Insights: Grades 4-5 Reading The Environment Student Science Notebook
Author(s): Education Development Center Inc
Change is all around us. In this module, students explore changes in the environment. Starting with their immediate surroundings, they ask three questions: "What was it like before?", "What changes have happened?", and "What changes will occur in the future?" They then look more closely at the processes of weathering and erosion and at rocks and fossils.
Writing is an integral part of learning science in the Insights curriculum, and a critical skill used by scientists. One of the most important tools of the scientist is the science notebook. In this notebook, students will record questions and predictions; observations and data; and interpretations and conclusions. Students may also use this notebook for informal sketches, notes, and reflections on work.