Introduce or review basic astronomy with doodle notes. Emphasize our place in space and discuss "How many stars are in our solar system?" "What is a galaxy and how is it different than a solar system?" Surprisingly, many middle school science students struggle to sort out "OUR place in SPACE." These visual notes summarize some foundational concepts for a unit on astronomy. Print, teach, color, learn!
Middle school students like to connect with their notes by doodling, coloring and doing short hands-on experiments to make meaning of the content. Sketch notes involve less copying from the board and more thinking, doing and connecting ideas. Students can be given completed notes to add details to or can use the example notes as a model for creating their own sketch notes on a topic. This is an alternative to traditional note-taking with the visual learner in mind!