Friday, July 26, 2019

NGSS Doodle Note Glossary for Middle School

Doodle and Define Notes were created to supplement your existing NGSS lessons and activities. REAL learning happens when students pose questions, plan investigations, develop models, gather and make sense of information, analyze and interpret!  BUT... Let’s be REAL folks.  Using class time to engage students in 3-dimensional learning leaves little time for reinforcement, remediation and extra practice.   So much learning happens when students wrestle through science problems, but what happens when a child is absent or just really struggling to keep pace?

 Enter DOODLE NOTES! This set of doodle notes reviews (not teaches) ESSENTIAL vocabulary for each of the middle school Next Generation Science Standards.   They are designed to reinforce the science students are doing during class while providing memory triggers using visuals and examples. 

Each doodle page includes the related standard at the top.  This means that the vocab on the page SUPPORTS the standard, but it is not intended to teach the standard.  If you are like me, I sometimes spend more time exploring one topic than another.  Providing doodle notes as a supporting visual tool gives students much-needed reinforcement, since we may have only done one experiment or model to address the concept during class!

What are teachers saying about doodle and define notes?

I have been using these with my sixth and seventh graders and they love this version of notes. There's just the right balance of information provided and things for them to do on their own. I can't wait for the life science notes to use with my eighth graders! Thanks for all the hard work! - Jodie

These will be a great addition to my curriculum. Love giving my more artistic kiddos something they can enjoy. I think vocab work that allows all students to be creative is much more meaningful. Really appreciate that they are grouped by NGSS! -Deanna

This was an awesome way to change-up how we did notes! - Emily

Which ones do you need for YOUR class? This clickable chart can help you find the doodle sets that best match your curriculum!

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Note: In addition to bundle discounts, school district license pricing is available upon request.  Please contact Kate at 

Want to try a sample?  The NGSS Doodle and Define notes contain over 150 standards-based doodle pages.  Here are TWO free sample pages.  Click the link to print them to use with your class.

Keep Calm and Doodle On!



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