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Science is the favorite subject that children love. We use notebooking in science as well. There are a couple of ways we can divide the science notebooking page binder:
Division Based on The Notebooking Types
The theory pages are usually printed reference, any cheat sheets or summary to look up in a brief related with the topics.
When we put together all of the experiment reports or pages in one division, we can track what we have done in the science lessons. It is also easier for us to show off them to get kids more proud.
There are many famous people in the field of science. They might be inventors or other influencing people. It is great to know what they have done in the science field. By doing so, children might be more motivated to think scientifically.
It is great to have a science timeline anytime we learn about the scientific theory, invention, and discovery. The timeline will show when the invention or scientific events happen and what other events influence or encourage the events. It will lead learners to think about the cause and effects of certain scientific events, like discovery or invention. Timeline from Knowledge Box Central has separated topics to trace the science, technology and growth track so that the events won't be mixed up with other subjects.
There are a lot of kinds of worksheets available. The open ended worksheets or graphic organizers are great for note taking activities done before the notebooking activities. Here are some examples of worksheet types:
- diagram or chart
- copy work
- word search
- story board
Narration is the heart of the notebooking activities for us since it is the purest children's works. it is a free writing of children about things that they have already learnt. In this activity, children show off what they have in their mind so parents know what they have already “mastered”. You might read Starting Narration in Notebooking for further information about the process of narration.
There are a lot of scientific terms that will be helpful to strengthen the main concepts. Recording the vocabularies on a separated division will help learners to be more organized.
Division Based on The Contents
There might be some versions of science content divisions. I adopt a couple of them that I have used so far.
Based on the classical science book that I love, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition) by Susan Weiss Bauer, science is divided into 4 divisions that are learnt on cycles every 4 years. Each cycle has its own standard of difficulty and depth. Here are 4 cycles of science scopes:
- Life Science
Life science is aimed to learn on year 1, 5, and 9. It consists of 3 branches:
- Human Beings
- Earth and Astronomy Science
It is the second cycle for the classical science that is supposed to cover on year 2, 6, and 10. Here are the branches that might be included on this cycle:
- Rock and Fossils
- Solar Ssstem
Chemistry belongs to the third cycle that is commonly taught on year 3, 7, and 11. The topics discussed and learnt might include:
- Atoms and elements
Physics come in the end of the cycles on grade 4, 8, and 12. The physical science included in the cycle are:
Each year is divided into the related cycle. For example, grade 1 science notebooking binder bill be divided into 3 divisions: animals, human beings, and plants. all of kinds of pages can be put together under the same topics. It would be great if you can divide each division into the notebooking types, but usually they are just put whatever they do under certain division.
One curriculum based on this division is the Christian Kids Explore Science from the Bright Ideas Press.
Some Charlotte Mason homeschoolers use this system to divide the science lessons so that there is a whole year of the same topic. The term creation Science is based on the Christian belief on Earth creation in the scripture. Apologia Creation Science use this division.
- Sea Animals
- Land Animals
- Flying Animals
- Human Body
Science Notebooking Pages
Blank notebooking pages will be very neutral for all lessons, but if you want to use more specific science notebooking pages, you might
- make your own science notebooking pages based on your need.
- Purchase on retail science notebooking pages. We have Basic Science Notebooking Page Template. You might download one example page here
- Purchase some membership of online notebooking page shop like Notebooking pages and Notebooking Nook
- Browse some free notebooking pages available in the internet.
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