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Notebooking for Science 101: Three Keys to Teaching Science, Part 3 {Episode 37}

January 29, 2018 2 min read

Notebooking for Science 101: Three Keys to Teaching Science, Part 3 {Episode 37}

I love notebooking! I have seen just how effective this method of recording what a student has learned can be over my {ahem} years of homeschooling. And so I’m super excited to share with you all the third and final part of the Three Keys to Teaching Science Session where we are going to chat about the third key – keeping a record. 

Hi, I’m Paige Hudson and you are listening to the Tips for Homeschool Science Show where we are breaking down the lofty concepts of science into building blocks you can use in your homeschool!

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Highlights

Notebooking for Science 101: Three Keys to Teaching Science, Part 3 {Episode 37}Why do you need to keep a record?

  • Gives students another chance to interact with the information.
  • Increases retention of the data.
  • Provides material to review.

How to record hands-on scientific tests:

  • Nature Journals
  • Simple Lab Reports
  • Experiment Reports

How to record information: 

  • Oral Narration/Dictation
  • Notebooking (sheets or mini-books)
  • Summaries
  • Comprehension worksheets
  • List of Facts
  • Outlines
  • Sketches

What you use and how many times you record information each week will depend on your students’ ages.

Tips for keeping a record

  • Make it easy.
  • Make it fun.
  • Make it visual.

Takeaway Tidbits

Students are far more likely to remember what they have learned when they write it down. (Pin this Tidbit)
Don't push your students to write beyond their abilities in science. (Pin this Tidbit)

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips on keeping a record:

And here are the links to all of the podcasts in this series:


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