I've reached my goal this weekend! In fact I have done 3 posts in 3 days!! I am so proud of myself!
Since my science notebooks are set up the same way as my math ones, I wont go into detail as to how they are set up. If you want to find out how I set them up you can read my post here, or decorating them is here, or being able to close the giant monstrosities here.
I love warm ups! Whether it's working out (which I am trying to do now) or in class, it's a calming activity to prep me and everyone for the day. Plus I can get that last second coping done while they work on their warm up. My math warm up consists 4-5 mixed review problems to solve in their notebook, but in science it's a picture of the day.
At the beginning of the year,we discussed the differences between an observation and an inference. I read this book aloud to my students (they even gathered on the carpet.....LOVE THEM)
How does this tie into my daily warm up? Well I show them the "Picture of the Day" from National Geographic.
Today's picture is this beauty:
Then after about 7-10 minutes of quiet writing, we share their thinking. I finally give them the title, which they title the page in their notebook.
There are some great pictures on PINTERST for working on inferring. I hope this helps!! Have a great science week!