Journal Starters

What are Journal Starters?


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Earth on the Move

Riku and his family are planning to move from Japan to the United States of America. They are considering a ...
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Billion Dollar Compound…or Mixture?

A young chef has received an offer from a  company to buy the recipe for his special pasta sauce. Before ...
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Cartoon Outlaws…Ignoring Newton’s Laws

Cartoon characters often do not follow Newton’s Laws. In real life, a single standard-sized balloon cannot life a person off the ...
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Your Favorite Place…Will It Still Be There Tomorrow?

Think of one of your favorite outdoor places.  It could be in your backyard, in your neighborhood, someplace you’ve been ...
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Fats Get a Bad Wrap

Fats are a type of nutrient. Many people think that eating fats is bad for you, but what do you ...
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For Parents & Teachers...


Journal Starters encourage teens to observe, think, question, write and draw about things in their environment. Learning to notice, record and analyze natural phenomena and patterns are important skills that promote both writing and critical thinking development. Teaching teens to use their science journal often empowers teens to slow down and draw their own conclusions about what is going on in the world around them.

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