• Interactive Science Notebook Guidelines

    Earth Space Science - Mrs. Gonzalez 

     

    Why?

    1. To have a useable, working document
    2. Used for class notes, homework & other activities
    3. Help you to: 
    • understand the class.
    • study for tests.
    • make connections.
    • make sense of what we do in class.

    Requirements:

    1. Number each page, in upper outside corner. 
    2. Each assignment should have title, date, and page number (also added to Table of Contents)
    3. Use highlighter & color to help distinguish important information
    4. Feel free to be artistic, but don’t crowd things
    5. All handouts must be glued / taped into the notebook

    Right Side:

    • On the right side record your notes in normal way—teacher input side
    • If you are given typed notes, glue / tape them here

     Left Side:

    1. The left side is the student output side
    2. Translate your note material into :
    • Drawings
    • Graphic organizers 
    • Thinking Maps
    • Picture sentences
    • Drawings
    • Poetry
    • Raps
    • Cartoons
    • Maps
    • Charts and graphs

    Materials:

    1. Composition Notebook (preferable)  – spiral-bound 
    2. Highlighter
    3. Scissors
    4. Glue stick
    5. Colored pencils – NOT MARKERS!

    Grading:

    1. 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.  
    2. All notes & assignments need to be included, even if a student is absent.
    3. Students are given a rubric.
    4. It will be graded based on the following criteria:
      1. COMPLETENESS – All assigned work must be completed to receive full credit.
      2. QUALITY – Assignments will be checked in detail for quality of work.  Excellent quality means assignments are completed beyond the minimum required.  
      3. 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.*





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