Evaluating the effects of required science journal entries for fifth-grade science students during a science-specific field trip
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Journaling our experiences can help us learn to appreciate an awareness of that experience. In this action research-based project, I used multiple methods including student interviews, student attitude surveys pre and post treatment, and multiple teacher interviews to measure effectiveness of journal-use during a fifth-grade science-specific field trip. It was also determined if journal use during this science-specific field trip allowed a measurable result in improved attitude towards science in general. Upon conclusion of the data reviewed, the results indicated journal-use is effective in increased awareness and improved attitude towards scientific thinking.