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Interactive Lessons
I definitely agree that science notebooks are great for lower grades!  I think they can express their thoughts and keep track of their learning with pictures or illustrations throughout their notebook if they are not able to articulate using the correct terminology.

by Toneka Bussey > Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:31 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Technology in the classroom
Hi Kyler You raise an interesting point about some students being distracted when using simulations or other applications. It's been my experience that students need to know that whatever the activity (technology-based, hands-on, etc.), it's part of helping them learn. They may see activities as...

by Mary Bigelow > Thu May 10, 2018 6:26 PM

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New Teachers
Interactive Reflective Learning Journals
Hi Amanda! Like these other two ladies, I am also a student studying elementary education, and I'm also wrapping up my first semester of student teaching! I the elementary science content course that I am taking, my professor has us keep an interactive science journal. I like it because it's an e...

by Danielle Pinto > Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Garden Activities
A great idea I saw in a classroom I observed once was the teacher using the garden to grow different kinds of plants, and when he would plant them, he had the kids mark how deep the seeds should go and how far apart they should be from each other. The kids used their science notebooks to sketch out ...

by Megan Bradburn > Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 PM

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Life Science
Lesson Plan Ideas
My professor had us conduct a model of the lunar phases using Styrofoam balls and flashlights. One person held the Styrofoam ball on a skewer, while another person pointed a flashlight at the ball. While the moon person moves around, the flashlight person stands still. We observed and talked about t...

by Melissa Deleon > Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Science notebooks from what I have seen have been very useful to students. It keeps their thoughts organized and helps them have everything they have learned about science throughout the year in one place. The students have a table of contents and if kept up with is very successful. However it is th...

by Aleena Naqvi > Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:43 PM

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Life Science
Interactive Reflective Learning Journals
Hi Amanda! Back when I was in middle school, we had science journals where we would write the vocabulary words with visuals, notes over activities, and reflect on what we learn and thought about the activity. The teacher would take our notebooks every six weeks for grades. Our teacher would also...

by Carolina Olvera > Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:29 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Science Misconceptions
Haley -- I am currently a student at the University of Houston and one of the very first assignments we were given in my science course was to draw a scientist in our interactive notebooks. There are about 30 students in my class and only 2-3 people drew a female. I think this would be a great activ...

by Danielle Cavazos > Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:52 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Science notebooks
I have always used science notebooks, I personally find it very helpful just having an organizations will allow the students to have great material to rely for exams, test and overall a study guide. For teacher it is beneficial in my opinion because it allows the teacher as well as the students to k...

by Luz Alonzo > Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:17 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
Sayde, I am currently in my student teaching year, and in the science teacher's classroom she uses science notebooks when they complete activites and learn new vocabulary. What I would love to do in my classroom is use a science notebook as their main way to write things down and create things. I...

by Megan Bradburn > Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:44 PM

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Life Science
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
I agree! I think science notebooks are absolutely essential for students. Students get to document investigations and write about what they learn after each lesson. I like how students get to be little scientists by taking notes and observations, and writing down scientific explanations in their own...

by Minnu Messiahdas > Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:54 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
How do you take science home?
Anna and everyone, I, too, used to think that science could only be done in a lab at school with your classmates and teacher present, but I am currently taking a science methods course (I am a student teacher), and I have learned science can be done at home or anywhere, for that matter. For examp...

by Hussein Pacha > Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:13 PM

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Informal Science
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hey Julie, I think interactive notebooks are great. Keeping a science notebook encourages student to reflect on inquiry observations, activities and investigations. It is a great way for students to demonstrate their understanding of science concepts and for teachers to provide feedback. It's a good...

by Krystal Brea > Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:51 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Making Time
I’m currently a second grade student teacher. I notice that it is a bit challenging to fit in a full science lesson during the day. My mentor usually introduces her lessons with a science video or a brainpop video. Other times, she will engage her lessons with the science textbook and have the s...

by Jeanette Nguyen > Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:21 PM

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Early Childhood
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hello Julie! You brought up a good topic. Interactive science notebooks can absolutely be a good form of evaluating and accessing learning, especially for the lower grades (K-2). It may be kind of challenging to give the little ones a set of questions (quiz) to complete, and then have to access ther...

