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Science Practices and Scientific Method Interactive Notebook Unit

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8 MB|134 pages
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About this Product:
This product includes 21 INB activities that are essential for EVERY science classroom. The activities get your students thinking and behaving like REAL scientists. They can be used to introduce science at the beginning of the year or to reinforce skills throughout the year.

INB Unit Format:
This differentiated interactive notebook unit is composed of interactive notebook chapters. Each chapter includes:
• An overview with photos of the completed INB activity
• One page of input notes (differentiated when necessary)
• At least one INB activity (key included)
• A 4-5 question mini assessment (key included)
• A 2-part reflection exercise

Topics are differentiated for upper elementary and intermediate grades. Topics are differentiated with a color and shape code.

Important Note: This product does not contain "black diamond" chapters. However, the ideas and skills addressed in the product span from upper elementary all the way to high school.

NGSS Alignment:
The concepts and skills addressed in this product align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. This product addresses themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at http://www.nextgenscience.org/get-to-know.

Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: The Scientific Method
Chapter 2: Making Observations
Chapter 3: Making Inferences
Chapter 4: Asking a Testable Question
Chapter 5: Forming a Hypothesis
Chapter 6: Planning an Investigation
Chapter 7: Identifying Variables
Chapter 8: The Experimental Method
Chapter 9: Organizing Data
Chapter 10: Analyzing Data
Chapter 11: Forming a Conclusion
Chapter 12: Reducing & Recognizing Error
Chapter 13: Recognizing Bias
Chapter 14: Communicating Scientific Ideas
Chapter 15: Arguing Scientific Ideas
Chapter 16: Critiquing Scientific Ideas

Additional Science Practices and Scientific Method Teaching Materials:
Science Practices and Scientific Method PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Science Practices & Scientific Method Task Cards
Nature of Science Unit Activities

Be sure to check out:
• A FREE Cheat Sheet for a summary of important science, lab & engineering practices
• A FREE Interactive Notebook Unit to learn more about my INB products
• An EDITABLE edition of my Interactive Notebook Lesson Input Notes
• All my Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science INB Units
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science PPs, Notes & Exams
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Lab Station Activities
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Tiered Task Cards
• Interactive Notebook Templates for Primary Grades (K-2)

Purchasing Options to Save you $$$:
• Save 30% with the Earth, Life, Physical OR Nature of Science Interactive Notebook Bundle
• Save 35% with the Integrated Science Interactive Notebook Bundle
• Save 35% with the Nature of Science Unit Bundle
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Supplemental Curriculum (no labs)
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
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