Scientific inquiry and science notebooks in the classroom
The research question addressed in this capstone was what are some relationships between scientific inquiry, science notebooks and student achievement? The purpose of this capstone was to examine how scientific inquiry and science notebooks help students learn science. This capstone details how the author taught students to use science notebooks for collecting data and conducting investigations. Key influences for this capstone were classes attended by the author that inspired a renewed interest in the use of science notebooks and inquiry in the classroom. The author measures and describes changes in student work throughout the school year. Students showed an increase in quality and quantity of writing in the notebooks. Students showed a measurable increase in scores from pre-test to post-test.
Carlson, Jennifer S. Y., "Scientific inquiry and science notebooks in the classroom" (2008). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1024.