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Interactive Science Notebooks. Presented by: Michele Allen, Katie Dove, Patricia Duke, and Pam Naylor Portions adopted from: Annette Holder, M. Wells, Deborah Brendel , and Region 13. What are Interactive Science Notebooks?. A student thinking tool - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Interactive Science Notebooks

Interactive Science NotebooksPresented by: Michele Allen, Katie Dove, Patricia Duke, and Pam Naylor

Portions adopted from: Annette Holder, M. Wells, Deborah Brendel, and Region 13

2What are Interactive Science Notebooks?A student thinking toolAn organizer for what the student learnsA way to access and process the learning utilizing various modalities (writing, drawing, and discussion)A place for writing rough drafts based on hands-on learningWhy Use Interactive Science Notebooks?Improves critical thinking skillsStudents become actively engaged in thinking and communicatingStudents use both their visual and linguistic intelligencesNotebooks help students to systematically organize as they learnNote taking becomes an active process

3Why do Interactive Science Notebooks work?Interactive Science Notebooks use both the right and left brain hemispheres to help sort, categorize, remember, and creatively interact with new knowledgeStudents have a place to record data, study for tests, and communicate in a variety of waysResearch 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 investigations4Science Notebook Setup5

Science Notebook Supplies6

Bound JournalCrayonsGlue or Glue StickMap ColorsScissorsSample Science Notebook Cover7

Right Side? Left Side?What Goes Where?Left SideStudent OutputLots of ColorThe brain remembers things in color better.Concept MapsDrawingsReflective WritingQuestions about what youre learningData and GraphsSongsPoemsData from ExperimentsCartoons or cartoon stripsWriting PromptsReflectionsPictures

Right SideTeacher Input/ContentBlue or Black Ink/Pencil

Information given in classLecture NotesLab activitiesVideo NotesSummariesTextbook NotesProcedures for ExperimentsClassroom Specific InformationCornell-style NotesVocabulary words and their definitionsTeacher questions and sample problemsHandouts with new information8A Bit More On The LeftGetting Students to Think About Their LearningSome Suggested Prompts1. Whats my study plan to learn this information? 2. Whats the best way to remember this topic?3. Write the lyrics for a song on this topic.4. Make ___ Vocabulary Cartoons from this topic.5. Paraphrase this information into 1 sentence.6. Write 4 What if statements about this topic.7. Write a letter to ____about this topic.8. Create an analogy and visual for this topic.9. Write and solve ___ problems using this information10. Use a Venn Diagram to compare & contrast these topics.11. What do I already know about this topic?12. Make a visual illustration explaining this topic.13. Write a poem on this topic.14. Write a mnemonic to help you remember this information.15. For REFLECTION use prompts such as: What are you curious about? What would you like to test? What are the important details to remember? What dont you understand?

9*Modify to find ways that work best for you and your students.Getting StartedAfter you finish your cover decorations, start with the first page and number the first 50 pages.Numbers should be small and at the top outside corner of every page.

10Cover of Notebook123The inside cover is a great place to put lab safety/procedures of a safety contract.The first page you create is a title page (like a book). 11

This is page 1 of your journal. Students decide the title and decorations.Reserve 2 or more pages after the title page for a Table of contents.12

Make columns for:DateEntryPageGrade (This helps when grades are due. You dont have to flip through the entire book.)For primary students, it may be helpful to copy and glue in grid pages for the Table of Contents.13

For Primary Students ConsiderCreating a class journal to model the process using a chart tablet.Students contribute by finding pictures and telling you what to record.Smiley face grading.Letting students express themselves through more drawing than writing.MODEL, MODEL, teachers please model.14OUTPUT(your interpretation)INPUT(notes from teacher)15Example page:

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Some Graphic Organizers to Use20

Fish BonesT-ChartVenn DiagramNetWheelGraphic organizers help organize thoughts and assist with answering open response questions.