Science Notebooks

Non-negotiable: each first grade student must keep a science notebook.

Table of content templates, essential question labels and vocabulary labels/templates are found under each Big Idea and chapter (below). In place of labels you may cut and paste the essential questions into the science notebook.

Science Notebook Table of Contents. This is one example. You may modify to suite your needs.



Optional 2016-2017 Science Notebook Page EQ Inserts



Resources/Vocabulary










Chets Creek Science Supply Closet List


Curriculum Checklist

You should have the following materials:


Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science


Chapter 1: Practice of Science



Topic: Raise Questions, Investigate and Explain

Notebook Essential Question Labels:
Labels - What is a scientist? (docx)
Labels - What tools do scientists use? (docx)

  • "What Tools Do Scientists Use?" PowerPoint
What tools do scientists use? (pdf)

  • Science Safety Contract
Science Safety Contract (pdf)

Books:

Book - What is a Scientist? (Lehn)
Book - Who is a Scientist? (Parkes)
Book - What Do Scientists Do? (Jacobs)

Technology Connections:
PBS Kids- Sid the Science Kid Games: "I Want to Be a Scientist"

Topic: Using Five Senses and Keeping Records


Notebook Essential Question Labels:






Investigations:


Technology Connections:
Sid the Science Kid: "I Love Charts"


Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

Chapter 4: Matter and Movement


Second Nine Weeks Table of Contents - Notebook inserts



Notebook Essential Question Labels:







Investigations:



Technology Connections:
Sorting and online games


Topics: Ways Objects Move and Push or Pull

Notebook Essential Question Labels:



Chapter Assessments:




Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time


Chapter 2: Earth and Sky

Notebook Vocabulary and Table of Contents:


Essential Questions/Lab sheets



Topic: Explore the Law of Gravity

Notebook Essential Question Labels:


Technology Connections:
Pearson SuccessNet Chapter 2, Lesson 2: "What is Gravity?"
Bill Nye - Gravity

Topic: Investigate Magnifiers

Notebook Essential Question Labels:



Technology Connections:
Sid the Science Kid: The Magnification Investigation
Sid the Science Kid: Magnify Music Video

Topic: Stars in the Sky

Notebook Essential Question Labels:







Topic: Beneficial and Harmful Properties of the Sun

Notebook Essential Question Labels:




Investigations:


Teacher information on Ultraviolet beads


UV Beads Info:
http://www.teachersource.com/LightAndColor/Ultraviolet/UltravioletDetectingBeads.aspx
Blog: Mystery Bead Lesson "The Sun and Our Skin"
Blog: Mystery Beads,Mystery Guests

Sun Safety:




Big Idea 6: Earth Structures

Chapter 3: Land and Water


Notebook Table of Contents and Vocabulary:



Topic: Earth's Surface
Essential Question Labels:

2014 Ruark-Timmons Blog





Topic: Fast and Slow



Topic: Water



Soil labs/handouts




Labs/PowerPoint's



Technology Connections:
  • Remember to refer to PearsonSuccess.net


Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Chapter 5: Plants and Animals


Notebook Table of Contents and Vocabulary:



Topic: Living Things and their Environments

Essential Question Labels:






Habitat Sort:


Environment Matching Game - Print and cut the pictures and have each table sort by environment. Combine animals and plants.

See this blog






Topic: Living and Nonliving Things





Literature Connection: What's Alive? by Kathleen Zoehfled

Topic: Parts of a Plant








Investigation: Stem


Investigation: How do seeds grow?


Seed lab


Investigation: How fast can you grow?


Big Idea: Heredity and Reproduction

Topic: Parents and Their Young


Essential Question Labels:

Investigation: Parent and Offspring Venn Diagram (use with parent/offspring matching cards)





Big Idea: Heredity and Reproduction (continued)

Chapter 6: Needs of Living Things

Topic: Basic Needs


Vocabulary and Table of Contents:



Essential Question Labels:





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Blog: Gardening (radishes) with Science Journal entries
Blog: Harvesting Our Carrots with Science Journal example