Presented byDemetrius Asekomeh
Interactive Science Notebooks
What are InteractiveScience Notebooks?A student thinking toolAnd organizer for inquiry questions and what I learnedA way to access and process the learning utilizing various modalities (writing, drawing, and discussion)A place for writing rough drafts based on hands-on learningA formative assessment tool for teachers
Why Use Interactive Science Notebooks?Improve organization skillsImprove critical thinking skillsExpress understanding creatively
Why are we using Interactive Science Notebooks?Record dataStudy for testsRecord progressCommunication
Impact of Hands-on Science & Science Notebooks on Student AchievementResearch 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.
Science Notebook Setup
Science Notebook Supplies scissorscolored pencilspens & pencilsNO MARKERS!Spiral NotebookGlue or glue stick
Right Side? Left Side?What Goes Where?Left SideStudent OutputLots of ColorThe brain remembers things in color better.
Concept MapsDrawingsReflective WritingQuestionsData and GraphsSongs PoemsData from ExperimentsCartoons or cartoon strips
Right SideTeacher Input/ContentBlue or Black Ink/pencil
Information given in classLecture NotesLab ActivitiesVideo NotesSummariesTextbook NotesProcedures for experimentsClassroom Specific Information
A Bit More On The LeftGetting Students to Think About Their LearningREFLECTION: 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 dont you understand?
OUTPUT (your interpretation)INPUT (notes from teacher)Example page:
Graphic OrganizersHelp organize thoughtsAssist with answering open response questions
THE BOX & T-CHART
DifferencesThis organizer or writing frame is one part of a comprehensive, research-based approach to teaching students how to think, talk and write like scientists.
Graphic OrganizersThere are 8 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.
We Are READY!
*******SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS www.sciencenotebooks.orgWSTA Presentation October 2006*Lets use an example of a graphic organizer to compare the pencil and the marker. (Decide whether you need to copy a template for the Box & T-Chart or whether your students can create this in their notebooks, freehand).
First, how are the pencil and the marker the same? Write your thoughts in the box at the top of the graphic organizer.
In the box on the top, write how the pencil and the marker are the same.
Move to the lower level and begin listing how the pencil and the marker are different. When you say something about the pencil, say something about the marker as well. It might be, has an eraser and does not have an eraser.