by Karina Herrera > Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:51 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hi Julie, I love what you said about science interactive notebooks serving as assessments for learning rather than assessments for grading. I see the importance of that statement because having a book of student's honest notes, drawings and thoughts is a great tool for teachers to use to track stu...

by Naimah Urfi > Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Teaching Science Vocabulary
Hi Vivian, It's true that teaching vocabulary in science is an integral part of understanding and it should not be left out. There are multiple strategies that can be used to help student acquire. Here are a couple of strategies I use with my high schoolers. For every unit, I decide on te...

by Ruth Hutson > Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:14 PM

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Chemistry
Assigning Homework
Homework packets for the week would be an effective way to issue homework to the younger students. Everything would be directly there for them and they do not have to scatter through folders and notebooks to complete 4 different sheets of homework. I would personally include all the subjects we as a...

by isaacah bell > Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:58 AM

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New Teachers
Weather and Elementary
I had children draw concepts of science and scientists on the covers of their Life Science notebooks at the start of the year. There were many potions and volcanoes represented. They drew concepts of weather on their Weather notebooks at the start of the weather unit. They are now at the end of the ...

by Marianne Cane > Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 AM

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Early Childhood
Amount of time for science in the classroom
Hello, I am a junior elementary education major, and I have also noticed a lack of focus on science in elementary classrooms. When I was at my field placement last semester, I never experienced any science lessons, and I visited throughout several different time periods of the day. It is not diff...

by Katie Koch > Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:02 PM

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Elementary Science
Weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Amount of time for science in the classroom
Yes - this is often the norm in elementary classrooms due to fear of falling behind on test scores. This also often happens to Social Studies. I have been an Elementary Science Specialist and would tell you that the best thing to do is schedule regular time for the Science- do as many hands-on thing...

by Julie Alexander > Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:31 AM

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Elementary Science
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hi Julie! I am currently in a class at UNI and we have digital science notebooks, I love when students get to write in an actual science journal, but the digital notebooks I think could be fun for older students so that they can take pictures and practice their technology uses in the classroom. I...

by Kia Widen > Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:10 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
States of Matter Lesson Ideas
I think it is great how you had the students perform many different experiments in order for them to learn about the states of matter. It is great that you had the students predict and make observations that they recorded into their notebooks. That is always good to have students do, because they ca...

by Emily Heckroth > Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:24 PM

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Elementary Science
States of Matter Lesson Ideas
I taught a group of second graders all about the different states of matter! I did this through showing different experiments. While we did the experiments, the students would predict before we did them then make observations in their science notebooks. They really enjoyed this and it could be used ...

by Ashtyn Riley > Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Using Science notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
I feel that science notebooks can be a great way to evaluate and assess students. Science notebooks give students a place to document their thinking and changes in their thinking during the learning process. As students document their thinking, teachers can check for understanding, which can then fa...

by Julie Morales > Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:50 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Jupyter notebooks
Is anyone using Jupyter notebooks with your science classes? Jupyter notebooks are a new technology to query and process large data sets. I am working on developing online Jupyter astronomy notebooks for secondary students, and would value your input if they have prior experience with them.

by Ardis Herrold > Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:24 PM

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STEM
Classroom Library and notebooks
Hello, There are several sites with foldables on a google search - such as West Virginia Department of Education collection! I am taking a great class through the University of Utah and the Marriott Library book program for educators - it has amazing ideas. The big thing I keep in mind is "W...

by Wendi Laurence > Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:43 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I have used Foldables in notebooks for elementary and middle school students. I really like them and the students like them as well. Foldables gives students another opportunity to use their hands to engage with science content. They are cutting, folding, gluing and making sense of the content. ...

by LeRoy Attles > Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
Have you had any experience using foldables in notebooks? What about spiral notebook vs. composition book?

by Juliette Guarino > Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I appreciate the use of three-ring binders for class materials, I still think composition notebooks are better for science notebooks since they are more flexible for use, easier to take outside, carry around while observing, and you can attach handouts on pages, even make a handout pocket in the bac...

