Interactive Science Notebooks: A Parent's Guide

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Interactive Science Notebooks: A Parent's Guide

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  • 1. Interactive Science Notebooks A Parent Guide by Mrs. Dunne

2. What is an InteractiveScience Notebook? A tool to help students develop,practice, and refine scienceunderstanding, while alsodeveloping reading, writing,mathematic, and communicationskills. 3. Benefits Develop critical thinking skills Improve organization Demonstrate understandings increative ways Foster literacy skills (mandated by theCommon Core State Standards) Provides a portfolio of studentlearning throughout the school year 4. Keeping Current The COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (2010)calls for embedding literacy into science and socialstudies Students are called to: Read closely and make inferences Determine central ideas Analyze text Interpret texts Assess points of view Integrate and evaluate content Delineate and evaluate arguments of claims Analyze ideas across texts Read and comprehend informational texts 5. Interactive Notebooks and the Brain Interactive Science Notebooks aresupported in current brain research The set up of each notebook alignswith the functioning of thehemispheres of the brain Allows the brain to analyze, interpret,and synthesize information Synthesis of skills aids in transferringinformation into the long termstorage area of the brain 6. Notebook Set UpLeft Side- Right Side- Student Output Teacher Input Concept maps Lecture notes Drawings Lab activities Questions Video notes Data and graphs Summaries Self reflections Textbook notes Data from experiments Procedures for experiments Cartoons Classroom specifics Writing prompts vocabulary 7. Prompts to Push Student THINKING As students work in the left side of the notebook,they think about the following: What are students curious about? What would they like to test/ experiment? What was the main idea? What are the important details to remember? How does the information relate to life? What do students still not understand? 8. Further Resources http://www.nonags.org/members/dasaunders/index2.html http://info.teachtci.com/forum/isn.aspx http://www.mrgreer.net/interactivenotebook.html http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/snguyen/Physical%20Science/Interactive_Notebook.htm

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