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What is Interactive Science Notebook

Handbook of Research on Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments
A notebook that is primarily used by a student to collect all the related learning materials from a science unit of study. The notebook is a place to take notes, as well as create graphic organizers, records of experiments, and readings.
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Water Ecology, Engineering, and Global Citizenship: A Science and Literacy Integrative Unit
LaShay Jennings (East Tennessee State University, USA) and Wendy W. Courtney (Kingsport City Schools, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6364-8.ch015
This chapter describes a science and literacy integrative unit on water ecology and reading about water purification in post-civil war Sudan through the text A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, 2010. The authors describe the process of integration according to the 5E learning cycle: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate. This teaching scenario is also further explicated through connections to The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and overlapping practices between NGSS and The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. Aspects of the text are used in conjunction with the hands-on science inquiry to dig deeper into the standards.
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