Thursday Throw Down: Science Interactive Notebooks

Hey friends! I’m linking up with my friend Erin at I’m Lovin’ Lit to share how I do my Science Interactive Notebooks for Thursday Throw Down!

I shared with you here and here how I use interactive notetaking to help students closely read the passages on our Social Studies topics to take notes they can use to study later… well, we do the same in Science!

I LOVE the website www.k12reader.com to get great passages for our Science and Social Studies topics! You can search between the grade levels and find passages on most everything you teach. The passage in the picture above came from this website, and it is what I used to introduce the forms of matter. You can see, they boxed each paragraph with a different color, and then on the left, all of our notes from each paragraph are color coordinated. It’s a great tool for studying! I also have them fold their notebook back so that they can’t see the passage, and then “read” their notes to a partner. They must turn their pictures and phrases into complete sentences to tell their partner all about the topic.

We also LOVE foldables in my room! Here is one we worked on today about precipitation:

 They drew the precipitation types on the right flaps:

…and then they defined the types of precipitation under the flaps:

Of course, I let them use their resources to help them!

If you teach weather, this foldable came from my Weather Interactive Notebook Foldables resource that you can get from my TPT store! I used Erin’s awesome Interactive Notebook Foldable Templates to create these! She is so awesome for allowing us to use them in our products. :o)

Everyone have a great Thursday!! Be on the lookout for something SUPER exciting coming tomorrow!

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