Northeast Middle School

INTERACTIVE STUDENT NOTEBOOKS


The purpose of the interactive notebook is to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive notebooks are used for class notes as well as for other activities where the student will be asked to express his/her own ideas and process the information presented in class. 

 

Why do they work?  

This style of notebook uses both the right and left-brain hemispheres to help sort, categorize and be creative with the newly attained knowledge.  The right side of the spiral notebook is for writing down information given by the teacher (notes, vocabulary, video notes, labs, etc.).  The left side of the spiral shows the understanding of the information from the right side (brainstorming, reflections, drawings/figures, worksheets, etc.).

 

Your INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOK will increase your understanding of science by

using writing as a process for discovery and synthesis of inquiry.

modeling many enduring functions of scientists – recording information and data, creating experimental diagrams, forming associations and connections to other learning, and asking thoughtful questions.

improving your ability to organize ideas and information to provide a study reference for each unit, as well as a resource to consult for review prior to tests, and even in high school as you continue in science.

demonstrating to your teacher and parents your developing organizational skills, understanding of science concepts and ability to express thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways.

deepening the science skills acquired in prior years by application to 8th grade Science.



What students will bring home to be filled out on the first day of school:


STUDENT: I understand the purpose of the Interactive Science Notebook and will try my best to keep my notebook up-to-date and complete. If I fall behind I will quickly seek out assistance from Ms. Solomon either before or after school.

Student Name ___________________________________________(print)

SIGNED __________________________________________ (student signature)

Date _________________

PARENTS: I have read the above information. I understand the purposes of the Interactive Science Notebook and will encourage and monitor my student’s completion of notebook work. I will support make-up time either before or after school if necessary.

PARENT SIGNATURE _________________________________________

Date _______________________

E-mail contact information __________________________________

and/or cell # ____________________

 

 

 

Why do they work?  

This style of notebook uses both the right and left-brain hemispheres to help sort, categorize and be creative with the newly attained knowledge.  The right side of the spiral notebook is for writing down information given by the teacher (notes, vocabulary, video notes, labs, etc.).  The left side of the spiral shows the understanding of the information from the right side (brainstorming, reflections, drawings/figures, worksheets, etc.).


Think as a scientist … Record as a scientist … And reflect as a scientist!


 

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http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/

http://jyounghewes.tripod.com/science_notebooks.html

http://www.irvingisd.net/sciencecenter/curriculum.htm

http://mysciencespace.com/documents/InteractiveNotebook.pdf


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