by Beverly DeVore-Wedding > Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:14 AM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I am an elementary science specialist. As I prepare for the upcoming school year, I am thinking of making the following changes in my lab: 1. Reorganizing the classroom library by NGSS DCI 2. Using flexible three-ring binders instead of composition books as science notebooks Thoughts, id...

by Juliette Guarino > Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 PM

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Elementary Science
Technical Writing: Explanatory Science Diagrams
Thank you for your interesting and informative post on Explanatory Science Diagrams and the link to the Technical Communication Handbook, T.R. I agree that schematics really help to illustrate science phenomena. They also serve as a great way in labs and in science notebooks for teachers to assess s...

by Susan Farmer > Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:14 PM

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STEM
Getting students to go above and beyond
For my higher level and early finishers i have then do a reflection on their learning and when that is complete they have choices. Stem bins, station activities or enhance their notebooks

by Carole Moreno > Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:22 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Creating Digital notebooks
My district is going 1:1 with Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.  I've always used composition notebooks for my science class, but I'd really like to go with an electronic version of a notebook.  Any suggestions for formatting or useful apps to create a digital notebook?  I thought about usi...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:58 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I enjoy Interactive notebooks especially for elementary school students. In my current field placement, the students have IN's for each subject, but for Science, my Cooperating Teacher uses foldables and and the students glue theirs inside their notebooks. Right now they are currently learning abo...

by Justine Buzon > Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:40 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I think science notebooks are a great idea! My science professor has us use a science interactive notebook and it is designed on our own but, our professor gave us some of the information to put inside of it. I found this to be very useful in studying and keeping up with content. I also enjoyed bein...

by stephanie Lybarger > Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:12 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Are you familiar with interactive notebooks? They can be a great asset to a science class, especially in elementary school!

by Claire Prejean > Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:37 PM

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Early Childhood
Interactive Science notebooks
I want to implement an ISN in my classroom. What are some staple things to have in them that students will benefit the most out of?

by MaryHelen Fouty > Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Interactive science notebooks are a great idea! They really help the students stay organized. I am a student teacher and in my methods science class, I have to keep up with one and it helps me as a college student. I would give the students an opportunity to personalize their journals as creatively ...

by THU TA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:25 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My students love using their science notebooks! I think it is a great resource for them because it is something they can always refer back to. Foldables are a great tool as well! They can always paste them into their science journal for future reference. I like having science notebooks for my studen...

by JENNIFER GARCIA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:38 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I agree that interactive science notebooks are a great way to assess conceptual understanding of a subject. Interactive Science notebooks also allows all students to become active learners while writing. If the interactive science notebooks are checked regularly, the students will be motivated to wr...

by Yesenia Leal > Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:38 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My second grade placement class uses science notebooks too! They are so great and an awesome way to have students keep track of everything they've been working on for the whole year. It's also a type of formal assessment!

by Carolina Varela > Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:05 AM

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Early Childhood
Garden Activities
Hi! I recently did a science lesson with a first grade class and I used the school garden to introduce the topic of parts of a plant. There were many weeds and plants that weren't necessarily part of the garden, so I had the students pick one and pull it out of the ground completely. I did this s...

by Sanovia Sanicharan > Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
Claire, I was interning in a third grade classroom last year and I loved what my teacher did with her students in regards to science notebooks. For each chapter of the science textbook the teacher had the students build their own construction paper notebook. For each major section of the chapter th...

by Kaitlyn Nicholson > Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 PM

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Early Childhood
Success For All, Takes Us All
Modeling in Science with English Language Development in Elementary Description: How to incorporate language development discussions and modeling in notebooks during a science investigation Presenters: Iraiz Ynigo Organizations/Schools: Harrison Elementary Scho...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:56 PM

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Professional Learning
Science Notebook
Personally, I like to allow more freedom in science notebooks. As long as they are taking notes, I am not super specific when it comes to being exact. The reason I do this, is because I learn better when I have more control over where things go inside my own notes. For those who like more structure,...

by Deborah Pederson > Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:06 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I think allowing the students to have a lot of freedom in their science notebooks really increases their enjoyment and involvement in their science notebooks. Recording in a science notebook is very important and develops certain skills, but I don't think they should be taken for a grade. It allows ...

