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  1. Presented by Annette Holder Portions adopted from M. Wells Interactive Science Notebooks Science Notebook
  2. What are Interactive Science Notebooks?
    • A student thinking tool
    • And organizer for inquiry questions and what I learned…
    • A way to access and process the learning utilizing various modalities (writing, drawing, and discussion)
    • A place for writing rough drafts based on hands-on learning
    • A formative assessment tool for teachers
    TUSD Science Resource Center
  3. Why Use Interactive Science Notebooks?
    • Improve organization skills
    • Improve critical thinking skills
    • Express understanding creatively
  4. Why are we using Interactive Science Notebooks?
    • Record data
    • Study for tests
    • Record progress
    • Communication
  5. Impact of Hands-on Science & Science Notebooks on Student Achievement Research shows that student understanding and literacy skills improve when students do hands-on minds-on science and use science notebooks to make sense of their science investigations.
  6. Science Notebook Setup Science Notebook
  7. Science Notebook Supplies scissors colored pencils pens & pencils NO MARKERS! Spiral Notebook Glue or glue stick
  8. Right Side? Left Side? What Goes Where?
    • Left Side
    • Student Output
    • Lots of Color
    • The brain remembers things in color better.
    • Concept Maps
    • Drawings
    • Reflective Writing
    • Questions
    • Data and Graphs
    • Songs
    • Poems
    • Data from Experiments
    • Cartoons or cartoon strips
    • Right Side
    • Teacher Input/Content
    • Blue or Black Ink/pencil
    • Information given in class
    • Lecture Notes
    • Lab Activities
    • Video Notes
    • Summaries
    • Textbook Notes
    • Procedures for experiments
    • Classroom Specific Information
  9. “ A Bit More On The Left” Getting Students to Think About Their Learning
    • REFLECTION: Use Guiding Prompts:
    • What are you curious about?
    • What would you like to test?
    • What was the main idea?
    • What are the important details to remember?
    • How does this relate to your life?
    • What don’t you understand?
  10. Getting started - Step 1: Science Notebook My Name My Grade On the cover, write your name and period #. Draw a diagram of something that reminds you of physical science.
  11. Step 2:
    • Starting with the first page, number the first 50 pages. Numbers should be small and at the top outside corner of every page.
    1 3 2 Cover of Notebook
  12. Step 3: At the top of pages 3,4,5, write Table of Contents. Divide each page into 3 columns, date, description, page #. Table of Contents 3 5 4 Table of Contents Table of Contents (Skip pages 1 and 2) Date Description Page # Date Description Page # Date Description Page #
  13. Step 4: 2
    • What are you curious about?
    • What would you like to test?
    • What was the main idea?
    • What are the important details to remember?
    • How does this relate to your life?
    • What don’t you understand?
    Add the following reflection questions on page 2. You will use these as open response questions.
  14. Example of communicating with others: REFLECTION QUESTIONS:
    • What are you curious about?
    • What would you like to test?
    • What was the main idea?
    • What are the important details to remember?
    • How does this relate to your life?
    • What don’t you understand?
  15. OUTPUT (your interpretation) INPUT (notes from teacher) Example page:
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  18. Graphic Organizers
    • Help organize thoughts
    • Assist with answering open response questions
    • Fish Bones
  19. Venn Diagram
  20. T-chart
  21. Net
  22. Wheel
  23. Tree
  24. Graphic Organizers
    • There are 10 graphic organizers posted on the wall above the board.
    • At times you will be allowed to choose one or I will direct you which to use.
    • These are all acceptable .
  25. We Are READY! Science Notebook