Interactive Science Notebooks Presented by Laura Dailey Adapted from Lisa L. Hansen Agenda Interactive Notebooks Why? How? Set Up
Right Side / Left Side What are Interactive Science Notebooks? A student thinking tool And organizer for inquiry question and what has been learned. A way to access and process the learning utilizing various modalities (writing, drawing, and discussion) A means for all students to work at their level A place for writing rough drafts based on handson learning A formative assessment tool for teachers TUSD Science Resource Center
5 Good Reasons to Use Interactive Science Notebooks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Notebooks Notebooks Notebooks Notebooks Notebooks Are Thinking Tools
Guide Teacher Instruction Enhance Literacy Skills Support Differentiated Learning Foster Teacher Collaboration Science and Children Nov/Dec 2005, p.28-32 Purpose for Interactive Science Notebooks for Teachers: To identify evidence of student learning
To identify students misconceptions To collect evidence of student growth over time To develop next steps for planning and teaching TUSD Science Resource Center 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. Additional Helpful Hints Provide immediate feedback by checking notebooks regularly. Have occasional open notebook quizzes to inspire great notebooks. Allow students to make the notebooks their personal space! Encourage color and allow for differentiated note-taking and assessment completion. Why are we using science notebooks?
Record data To study for tests Record progress Communicate with others classmates and instructors. Notebooks help us learn! Science Notebook Setup
Right Side? Left Side? What Goes Where? Left Side Right Side
Student Output Lots of Color Teacher Input/Content Concept Maps Drawings Reflective Writing Questions Data from Experiments Video Notes Textbook Notes Summaries Homework
Warm ups Information given in class Lecture Notes Lab Procedures/Activities Analysis and Assessments Summaries Classroom Specific Information Customize to Your Students Needs!
A Bit More On The Left Getting Students to Think About Their Learning 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 dont you understand? Science Notebook Supplies glue sticks scissors (No staples or white glue) pens & pencils
ok o b e t o ti o n n i s o p com colored pencils NO MARKERS!
Getting started Step 1: On the cover, write your name and your teachers name. ame My N ame s N r e h Teac
Step 2: At the top of the first 2 pages, write Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents Step 3: Starting with the next page, number the first 50 pages. Numbers should be small and at the top outside corner of every page.
Table of Contents 1 2 2 3 Step 4: Beginning with page 1, students should write, or glue in, any vocabulary or unit concepts. On the next odd page, begin the first lesson! 1
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