Interactive Science Notebook Guidelines
Earth Space Science - Mrs. Gonzalez
- To have a useable, working document
- Used for class notes, homework & other activities
- Help you to:
- understand the class.
- study for tests.
- make connections.
- make sense of what we do in class.
- Number each page, in upper outside corner.
- Each assignment should have title, date, and page number (also added to Table of Contents)
- Use highlighter & color to help distinguish important information
- Feel free to be artistic, but don’t crowd things
- All handouts must be glued / taped into the notebook
- On the right side record your notes in normal way—teacher input side
- If you are given typed notes, glue / tape them here
- The left side is the student output side
- Translate your note material into :
- Graphic organizers
- Thinking Maps
- Picture sentences
- Charts and graphs
- Composition Notebook (preferable) – spiral-bound
- Glue stick
- Colored pencils – NOT MARKERS!
- Notebooks will be checked informally at any time, and formally at the end of each unit. Homework assigned in the notebook will be checked daily.
- All notes & assignments need to be included, even if a student is absent.
- Students are given a rubric.
- It will be graded based on the following criteria:
- COMPLETENESS – All assigned work must be completed to receive full credit.
- QUALITY – Assignments will be checked in detail for quality of work. Excellent quality means assignments are completed beyond the minimum required.
- VISUAL APPEAL, NEATNESS, ORGANIZATION – Notebooks should be neat, not crowded with info, and should have a date and title. Key ideas and headings are highlighted. All visuals must be done with care. Handwriting must be legible!!
*If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up missed work before Notebook Evaluations.*
Student signature___________________________________ date___________