California Academy of Sciences: Strategies for Notetaking
How do we use water?

Brainstorming is a great first step to many investigations.

Student writing

Have you used notebooks to help your students understand science texts?

Aquarium observation

Use notebooks to help students learn actively during field trips.

girl flipping through notebook

Notebooks can help build one’s understanding of scientific terms. But should you frontload vocabulary, or not?

Venn diagram

These strategies will support students as they describe differences and similarities.

Food web

Students can map concepts in the notebook to make their understanding visible.

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