PERFECT FOR INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
Flexible - use with any curriculum
Thorough - learn to record observations by many methods
My STEAM Notebook is an elementary science interactive workbook that brings the past into the future in a powerful way.
". . .invaluable resource for teachers who want their students to experience the connections among science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a uniquely personal way." Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, authors of the Picture-Perfect Science series.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
HOW DO I MAKE SCIENCE COME ALIVE FOR MY STUDENTS?
Primary source documents from 150 years of American scientists provide an amazing look into the practice of keeping a science notebook. Featuring notebooks from ten scientists, students learn how to write and draw in ways that help develop their understanding of science. The workbook helps teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards for ELA, and the STEAM initiative.
Scientists pages are interwoven with 98 pages of gridded and blank pages, extra-large (8.5 x 11 inches). Grids on the right, blank pages on the left. This allows and encourages students to record observations.
Historical documents are interspersed with notebook pages for students to use in recording observations. Historical documents will:
Using the INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK PAGES, students will learn to:
- Emphasize the importance of writing in science and model effective writing and drawing to record observations
- Introduce students to eleven American scientists who have made lasting contributions
- Introduce students to a variety of scientific fields
- Demonstrate the importance of notebooks across a wide variety of science specialties including ornithology (birds), behavioral evolutionary biology, malacology (mollusks), botany (plants), entomology (insects), zookeeper, epidemiology (infectious diseases), agrostology (grasses), ichthyology (fish), and taxidermy (preserving specimens).
- Record observations through writing and drawing
- Develop explanations and arguments based on evidence
- Write narrative and informative essays
- Understand the interconnections between drawing and writing to provide information
The notebook pages are deceptively simple in their organization.
Headers encourage careful recording of important information, and a Table of Contents keeps everything at the student's fingertips. Odd-numbered pages provide a grid for math or handwriting help. Even-numbered pages are for free-form writing, drawing, or gluing in teacher-provided worksheets. Each scientist inspires suggestions for how to work in the notebook. Sample STEAM questions--Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math--are included for each scientist.
BUY THIS NUTS AND BOLTS INTERACTIVE STEAM NOTEBOOK TO HELP YOUR CLASSES (or Home Study!) COME ALIVE FOR STUDENTS!
Recommended by the National Science Teaching Association Recommendations“…should be used as a guide for everyone interested in getting more scientists started on the research path.” NSTA Recommends
Examples of Primary Source Documents
- Alexander Wetmore's 1906 list of birds he saw, age 8
- William Dall's drawing of a Native Alaskan woman in 1867
- Disgustingly fascinating photo of a 9-year-old boy holding a board of hook and tape worms he expelled.
- Triumphant photo of botanist Mary Agnes Chase on top of the tallest mountain in Brazil.
- Donald Erdman's interesting photo of a unique fishing method by Arabic fishermen in the Persian Gulf
- Close up of a butterfly's overlapping scales by butterfly scientist Bob Silberglied
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