Since we have become scientists, we need a place to record our notes from all of our experiments! Some schools that use the kits, use composition books for the students as science notebooks, but our school didn't order them. I contemplated asking the students to bring one in from home, but we are only doing one kit this year so that wasn't worth it. I'll put it on their supply list for next year though! Instead, I just created books for them using good-ole-fashioned card stock and paper. Simple!
As I mentioned before, there is also a writing component. Each experiment comes with an essential question, which we answer at the end. Here is our first one that we did (not much writing though):
Then last week, we did one on the towers that we built. We incorporated a lot more writing into this one. This was the start of it:
Again, we've done the first few together, but the students will become much more independent with this. My students are loving science!