Science Notebook Information
Dr. Kristina Allen, Coordinator
2025 E. Winsett
Tucson, AZ 85719
fax: (520) 225-4871
A Vision for District-wide Science Notebook Use
Science Notebooks are included in the new Arizona Science Standard and are to be used in all classes. The notebooks support conceptual development in science and provide ‘Writing to Learn’ opportunities for all our students.
Across the country teachers and students are benefiting from the use of student science notebooks used in conjunction with inquiry-based science. Research shows that student understanding and literacy skills improve when students use their notebooks to make sense of their science investigations. The TUSD Science Resource Center supports using notebooks as a tool for learning, in essence, mirroring the way scientists in the field use their notebooks. Although there is no one right way to use a notebook, several factors should be kept in mind: