Science Notebooks

We have been setting up our science notebooks this week. I saw someone's blog that had the students cut out science pictures and glue them to the cover of their notebooks to make a collage and so I stole the idea! So glad I did! They turned out awesome! I had a ton of leftover student National Geographics and Scholastics and they went at it!

Here are a few--

Then, for the first activity in the science notebook, I asked all of the kids to draw a picture of what they thought a scientist looked like. (One girl asked me if her scientist could be a girl? Well, of course! Sooo cute.) After they drew their picture, they were then asked to write down any words or phrases that described what a scientist does. We shared as a class and came up with things like experiments, read, study, discover, create, ask questions, mix things, potions (haha), observes, etc...

I then asked them some of the following questions:

1. Do you observe things around you?
2. Do you ask questions?
3. Do you ever create things?
4. Do you study?

They sould start to realize that they ALL do these things, therefore everyone is a scientist! I Here are some of their drawings:

This one is supposed to show the scientist making an accidental explosion! HAHA I love these kids!

Do you use a Science Notebook? If so, what activities do you put in them?

 Here are a couple of great blogs about science notebooks.

My Science Lessons Blog (Great blog for lessons)
Science Notebooking (I totally love this one!) 


  1. So weird! We just had an inservice about science notebooks and I'm excited to use them this year! Ours start with a table of contents. I'd like to create a glossary in the back that the students can add to. Thanks for sharing your links!

  2. Oh and by the way... I love that explosion :)

  3. LOVE that idea! Their pictures are too cute!

  4. I had to do that same drawing activity in college with the students in my practicum! I love the science notebooks too!

  5. When it is a great idea whoever you got the idea from should be flattered. They turned out great!

  6. I love your science journals! What a cute activity!

  7. I have been searching for just what you have here. You are a life saver. Thank you!!!


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