Interactive Science Notebooks 2009

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  • 1. Interactive Science Notebooks

2. What is an InteractiveScience Notebook (ISN)?

  • A student thinking tool one that allows you to organize your thoughts & reflections in a fun and creative way
  • A way to access and process the information using different parts of your brain (done through writing, drawing and discussion)
  • A means for all students to work at their level
  • A formative assessment tool for teachers

3. Why use an ISN?

  • To be like a REAL scientist!

To record our thoughts, observations, questions and ideas 4. How does it work?

  • Your ISN will be only used for science class and a new one will be created for each unit
  • It will be divided into 2 parts a left side and a right side
  • It will contain a detailed table of contents
  • Every page will be numbered and dated
  • It will be thekeyto your success in 7 thgrade science

5. Left Side-Right Side:Which Side?

  • The left side of your ISNLOVES student work
  • This side allows you toc r e a t i v e l yinteract with what we are learning
  • The right side of
  • your ISN is RESTRICTED
  • This side contains ONLY information given to you by your teacher nothing else

6. The Right Side

  • This is the information given to you by your teacher during class
  • Examples may include:
    • Lecture, video or textbook Notes
    • Lab Activities
    • Summaries
    • Data from Experiments
    • Classroom Specific Information
    • Vocabulary
  • Information on this side is TESTABLE material

7. The Left Side Let your c r e a t i v i t yshine 8. Left Side Options

  • This isyourside to show you understandthe material
  • This c o l o r f u land creative interaction helps your brain to process and remember the information better
  • The result is greater success in science!!
  • Left side choices
  • Concept Maps
  • Drawings/illustrations
  • Poems/raps/songs
  • Flow Charts
  • Graphs
  • Teach your parent

9. Left Side Example 10. Left Side Example 11. Left Side Example 12. Left and Ride Side Sample 13. Materials Needed

  • 3 Composition Books
  • Colored Pencils (collected by teacher)
  • Glue Sticks (collected by teacher)

14. Setting up the ISN Be sure to follow along CAREFULLY 15. 1 stPage

  • In the top right hand corner of the page
    • Your name
    • Your class period
  • The name of the unit centered on the page:Populations & Ecosystems
  • A colored illustration (or two) representing your ideas of the unit topic

16. Back of 1 stPage

  • Neatly center and glue the page titledInteractive Science Notebook Guidelines

17. Front of 2 nd Page

  • Neatly center and glue the page titledwhat your notebook should look like

18. Backof 2 nd Page

  • Neatly center and glue the page titledLearning Targets

19. Page Numbering

  • Starting with the number 1, neatly number EVERY page in the very top corner

1 20. Table of Contents

  • Title pages 1 through 6 Table of Contents
  • Create table as shown

Table of Contents Table of Contents DateItem Page DateItem Page 2 3 21. Page 7

  • Neatly center and glue the page titledSafety Contract

22. Page 8 & Beyond

  • Each page from this point on needs to have a date below the page number
  • Odd numbered pages (right side) are for information from your ODD teacher
  • Even numbered pages (left side) are for you to interact and creatively/colorfully respond to the information were discussing


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