementation of Science Notebooks. This site offers you rationale for why students should learn to use a Science Notebook and what it does for them pedagogically to use one.

When you arrive at the site, you’ll find all of the content you need to get started featured on the main page. The categories are Setting Up ¬†Your Science Notebooks, Strategies for Notetaking, Strategies for Investigations, Strategies for Reflection, and Introductory Science Notebooking Activities.

Each section tile has an image header and a brief explanation of what you’ll find inside. Once you click inside you’ll find well organized information for each topic, including step by step instructions for creating a Science Notebook.

This is a really great way to introduce kids to thinking like scientists do, and could be a fun activity for over the summer as well as during the school year. Go check it out today!