Let's Put That In Our Journal
A critical practice of science and engineering is communicating observations either verbally or in written form. Watch as kindergartners use journals to record data and share findings. How could you incorporate keeping a notebook of STEM learning taking place in your program? Or, on your next field trip, to help youth reflect on all they observed?
Research suggests: Frontline staff and volunteers support youth in recording data or observations about events, actions and objects. (SPQA) Staff encourage youth to create diagrams and to represent data and observations with plots and tables, as well as with written texts, in these journals. (NGSS)