Interactive Science Notebooks 


Share-A-Thon - A few examples to help you get started        

Digital notebooks added to the pages of the Science Classroom             

  • Science Survival Guide (Back-to-School HDSN)
    Student Master* and Teacher Master (PPT) (Days 1-3 only)

    This notebook is used the first two weeks of school.  The teacher presentation shares the information I'll be covering with my students for the first three days of school.  The teacher master includes the Something's Fishy activity using fortune telling fish.

    Other lessons the second week will allows students to learn more about the Google apps and sign into their accounts for programs they will be using this year.  I wrap it up with some GimKit Live Challenges and a note quiz.

    - An asterisk identifies Google files that will require you to make a copy when opening.
    The 2022 notebook was created on Google Slides, which the teacher master is from PPT.
    HDSN = Handy Dandy Science Notebook

  • Science Starters - Digital Notebook Versions  Last year I created slides for Science Starters- Semester 1 to provide answer pages for an entire semester of challenges, which worked well and was much easier than assigning a new slide every week.  I create PDF versions of the challenges to share on my classroom website at, which is helpful for students who are absent or want to "see" the day's challenge up close. I use the Master Slides Digital Template (PPT Download) to create the daily challenges along with the answer key.  I have added directions on the side of the slides to help you. 

  • Virtual Locker - Student Version* - Although this isn't a full notebook, it would be useful as a template for students projects.  The main page has the directions, the second page has an area for student work, and the rest of the pages have resources they can copy and use.   NOTE:  I use my "bitmoji" items on my classroom website at - check out the home page and the About Me area.

  • Digital notebook files for Sandwich Science & Nature of Science are available on the General Science page of the Science Classroom!

Have other questions?  Send me an e-mail!


Check out these pages for more information ...

    Digital Notebook Resources - Resources, tutorials, and other tools that helped me learn how to develop digital INBs.

    Frequently Asked Questions - More insights into how I made the transition to digital and the ways I will use ISNs with my students.

    Traditional Notebook Resources - Resources and tips from my classroom to help you implement ISNs into your curriculum; many of the strategies for paper ISNs can be incorporated into digital versions.


Have your students use Doodle Notes (my version - not the premade graphic style) for taking notes in their ISNs! Students create their own notes their way! Watch my video on Educreations that was created to introduce my students to Doodle Notes!  Students can create notes on paper and then convert them to digital (photo, scan) to add to their digital ISNs.

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