Science Interactive Notebook | 3rd 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th | Foldable notes

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Let's journal! Science Interactive Notebook All in One Bundle is perfect for teachers who are looking to incorporate Interactive Science Notebooks in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, or 6th grade. There are SO many topics: safety and science practices, matter, mixtures, ecosystems, adaptations, life cycles, energy, light, force and motion, human body, earth, space, and MUCH more!

Take a closer look! Download the preview for 10 free printables.

This file includes 260 foldable activities, cut and paste, sorts, and graphic organizers. There are also ideas and resources for setting up your science notebook. You'll love the example photos, notebook ideas, and all the options!


I offer the notebook as one amazing pack because:

  • Science standards vary greatly by state. What is taught in 4th in Ohio may be taught in 5th in Texas, in 3rd in North Carolina, and not at all in California. There's just that much of a difference.
  • If you need to review skills or content from earlier grade levels (don't we all?), the templates are right there ready for you.
  • Many activities apply to multiple grade levels since they are open-ended.
  • If you change grade levels, you are set!
  • We know you won't use all 260 templates in one year. That's why the price remains at the cost of one year worth of notebook templates.


This notebook works great with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade NGSS, TEKS, and pretty much any state standards.

NGSS All in One Guide

Texas TEKS All in One Guide


Your download includes 8 PDFs to help keep you organized.

1. Setting Up Your Science Notebook (also available individually)

2. Scientific and Engineering Practices, Tools, and Skills

3. Matter

4. Force

5. Energy

6. Earth and Space

7. Life

8. All-around Templates (also available individually)


Setting Up Your Notebook

Setting up science interactive notebooks for the new year? This resource will help you start the year with fresh, organized notebooks!

Scientists & Scientific Practices

Scientists, scientific method, observations and inferences, writing a hypothesis, testable questions, variables

Engineers & Engineering Practices

Engineers, engineering design process, STEM


Lab safety, types of tools, tools and measurement resource cards


Scientific models, benefits and limitations, scale models, parts of a map


Parts of a graph, averages, multiple trials, accurate data

Big Money Words

Terms and definitions for 28 words

Scientific Contributions Project

46 blank templates for scientists and STEM pioneers from around the world

Properties of Matter

Physical properties of matter, measuring mass, measuring volume, mass, volume, and weight, relative density, solubility, calculating density, magnetism

States of Matter

Physical states, solids, liquids, gases, comparing and contrasting state

Changes to Matter

Adding heat, phase changes, physical changes & chemical changes, conservation of matter


Mixtures, solutions, separating mixtures, solutes and solvents


Element vocabulary, periodic table, familiar elements, comparing elements and compounds, atoms


Types of forces, characteristics of forces, force and motion vocabulary, spring scales, magnetic force, gravitational force, friction, electricity


Newton’s 3 laws, speed, velocity, acceleration, calculating speed, patterns of motion, simple machines

Energy, Work, & Collisions

Energy, Law of Conservation of Energy, forms of energy, energy vocabulary, uses of energy, potential and kinetic energy, energy transformations, work, collisions, chemical energy, mechanical energy

Electrical Energy

Open and closed circuits, electrical conductors and insulators, building a circuit, electromagnets

Light Energy

Sources of light, behavior of light, reflection and refraction, lenses, light and materials, light waves and the electromagnetic spectrum

Thermal Energy

Thermal conductors and insulators, conduction, convection, and radiation

Sound Energy

Compressions, rarefactions, frequency, pitch, parts of a sound wave

Earth’s Systems

Layers of Earth, Earth’s systems, spheres, atmosphere, carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle

Weather & Water

Sever weather, weather tools, weather trends, cloud types, fronts, pressure systems, map symbols, weather vs. climate, climate zones, water distribution, water cycle

Changes to Earth’s Surface

Plate tectonics, topographic maps, physical maps, plate motion and boundaries, types of mountains, rapid changes, natural disasters, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, deposition, frost wedging, constructive and destructive forces, the ocean floor, landforms

Natural Resources

Renewable and non-renewable resources, fossil fuels, coal formation, formation of oil and natural gas, alternative energy

Soil, Rocks, and Fossils

Rock types, rock cycle, sedimentary rock formation, mineral properties, soil layers, soil types, water retention off soil, formation of soil, fossils

Our Solar System

Planets, Galilean moons, Sun, Earth, and Moon, weight, tides, shadows, day and night, seasons, lunar cycle, constellations, H-R Diagram


Plant types and reproduction, seed dispersal, internal and external structures and functions, plant cells, photosynthesis, phototropism, carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle


Groups for survival, purposes of food, animal cells, vertebrates and invertebrates, vertebrate groups, endangered species

Life Cycles

Reproduction, sunflower, coconut palm, mealworm, salmon, praying mantis, ant, complete metamorphosis, incomplete metamorphosis, insect metamorphosis

Parts of an Ecosystem

Abiotic factors, ecosystem levels, habitat, biomes, abiotic and biotic interactions, symbiosis

Food Webs

Producers, consumers, decomposers, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, heterotrophs and autotrophs, trophic levels, food chains, food webs

Traits and Behaviors

Variation, inherited traits, instincts, acquired traits, learned behaviors


Structures and functions, bird structures, plant structures

Human Body

Eye diagram, circulatory system, skeletal system, digestive system, excretory system, muscular system, nervous system, respiratory system

Reusable Templates

Patterns, inferences, problem, solution, and plan, claim, evidence, and reasoning, variables, experiment templates, data collection

Take a closer look! Download the preview for 10 free printables.


Product Notes

1. Please be careful not to purchase Setting Up Your Science Notebook or All-Around Science Templates and this bundle. You will have duplicate purchases.

2. These journal activities are all included in one pack because science standards vary by grade level in different states. Also, since you and your students are choosing what to write, many activities can be used in multiple grade levels.

3. 1 user license = 1 teacher

4. This file is not editable.

5. This file is included in the 5th Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition} and 4th Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition}, 3rd Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition}, and 5th Grade NGSS Bundle.


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