Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks. What are Interactive Science Notebooks? A thinking tool A place for students to organize what they have learned.

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Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks Slide 2 What are Interactive Science Notebooks? A thinking tool A place for students to organize what they have learned A place for students to write questions and inquire about what they are doing A way to use writing, drawing and labeling to think about science A way for you to know what students understand Slide 3 Why Should Students Use Interactive Science Notebooks? To Improve Organization To Improve Critical Thinking To Express Ideas Creatively To Connect Thinking and Experiences with Science Concepts To Engage Students in Collaborative Inquiry To Develop Academic Language To offer student choice, to encourage creativity and to help them make connections-All of this creates ownership Slide 4 The Impact of Interactive Science Notebooks Research shows that student understanding, literacy skills and writing improve when students discover hands- on, minds-on science and use interactive notebooks to make sense of what they are learning and investigating. Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 How Does it Tie Together? At the beginning of each unit, develop an overarching question or problem that all learning can be linked back to It should be tied to real world issues or problems Follow the Learning Cycle: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate/Extend, Evaluate i.e. 3 rd Grade: Pollution and Conservation-What ecological footprint am I leaving behind in this world? Slide 8 Engage Engage: Set the stage by introducing the essential question and using a hook to solicit interest Introduce the unit and discuss briefly with the class Have the students complete a trigger assignment to generate questions about the topic (think pair share, reading assignment, etc) Slide 9 Explore Explore: Students engage in inquiry, raising questions and developing hypothesis Students complete the first investigation Teacher models how to write a summary statement Students begin recording information related to the activity on the input pages Slide 10 Explain Explain: Teacher leads processing strategies and discussions for students to make sense of their work Students begin recording their output Encourage multiple ways for students to make connections (pictures, cartoons, poems, etc) Students can answer one of the big six questions Slide 11 Elaborate and Extend Elaborate/Extend: Students extend or apply learning to new and real world situations Students complete homework to extend learning Additional lab investigations are conducted Slide 12 Evaluate Evaluate: Teacher brings closure: helping students summarize their work, make connections and assess their learning Teacher models how to write a self reflection paper or thesis paper Slide 13 What do You Need to Set up a Notebook? Slide 14 Right Side Teacher Input/Content-Blue or Black Ink or Pencil Information Given in Class Lecture Notes Lab Notes Video Notes Summaries Textbook Notes Procedures for Experiments Any other Information the Teacher Provides Slide 15 Left Side Student Output with a lot of Color: Concept Maps Drawings Reflective Writing Questions Data and Graphs Songs Poems Data from Experiments Cartoons and Cartoon Strips Slide 16 More on the Left When Using 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 article relate to your life? What dont you understand? Slide 17 Getting Started On the cover, write your first and last name Under your name, write my name Using the white paper, markers, and colored pencils in your box draw any picture that you would like Take that drawing and glue it to the front of your notebook For students to personalize: Take a picture of them to glut to the front cover and allow them to decorate it Slide 18 Page Numbering Starting with the first page, number the first fifty pages. Numbers should be small and at the top outside corner of every page 1 Back Side of Cover of Notebook Slide 19 Table of Contents Begin with page 2 and glue in the table of content pages found inside your plastic tub You will need to fold the page for it to fit in the notebook You can have students paste additional table of content pages on 3-4 if you would like Slide 20 Reflection Questions On page 1, write down the following open response 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 article relate to your life? What dont you understand? Slide 21 Interactive Notebook Agreement After you and your parents have read and signed this sheet, you will glue it on the back side of the front cover of your notebook Back Side Cover of Notebook Slide 22 Writing in Science Types of Science Writing: Hypothesis Procedural Writing Questions Results Summary Statements Opinions or Reflections Final Conclusions Essay or Thesis Slide 23 We are Ready! This afternoon, you will be using the interactive notebook you created while participating in discovery lab stations. Remember the purpose of the left and right sides of your notebook Your grade level leader will provide more information before and during the activity Slide 24 Are you interested in learning more? Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks By: Kellie Marcarelli

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