Really Cool Lab Notebooks
Posted May 25, 2009on:
I received an email from a rep from Bedford, Freeman, & Worth Publishing (http://www.bfwpub.com/highschool) with their latest textbooks and a lab notebook that has carbonless copies. I was intrigued since I’ve not been happy with my use of notebooks (see my post on Pulley Lab). I really like the idea of the students using lab notebooks, and I do more than enough experiments to make it worth keeping one, but carrying 100 of them home to grade … it just doesn’t happen.
To make my life easier, I’ve created a bunch of mini-labs where they get a handout, answer questions and hand it in by the next day. This has worked well from a grading point of view, but the students haven’t had to keep a lab notebook anymore, and so I’ve lost the college-level work I’m aiming for.
I think these carbonless copy notebooks may be the answer. We are going to try them next year. The students will be required to purchase them at the school store. They are not inexpensive, the cost to the school is between $9 and $11 each.
Anyone using these?
You can find the link for the publisher here: http://www.haydenmcneilspecialtyproducts.com/products/physical-science.html