see my posts}, but I have been reflecting on my teaching and want to improve the type of output ideas my students form. Input consists of notes, foldables, data from experiments, and observations during an investigation.
When starting out with science notebook output ideas, I think it's important to teach the different options to your students. This could take many weeks to teach all of the possibilities. After each lab activity, you can take 10 minutes to model a strategy, then allow your students to try the strategy in their notebooks. Before you know it, they will be able to choose these on their own!
Because I'm in a new grade level this year, I got a little behind in teaching output ideas, so I'm still working my way through them with my class. Here are my suggestions for starting out with output ideas in your journal. although you can certainly go in any order you feel comfortable.