1. Welcome to the party! A party of learning that is. Begin your rave by jamming out to a little Science Notebooks: Tools for Increasing Achievement Across the Curriculum. This article does a nice job of introducing science notebooking, so as you read it, take some notes related to your guiding questions. Switch on the strobe and jump to http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-4/notebooks.htm
2. Get a drink of water and check out the buffet. Pace yourself, for goodness sakes!
3. Ready for more? You are a party animal! Don't worry, DJ Webster won't let the beat drop. Bust a move and take in Science Notebook Essentials: A Guide To Effective Notebook Components. As you do, add to your notes. Grab onto the edge of your chair and blast off: http://www.ebecri.org/media/Science%20Notebook%20Essentials%20by%20Klentschy.pdf
4. I hope your orbit around Planet Party was a good one. Check out that guy that just walked in the door. What was he thinking when he walked out of the house wearing that?!
5. Now that the party is in full swing, I'm hauling out the piece de resistance. Moonwalk over to http://www.sciencenotebooks.org/ . While you're throwing down check out these areas in particular: a) under Notebook Features look into Notebook Entries, Notebook Organization, and Types of Notebooks, b) go to the Student Work tab and use the Search Options, er, option, c) click the Classroom Tools tab and look at Assessment and Templates.
6. Wow! You were a maniac. I never would have guessed. No, really! Since things are winding down, choose one of your guiding questions and create a graphic for it. This could be a drawing, a cartoon, a concept map, or something else altogether. Graphics should display at least 10 details. You'll be showing this off, by the way! I've got the clean up - you get to work.