Sunday, February 2, 2020

NGSS and Visual Notes


I'm sure you have noticed, but I am a huge fan of visual notes for teaching the NGSS.  The standards emphasize less memorization of definitions and more emphasis on interconnectedness of concepts.  Doodle notes provide visual triggers that help kids conceptualize the 3D learning we are doing in our classrooms.

Creating doodle notes for science has been a passion of mine for years.  In the process I have found that I am regularly searching for doodle clip art that helps with the flow of each note page.  Sometimes I just cannot find what I need!  SO... I have created a set of personal (and limited commercial) use doodle graphics for teachers like me to use in creating their note sheets.  There are some freebie png files here for you to use, but if dig the doodles the full set is available for purchase too!

Dividers are so helpful for chunking content into digestible pieces for students.  Grab this free clip are here.

This graphic is great to place into notes where kids are writing down THEIR questions about a topic! Grab this png file here.
I'm a big fan of arrows that are wide enough that I can add text into them.  Here is one that is in my doodle graphic set.  So many uses!


Showing how concepts are connected is a big part of the doodle note method.  Here is a road graphic to help with this essential part of doodle note creation! 

Ready to start making your own doodles?  Check out this DIY doodle note pack that is perfect for beginners! 


Hope these tools help better your NGSS practice! 


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the freebies to help my science students! I'm in a long-term substitute middle school grades 6-8 assignment this school year and the superintendent expects me to have all the lesson planning and grading responsibilities. So I appreciate all the help to assist the students in learning science and making connections. Appreciatively, Becca

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