Curriculum & Planning, Lesson Plans, Middle School, Science

End Of Year Activity – Science Memory Books

My first year as a 5th and 6th grade science teacher is nearly over.  I have to say, it truly flew by and I absolutely love it.  Science has been such an enjoyable subject to teach, and I have been able to do a lot of really great, hands-on, interactive activities with my students this year. And I have even more ideas for next year as well!

I was brainstorming ways to wrap up the year just last week – I’ve seen memory books, DVDs with photos, slideshows, etc. done before – when I came up with a way to combine all of those awesome things — classroom memories, reflections on learning, fun photos, a take-home copy — into a Science Discovery memory book.

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Each student records his or her favorite science memory, and all of the pages can be compiled into one classroom book.  In addition, all students will sign the “Our Scientists” page.  A final page with a quote by Sir William Bragg ends the book.

In my class, I have decided to add a photo of each student dressed as a scientists — lab coat, lab goggles, beakers and other paraphernalia — on their science memory page.  After I collect all of their memories, I will scan each page to create a digital book that can be downloaded and printed by students and parents.

My students have just started this project, so I’ll be sure to post photos of the final product! If you’re interested in using my template, check out my TeachersPayTeachers store: Science Discovery Books by Nicole Fuhrman @ TeachersPayTeachers

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