by Zoe Huizenga > Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:05 PM

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Elementary Science
Engagement
One of the most effective ways I have used technology is transferring our method of notebooking to digital notebooks. In my lab, we use Seesaw to record our process and discoveries and this creates a quick and easy collaborative community for my students to ask questions about each others' work a...

by Kathryn Bennett > Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
With the rapid proliferation of technology in our schools, I wonder if we will switch over to electronic notebooks?

by Elise Murphy > Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:44 PM

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Elementary Science
Science interactive notebook?
You can go for nitty Gritty Science presents: Intro to science interactive notebooks by Dr Erica Coldn. You can go to their website "Nitty Gritty Science" to explore more. http://ukessaywriters.blogspot.com/

by Steve Collins > Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 AM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Try to use activities in your Science Interactive Notebook that are more hands-on.  My students love their notebook!

by Janice Weber-Klein > Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:23 PM

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General Science and Teaching
How to start the year off right
Relate the science content to your students' world. Let them investigate real world places, topics, and their interests. Of course, you will have to guide with respect to your grade level science standards and or district curriculum. Use a science notebook in writing for students to record their...

by Beverly DeVore-Wedding > Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:02 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
Science note books are awesome! It keeps them organized and the generally keep up with them because the amount of time and effort put into them. Use them to study for test and quizzes because all of their notes are there to help them study. I think all teachers should think about using interactive n...

by Felicia Thomas > Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 AM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Science notebooks are a great idea! In a few of my college classes, we have had interactive notebooks and even as an adult, I find that I learn so much from having one. One essential to it is to not only have the students write in it with pencil but have them glue handouts and charts onto it. Als...

by Audrey Stall > Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:30 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Notebook
I am in a science course for elementary teaching right now, and they have us using interactive science notebooks for ourselves. It helps us organize our own notes, as well as practice learning how to use it. I think they can be hard if a student gets behind because they have to figure out what all t...

by Courtney Black > Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:52 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I have also noticed that having the science notebooks are very helpful. The students take notes, anchor the labs, and can use the science notebook for reference.

by Monica Humphery > Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:30 PM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I really enjoy having the students use the science notebooks. It is a great tool for them to write down their thoughts and answers to certain questions. Also, they can draw pictures in it to match the lesson or even put in foldables and other materials that they can use to reference back to.

by Sariena Cheang > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:32 PM

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Elementary Science
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I agree! I am currently a student teacher and I have found interactive notebooks to be beneficial for me even at the college level.

by Kelly Thomas > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:24 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I would agree with using notebooks with older grades

by Diane Soto > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:21 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I agree that Science Interactive notebooks are a good way to keep students organized and a way to help with future note taking skills. Throughout my college courses I have made seven interactive notebooks and they have been a very helpful tool for studying! It is a nice way to keep all of my infor...

by Danielle Cadenhead > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:17 PM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Definitely not! I have used interactive notebooks for my own college classes (I'm currently a student teacher), and even I have found it extremely helpful. It's a great way to organize my notes and what I learn or do in class. I have also seen it being used in a third grade classroom and when the te...

by Y-La Nguyen > Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
Hi, Eleanor! I think science notebooks are a great way to keep students (and teachers) organized! I think science notebooks can also hold students accountable for their learning and engagement during science lessons. Some things I think you can do when moving towards creating science notebooks is ha...

by Christine Khuong > Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:26 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I love science notebooks! They are really helpful for keeping track of student progress and also for them as a resource to study from. Look on Pinterest for all kinds of cool ideas and also Teachers Pay Teachers! Make sure to include lots of fun foldable to make it interactive and fun for the kiddos...

by Caitlyn Baeza > Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:46 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My 4ht grade students keep interactive science notebooks. We often create foldables to glue in and it is a helpful tool for studying. I always tell my students that their interactive notebooks is for both them and their parents :) Some parents are unfamiliar with certain topics we cover so the inter...

by Karmen Jones > Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Garden Activities
Some of my student teaching revolved around the gardens in the various schools I was in! We made interactive notebooks where students could make observations, take notes, write questions, etc. I think the interactive notebook was very beneficial because all of the information was in a single locatio...

