Science Journals This will be your log of all science learning this year. It’s a way to keep all your information together and organized. The Cover…… • Let’s start with making this your science journal. So it will need some work: 1. Your name on the cover of course and the words “science journal” 2. Find some images that make you think of science, you can draw them on, cut and paste from a magazine or even a label or box, or print something out and glue it on. Anything that interests you and makes you think of science. 3. On the inside of the cover explain why you picked the images or drawings that you did. My sample cover… I am a TERRIBLE artist, you can’t tell my stick cows from stick dogs, so I clipped images. Ms. Strange Teacher’s Science Journal… Inside cover explanation: • I think the atom joke is pretty funny since atoms do make up everything. • Baby platypus are just super cute. • Elon Musk’s Tesla flying through space is pretty iconic. • And Einstein is right, you do have mass and you matter! Page Numbers • Before we go any further, you need to number at least the first 36 pages. • On the top corner of each page, front and back put the page number. Let’s create the Table of Contents: Use the first 3 pages Each time you add a new entry into your Science Journal you will log this information into the Table of Contents to help you stay organized. Staying organized… • Each time you make an entry you will write the date in the left hand margin and then categorize the type of entry it is. To make it simple we will use symbols. Draw a key on bottom of the inside cover: = investigation = notes Investigations: where you are doing research or testing something out. Includes experiments and labs. Notes: when you write down information given to you. Might be from a PowerPoint, an article, a video, etc… = reflection Reflection: where you write down your conclusions, thoughts, and even feelings. Let’s make our first entry… • Go to the Table of Contents 8/17/2020 First Day Reflection 7 First Day Reflection: Think about an write your answer to the questions below. Begin with the sentence starters provided. My First Day Reflection: 8/17/2020 I am looking forward to getting to know all my new students and exploring some science this year! I am super excited. I still wonder what everyone’s journal cover will look. Who will be super organized? Who is a great artist? More to come… • Every time the instructions say to use your Science Journal, you will need to put a new entry in the Table of Contents, but you don’t always need a new page. Make sure you use the back of your pages and you can have more than one entry on a page if they are short. Now make a short video (30 seconds) showing off your cover and explaining the images or drawings you included and why. Submit it.