Interactive notebooks are widely used in classroom. If you were to walk in mine today, you would see interactive notebooks for reading, math, and science. The purpose behind these notebooks is to keep students organized and assist in synthesizing lessons taught. It’s common to see vocabulary, notes, graphic organizers, and reflections. Overall, interactive notebooks is one of many important components to promote student learning!
I created this journal to meet my district expectations of a student and teacher side of the journal. Each district is different and many have specific expectations. Mine is no exception to the rule. I currently teach off the gradual release. One page from this file can be stretched over several lessons. It’s not intended to complete both teacher and student portions in one day. Expect the teacher side to be several lessons before student side is addressed.
Table of Contents
*NOTE due to a request, I included pages throughout the 54 page file so that the follower could have examples of how to set up the journal pages. The table of contents (below) states there are two pages for each topic. One is a preview the second is the journal pages. PLEASE checkout my freebie sample! This sample shows the exact format of this product. Kindly consider this format before purchases and dropping the rating of this product.
Page 1: Product Cover Page
Page 2 Product Table of Contents
Pages 3-4 Background to Journals
Pages 5-6 Journal Cover Page
Pages 7-8 Journal Table of Contents
Pages 9-10 Student/Teacher Expectations
Page 11 Understanding Science Cover
Pages 12-13 What is a scientist? What tools do scientist use
Pages 14-15 How do I observe the world around me?
Pages 16-17 What is the scientific method?
Page 18 Earth Science Cover
Pages 19-21 What makes up the Earth’s surface? What are some of Earth’s Landforms?
Pages 22-23 What are different biomes?
Pages 24-25 How can I describe a rock? How can I describe soil?
Pages 26-28 How are rocks alike and different? How is soil alike and different?
Pages 29-30 What are natural resources? How do people use natural resources?
Pages 31-32 What is erosion and when does it occur? What can help prevent erosion?
Pages 33-34 How can people protect Earth? What is pollution? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Pages 35-36 What are different kinds of weather? How is weather measured?
Pages 37-39 Weather Observation and Data
Pages 40-42 Temperature Observation and Data
Pages 43-44 What are the four seasons?
Pages 45-46 How are animals affected by different seasons?
Pages 47-48 How do clouds form? What is a water cycle?
Pages 49-50 What are different kinds of clouds?
Pages 51-52 What are examples of severe weather? Effects on our environment?
Pages 53-54 Thank you and acknowledgements
You can see large images of this file at
Interactive Earth Science Journal Visual Blog Post
NOTE: The freebie sample (journal cover, table of contents, and understanding science) is contained in each of the Interactive Science Journals. Please see preview download for images of each page available in this file!
Please check my store freebies for a sample of this file!
Interactive Science Journal Freebie
This file is available as a bundle:
Interactive Science Journal Bundle
If you'd rather not purchase the bundle, I have each sold as an individual unit...
Life Science Interactive Journal
Physical Science Interactive Journal
Space and Technology Science Interactive Journal
**Available Now*** Interactive Social Studies Journals in the same format!
Interactive Social Studies Journals K-2