I have been researching the idea of “notebooking” for science. I found a site that has great ideas for notebooking and other science activities.
There are also a fun lesson on the 5 senses.
Here is another site that has ideas for science notebooking.
Here are some pictures of their science center.
Here is an idea for smaller notebooks made from composition notebooks. The smaller size makes them easier to store and may be a little less intimidating to the kids at the beginning of the year.
This last site has great information on the how and why of using science notebooks. It also has resources from prek-6th grade