We create interactive science notebooks every year and they are definitely a work in progress! This is always one of the on-going entries in our science notebook every year! First, choose an animal for students to describe, I have used our classroom pets, feeder goldfish, crickets, etc. depending on the topic we are studying. Students cut out the matchbook fold cut-outs and write descriptions for each of the properties of the animal on the inside of the matchbook fold. We then glue each of the matchbooks folds into our science journals with a picture of the animal in the center. We use a double-page spread for this one. We also discuss the needs of various animals so that we can properly keep them in our classroom.
Our science notebooks are composition books, so I reduce each page to 80% when I copy them.
I will be posting more of these interactive science notebook packs as I make them, topic by topic. You will be able to purchase the ones that are appropriate to your students and your curriculum!
I use a variety of live animals in our science lessons. We have a lot of class pets, including a tarantula, hissing cockroaches, geckos, fish, a tortoise, and more! You can also easily get mealworms, crickets, and feeder goldfish for live animal labs!