I’m so excited to start a new blog series, New Notebook Blog Series. For many different units of study, I’m going to include photos of a sample notebook. I’ll also include links to resources, blog posts, videos, etc. that I suggest.
With notebook lessons, I make sure to include input (what the teacher wants), student communication with each other, and output (one page of student reflection of what they learned for 10 minutes). Learn more about lesson structure.
On the left, we have our list of Big Money Words that we focus on all year. Learn more
about the lesson. On the right is the output for this lesson. The students get the sentence
stem, “When I am discussing science,…”
We go over the 6 tools we will regularly use for measuring. Students take notes on what it measures and what the units of measurement are. They get to explore the tools with their teams. On the right, they sort the tools based on the purpose: safety, measurement, or observation.
We begin an experiment that takes 3 days in all from writing a question to writing a conclusion. The right page is the Output with sentence stems.
On the left, students describe what scientific observations are. On the right, they sort the observation statements as scientific or not scientific.
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