2 What are Interactive Biology Notebooks? A student thinking toolAn organizer for questions and what you have learned in classA way to access and process what you have learned with various modalities (writing, drawing, discussion, etc.)A place for recording rough draftsA formative assessment tool for teachers
3 Why Use Interactive Biology Notebooks? Improve organization skillsImprove opportunities for critical thinkingExpress understanding of material creatively
4 Why Are We Using Interactive Biology Notebooks? Record dataRecord notesStudy for testsTrack progressCommunication of thoughts and learning
6 Notebook Supplies Spiral notebook Glue or glue stick Pens and pencils ScissorsColored pencils or crayons
7 Right Side/Left Side; What Goes Where Student OutputLots of colorConcept mapsDrawingsReflective writingQuestionsData and graphsSongsPoemsData from experimentsCartoons or cartoon stripsRight SideTeacher Input/ContentBlue or black ink/PencilInformation given in classLecture notesLab activitiesVideo notesSummariesTextbook notesProcedures for experimentsClassroom specific information
8 The Left Side: Getting You to Think About Your Learning Reflection; using guiding promptsWhat are you curious about?What would you like to test?What was the main idea?What are the important details to remember?How does this relate to your life?What don’t you understand?
9 Getting Started – Step 1On the cover, write your name and period number. If you want, draw a diagram of something that reminds you of biology.
10 Step 2Cover1Starting with the first page, number the first 50 pages. Numbers should be small and at the bottom outside corner of each page.23
11 Step 32Table of ContentsDate Description Page #3At the top of pages 3, 4, and 5 write Table of Contents. Divide each page into 3 columns: date, discription, and page number. (Skip pages 1 and 2.)Table of ContentsDate Description Page #45
12 Step 4Add the following reflection questions on page 2. You will use these as open response questions.What are you curious about?What would you like to test?What was the main idea?What are the important details to remember?How does this relate to your life?What don’t you understand?
25 Graphic OrganizersThere are many different graphic organizers you can use to organize your thoughts and what you learn in class.You may use any type of graphic organizer to help you remember information.At times you will be directed as to which type of graphic organizer to use.
26 We Are Ready!Remember, always be sure to bring your Biology Notebook with you to class!Scientists write down everything they do, so that they may remember what works, and learn from what doesn’t work.You will also want to remember what you learn in class, so that you may do well in Biology this year.