Interactive Science Notebooks 3

I want to start by revisiting my list of pages from last week:

Page  1     Table of Contents
Page  2     Safety Rules
Page  3     Unit essential questions
Page  4     Vocabulary
Page  5     Banana brochure
Page  6     Vocabulary
Page  7     Pennies and Taco Sauce brochure
Page  8     Left blank
Page  9     Taco Sauce as a Cleaner brochure

I played around with a couple vocabulary ideas. My first thought was to do this:

I realized, however, that this would be too much at the beginning of the year. Instead, I divided the vocabulary between two organizers. That's why they are on two of the pages.

So, what else do I do with blank pages? Whatever is needed! Sometimes I want my students to draw sketches, sometimes answer a question . . . This year I plan to have them do a lot more writing, so I'll be planning some writing prompts (I'm thinking maybe a couple prompts per unit).

p 11     Science tools

After we explore the different science tools and practice using them, I give this little activity to students and ask them to identify the tools. If you would like a copy, please click the picture. The pdf file has two pages so it can also be printed as half pages if you choose.


  1. I Love your interactive notebooks! Your ideas are great too! I am thinking of implementing them in my classroom in the upcoming school year!
    Karmens Kinders

    1. This year as we go fully CCSS I think they will be a great tool for meeting some writing goals.

      Math is Elementary

  2. Another great idea. Will be passing it on to the science teachers in my building!!!

    The Math Maniac

  3. I like the vocabulary flaps. How do you make those on your computer? Is it a table? This is a great idea that I would like to use for science and math vocabulary. Any advice would be great. Thanks!


    1. Amanda, it is a table. I'll have to teach how to fold and snip to do the cutting; hope it's not too difficult at the beginning of the year. Then you glue the margins to the page.

      Math is Elementary


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