MN State Academic Standards

NETS-S Standards (ISTE)







Science 7/8


1. The Nature of Science and Engineering

1. The Practice of Science

2. Communication and Collaboration

2. Scientific inquiry uses multiple interrelated processes to investigate questions and propose explanations about the natural world.

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Evaluate explanations proposed by others by examining and comparing evidence, identifying faulty reasoning, and suggesting alternative explanations. Use logical reasoning and imagination to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions and models based on evidence.

  1. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

  1. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

Science Notebooks


Science Notebook Layout – AVID

Interactive Science Notebook Format


Arthur Costa’s Levels of Inquiry - AVID


(Using Multimedia for description;,

Teen Science Blog

(science blogging;,

(specific writing fix ups;,

What is science? Response (

Science Friday Video Discussion (

Science Blogging (,

Offline Science Notebook Assignments


Academic Language Glossary (2.a., 2.b.)

Science Friday Video Discussion (2a)

Science Writing Surveys (2b)

Vocabulary strategies (2b)

Write your own Limmerick; Fable (2b)

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