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Interactive Science Notebooks


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Interactive Science Notebooks

  1. 1. Interactive Science Notebooks
  2. 2. What is an Interactive Science Notebook (ISN)? <ul><li>A student thinking tool – one that allows you to organize your thoughts & reflections in a fun and creative way </li></ul><ul><li>A way to access and process the information using different parts of your brain (done through writing, drawing and discussion) </li></ul><ul><li>A means for all students to work at their level </li></ul><ul><li>A formative assessment tool for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>KEY TO SCIENCE SUCCESS!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use an ISN? <ul><li>To be like a REAL scientist! </li></ul>To record our thoughts, observations, questions and ideas
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Your ISN will be only used for science class and a new one will be created for each unit </li></ul><ul><li>It will be divided into 2 parts – a left side and a right side </li></ul><ul><li>It will contain a detailed table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Every page will be numbered and dated </li></ul><ul><li>It will be the key to your success in 7 th grade science </li></ul>
  5. 5. Left Side-Right Side: Which Side? <ul><li>The left side of your ISN LOVES student work </li></ul><ul><li>This side allows you to c r e a t i v e l y interact with what we are learning </li></ul><ul><li>The right side of </li></ul><ul><li>your ISN is RESTRICTED </li></ul><ul><li>This side contains ONLY information given to you by your teacher – nothing else </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Right Side <ul><li>This is the information given to you by your teacher during class </li></ul><ul><li>Examples may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture, video or textbook Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data from Experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Specific Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information on this side is TESTABLE material </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Left Side Let your c r e a t i v i t y shine
  8. 8. Left Side Options <ul><li>This is your side to show you understand the material </li></ul><ul><li>This c o l o r f u l and creative interaction helps your brain to process and remember the information better </li></ul><ul><li>The result is greater success in science!! </li></ul><ul><li>Left side choices </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings/illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Poems/raps/songs </li></ul><ul><li>Flow Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your parent </li></ul>
  9. 9. Left Side Example
  10. 10. Left Side Example
  11. 11. Left Side Example
  12. 12. Left and Ride Side Sample
  13. 13. Materials Needed <ul><li>3 Composition Books </li></ul><ul><li>Colored Pencils (collected by teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Glue Sticks (collected by teacher) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Setting up the ISN Be sure to follow along CAREFULLY
  15. 15. 1 st Page <ul><li>In the top right hand corner of the page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your class period </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The name of the unit centered on the page: Populations & Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>A colored illustration (or two) representing your ideas of the unit topic </li></ul>
  16. 16. Back of 1 st Page <ul><li>Neatly center and glue the page titled </li></ul><ul><li>Left-Side Options </li></ul>
  17. 17. Page Numbering <ul><li>Starting with the number “1”, neatly number EVERY page in the very top corner </li></ul>1 2
  18. 18. Table of Contents <ul><li>Title pages 1, 2 and 3 “Table of Contents” </li></ul><ul><li>Create table as shown </li></ul>Table of Contents Table of Contents Date Item Page Date Item Page 1 2
  19. 19. Page 4 <ul><li>Glue on Unit Wordle – center neatly on page </li></ul>
  20. 20. Pages 6 & 7 Center and Glue Safety Information
  21. 21. Page 8 Center and Glue Notebook Guidelines
  22. 22. Page 9 & Beyond <ul><li>Each page from this point on needs to have a date below the page number </li></ul><ul><li>Odd numbered pages (right side) are for information from your ODD teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Even numbered pages (left side) are for you to interact and creatively/colorfully respond to the information we’re discussing </li></ul>