by Katrice > Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:34 PM

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Life Science
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I think that interactive notebooks are a great tool to use in the classroom. I think where the students lose focus, is when they feel that no one is looking at it. When students turn in assignments they know that someone will look at their work. I think that if you take the time weekly to do a inter...

by Dinaz Lokhandwalla > Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:55 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I do not think it is a waste of time if you truly believe it is helping your students. Everything should be for the best interest of the students. I think that if you share with your team how it is working in your classroom, and improvement you see they would probably invest more time and thought. I...

by Sandra Rubio > Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:24 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I have always found a science notebooks to be very resourceful. This allows a student to organize the topics they have gone through by collecting data and attaching important documents. Science notebooks are also a great resource for students to use when they are taking an exam. Most students keep u...

by Trisha Carmona > Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks for Kindergarten
When I taught 2nd grade we used science journals/notebooks but we drew most of the items and labeled some things if needed. We saved leaves and did leaf rubbings, I gave them small envelopes and snack size ziploc bags to keep their treasures in and we taped them into the journal. We always started t...

by Pam Dupre > Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:33 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Science notebooks
I love the idea of keeping a science notebook in an early childhood classroom. I think this is good practice for students to start collecting data and reflecting on that data then making conclusions from that data. I am a preservice teacher and have seen science notebooks in many of the schools that...

by Courtney George > Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:26 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
In my class we use science notebooks. I think they are effective as long as the students are able to reference back to the notebooks in order to refresh prior knowledge. Every time we use the notebooks we do it together as a whole so that all of the students have the information that they need in th...

by Sherita Celestine > Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:36 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hello Jessica, I agree that the interactive notebooks are more productive with higher grades because it involves a certain level of independence keeping up with the entries. I am student teaching a fourth grade class and the students often have to write their own responses and make study guides. Th...

by Farah Aziz > Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:07 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
In all of my teaching classes we are required to make and keep a notebook. My children have them for every class in the elementary school. They can be very effective if you make them interactive and fun. Foldables are a great way for children to learn material and then they just glue them in thei...

by Zandra Russell > Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:03 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks for Kindergarten
Hello, I am currently a student but this seems like a great strategy for your students. I believe it is important to start students off from a young age to get use to doing their own assignments in their notebooks. I would love to try this out in my future classroom and write the instructions on the...

by Antonella Castro > Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:40 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Science notebooks
Throughout college, I have always been required to keep interactive notebooks for different classes, including science. I have had one for math, science, and different education courses I have been required to take. I did not realize how popular they are, but they have really taken off! I was never ...

by Lesley Cooper > Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:00 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I am a pre-service teacher and I have seen many classes that use science notebooks. I think it's a great way for kids to keep track of activities and ideas they have done in the past. I feel like the kids are more engaged when they use the science notebooks because it's something theu can keep and t...

by Holly Buten > Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:32 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I agree, many colleges use interactive notebooks as well! I have used three already!

by Paige McRoberts > Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:23 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I definitely think science notebooks are the way to go. Each child could have their own interactive notebook that they could keep to write down their observations, models, notes, etc. Interactive notebooks are a great way for students to look back on what they have learned and continue to expand t...

by Paige McRoberts > Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:22 PM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Hello, I think providing interactive science notebooks is not a waste of time. I feel by incorporating it, it would give students a sense of being investigators. I believe as long as it's use for interactive activities rather then just only notes, it would be a powerful tool. The notebook would allo...

by Alice Arrieta > Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:57 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Gardening in the Classroom
Hi there! I can relate to your experience, because whenever I watch/read The Lorax with my kids, we want to plant things too! I think to start, it would be necessary to know the students age or grade level. A great introductory activity for any age (simple, quick, fun, encouraging) is to grow be...

by Whitney Pomeroy > Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:10 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
I like the idea of science notebooks. My cooperating teacher uses science notebooks and honestly the kids love putting things in them and looking back at the things they have done. They can also use this to show their parents things they have done in their science class.

by Stephanie Moreno > Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:51 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
To be honest, science notebooks are really helpful in a science class because students are able to write down their observations and make inferences in regards what they are learning. I am a Student Teacher and my cooperating teacher allows her students to use their science journals in creative way,...

