I was recently reading the March/April 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the section, “Interdisciplinary Ideas,” written by Katie Coppens. She wrote an article entitled, “Creating Confidence and Community Through Nature Journals.”
Nature journals are a great tool for teaching students how to think about and express science in a way that’s individualized to their needs, while also connecting them to their classmates, teacher, and nature. Nature journaling also allows students to grow in their ability to observe, reflect, and document their own scientific understanding.