I use this "Big Idea" icon template for science notes. This one has four columns. I do have another one with three columns.
Students write the objective and vocabulary in the top two boxes. Next to the big idea icon, they write the question they would like answered. For example: What are biotic and abiotic factors? The rest of the space reserved for their answers. After the lesson, if they have any unanswered questions, they write it there. That can be a launching board to future research topics. This can be used for any lesson.