by Karen Rivas > Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:48 PM

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I think science notebooks makes it a lot easier for students to refer back to their notes for guidance and to organize their thoughts when they observe during experiments. We use science journals for my science class in college and I definitely think it’s helpful when it comes to taking notes and...

by Wendy Duan > Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:47 PM

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We use these in my college courses as well. I like that it keeps me organized and it keeps everything for each class in it's own notebook. I can always go back and reference what I've done and learned in class. Where I student teach, they use interactive notebooks as well and I think allowing the...

by Kiana Jensen > Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:19 PM

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Hi Eleanor! I think science notebooks are a great way for students to not only keep record of the activities they do in class, but also help them to become familiar with taking notes. I think it's important to keep in mind of the grade level when incorporating it in the lesson. For example, for ...

by Heejin Jeon > Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:03 PM

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I love the idea of science notebooks, and I love Pinterest! To expand on your thought that they are "so helpful (both to student and teacher)" I agree, and this is because it is hard sometimes to come up with questions that students might ask or things they might notice in any given topic. As a ...

by Whitney Pomeroy > Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:13 PM

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I am also for interactive science notebooks. I think the students take ownership in the notebook. Also, varied learning styles are addressed when students learn to organize and color code vocabulary and important ideas. I love the fact that students can go back to their notebook to revisit original ...

by Cara Cook > Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:31 PM

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I definitely love interactive notebooks for any subject. I have used them in many of my college classes, and they have been a great resource as a student. What I have learned is that all the material that goes in the notebooks need to be supported by meaningful lesson and activities. When my profess...

by Araceli Venturini > Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:18 AM

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I've been using sciene journals, interactive notebooks, whatever you choose to call them, with my students for 10 years. I've tried to do the method Ayari described with teacher notes on the right and students work on the left. It was difficult to keep up and in the end, my goal was for it to be the...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:05 PM

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Interactive notebooks are very nice for students to use in the classroom. I would definitely recommend them, but allow the students to organize it in a way that would benefit the student not you.

by Michelle Rodriguez > Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:07 AM

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In my college class we use science notebooks as well but we call them Interactive notebooks. The professors are a bit strict with them as far as what goes where and where to take to notes. Any kind of handout or worksheet given to the students from the teacher goes on the right side and the right si...

by Ayari San Luis > Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:15 PM

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The idea of incorporating science notebooks into the classroom is a great idea! I am currently using one in my science class and it is very beneficial. It allows me to keep all my handouts in one place and organized. It also allows me to quickly reference what we have discussed in class if I were to...

by Kelsie Dartayet > Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:33 PM

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When doing my field experience hours, I have found that many of my cooperating teachers use a science notebook for each new experiment they do. One of my teachers had their notebooks broken down into sections for each part of the experiment. So, for example, she would have the students write all t...

by Kelly Anne McKinley > Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:38 PM

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Science notebooks are AWESOME!!!! My class loves them, we allow them to write definitions and draw pictures of the definitions in their notebooks. We also use ribbon as a bookmark.

by Ashli Wells > Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:21 PM

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What we did in school, and then I learned how to make these again in my teaching science course, was make interactive notebooks that included everything. We had to log every step for each experiment as if we were going to publish our notebooks in a Scientific Journal. We would create a new log for e...

by Emily Carver > Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:30 PM

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I personally love the idea of science notebooks. I think that if you have fun foldables and incorporating a lot of color into your notebook, it will get the students to keep up with the notebooks.

by Kathy Nguyen > Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:12 PM

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My teacher is obsessed with interactive science notebooks as well. Instead of doing the traditional paper and pencil one, she is having us do it through OneNote. For the kids, you can have them work with an interactive science notebook on a tablet. Or you could do a whole group science notebook wher...

by Kayla Henderson > Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:38 AM

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Hi! Yes!! Please implement that in your classroom for all subjects! You can model the notes to your students as they add them into their notebooks throughout the school year. They can continually look through there notes and you'll always have peace in mind that they are correct because they will...

by Sandra Saint-Val > Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:12 PM

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