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Journaling in Science: Making the Literacy Connection 10/2/2013

    This workshop focuses on the importance of journaling about science. First, we discuss the shift in thought regarding science education -- as the whole nation is becoming more "Da Vincian," with the implementation of the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. These standards focus on the thinking process of doing science while experiencing it in a hands-on manner. This ultimate leads to a greater depth of understanding of the concepts, and the ability to apply that knowledge. The new state testing will reflect this kind of thinking, and will contain questions that are short-answer format, in order to check for deeper understanding. This is all great news since we already practice this type of learning at Da Vinci! 
    Next, we discuss why we document science, and how we do science properly. We will discuss the scientific method, and how to set up and use a science journal. This leads into our hands-on experience with a lesson on Acids & Bases. Finally we will close with a Q & A session.


Workshop Outline:
  • Common Core and next Generation Science Standards
  • Why do we document science?
  • How do we do science?
    • What is the scientific method?
    • How do we set up a science journal?
    • How can I create an engaging and effective experience in science for my child?
    • How do we use our journals to document?
    • Experiment: Acids & Bases
  • Q & A

The Presentation

The Standards & Testing

Journaling In Science

Sites with Experiments & Activities

Good Sites For Kids to Read about Science

Links For the Experiment
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