Science FUN with Interactive Notebooks!

Hi Friends… I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your summer break.
I just returned home from a relaxing vacation in Punta Cana!  It was a tons of fun and I really needed the R & R 🙂
I actually wrote this blog post on the plane there…BUT… the flight didn’t have any WIFI and I
was going a little batty {like I lost a limb} without WIFI, so I decided to just write
a blog post that I have been thinking about doing and uploading it when I returned home….
So…on to content!
Science… Do you follow a specific curriculum for Science?
Do you have a specific scope and sequence to follow?
We use a science program called Science 21 in my district.
It is a decent program, pretty hands on…BUT…everything is a worksheet..
UGH!  Worksheets definitely have a place
in my classroom, but for science I like something a bit more interactive, which
aligns with the lesson and/or experiment we are doing in class.
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So I spent the better part of a month or two creating some
activities to match our science curriculum that are a bit more engaging for my
students and can be put into our Science Interactive Notebooks.  So I decided to create my Tab-Its aligned to
our science units.  However, I wanted to
make them somewhat generic enough that they could be used for different
activities and for a variety of teacher needs.
Here are the Science Tab-Its Bundles that I have created so far….
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This resource below is a MEGA BUNDLE that has all of the bundles above for a deep discount!


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All of my Science Tab-Its are also SOLD SEPARATELY just in case you only do only some of these units!
We actually work on the Scientific Method and complete all
of the steps for four different experiments that we conduct in our classroom
each year.  I made this Scienctific Method Tab-its Booklet that can be used for ANY science experiment!
Time-saving at its best…don’tcha think? J
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Every year we also study the moon phases and the students actually
need to learn the phases of the moon and be able to identify them, so I KNEW my
littles were going to need a ton of practice with this, so in addition to all
of  the other experiments and activities
that we do about the moon, I used my MOON Tab-Its as an informal assessment at
the conclusion of our unit .  However, it
could also be used during your unit as you study the phases and the moon in
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Below is an image of our Moon Flip Flap Book that we complete when we are researching different facts about the moon as well!


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After I taught our unit on the moon, my littles were
OBSESSED with outer space… and I mean OBSESSED!  They were all taking solar system books out
from the library to do research on the different planets….and then….my littles
said to me… “Mrs. DiGilio, can you make one of those cool tab books for the solar
system?”  YES..this actually happened..
so I happily obliged!   However, I couldn’t take class time up for
lessons about the solar system so I had my students complete the Solar System Tab-Its Books
when they went to Work on Writing every day during Daily 5!  OH BOY… can I tell you how EXCITED they were!
Oh my goodness…HAPPY TEACHER here!   Some of them working on it for a week and it
took some of them two weeks.  But I
didn’t care!  They worked on their SolarSystem Tab-Its book each day for
20 minutes while they went to the Work on
Writing Station.  Check out some of their
work!  The did such a FABULOUS JOB…
I even received and e-mail from a parent telling me how cool it was and that
their child LOVED it!   Awww…makes me heart sing!
Here is an image of the final product….
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 Here are some images of some other Science Tab-Its Books we completed as well…
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We did so many other Science AND Social Studies Tab-Its this year….Here are some images below so you can check them out.

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So, I hope you have some time to give my Science and Social Studies Tab-Its a try for your
Interactive Notebooks this year!
If you would like to try out one of my Tab-Its for FREE, CLICK HERE to download one of my TAB-ITS!
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  • Jacqueline Rhoades
    July 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Very nice work! Liked you on FB. The ads of TPT get in the way of your free down load and may turn people unfamiliar with TPT away. Wishing you the best.

      July 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Jacqueline.. Thanks for the feedback.. Can you tell me what you mean by the ads of TPT getting in the way? I am not sure what you mean by that, but I would like to fix it if I can.


  • Sue Bourque
    July 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Anna,
    Now I need your Solar System tab its too! I am just waiting for the TpT sale, already have 2 others of yours in my cart waiting. I wish they would announce sale dates ahead of time. They look great!

  • Ardyn Baia
    August 3, 2015 at 4:20 am

    This is such a cool idea. I'd like to apply the same idea to some of my ESL lessons. Really cool!

  • Unknown
    September 10, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Okay… maybe I'm a little slow but I am a little confused how to put the tab-its together in a notebook? How to glue and where…. any advice would be appreciated. My email is or LOVE your things! My goal is to utilize interactive notebooks for lots of things!!

  • Alicia
    July 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I recently bought the science tab its mega bundle and love them. Because there are so many to put together quickly, it would be helpful to have completed examples.