Science Writing Using Firsthand Data

Jeff Winokur
Education Development Center
Martha Heller-Winokur
Tufts University

Inquiry-based science experiences invite students to gather and record their own data and to develop their own ideas based on the data. This session will focus on how to help elementary students incorporate the data they have collected from firsthand science investigations into their written work in order to deepen their science learning. Samples of student science writing will be examined to consider evidence of science learning. The presenters are a literacy specialist and a science specialist who are collaborating with elementary teachers to help them incorporate more of students' own firsthand evidence into their writing.

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