Looking for a Science Notebook Rubric?

Science Notebooks are the base of my teaching instruction.  I use them daily to record our inquiries, our wondering, as well as our data.  In fact, my students view them as a valuable tool - as useful and necessary as a pencil.  But should you assess them?  Or are they a "private" place to record their thinking? 

My answer to this is absolutely yes!  I look over their science notebooks at least twice a week to see what they have retained, what they are confused about and who needs more help.  This is the best way to fomally assess your students thinking...

    I have written many blogs about formative assessment and using quick checks.  For more information, please visit: 


But at the end of a unit, I also take a "grade" based on our county's rubric.  You can get one free at

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