Science has never been my favorite subject and it's always a little challenging for me to teach. This year I decided to use interactive notebooks with my kiddos during science. I actually started using interactive notebooks in social studies last year and LOVED them so I was very excited to start researching new ways to incorporated this same strategy with science.
I was amazed with the creative ideas I found on Pintrest...so amazed that I was actually looking forward to teaching science. *Gasp!*
Well last week was the start or our science notebooks and so far the kids are loving science time and their notebooks are looking pretty spiffy if I do say so myself. This week we focused on the organization and set up of the notebook as well as an understanding of the basics of science.
Here is a peek into our science notebooks so far...remember we just started so there's not a whole lot...yet!
Science Notebook title page (Pintrest inspired, of course!)
On the "student side" they created this simple foldable.
Our next lesson focused on the scientific method. On the "teacher side" Students completed clozed notes highlighting the steps of the scientific method. We also watched a BrainPop video and discussed each step of the scientifc method in detail.
Then the kids created their own illustrated version of the scientific method for the student side of their notebooks. they simply created the mini-book and then pasted the back cover to their notebooks. They had so much fun with these! :)
Do you use interactive notebooks in your class? Any tips?