Using interactive science notebooks in class allow my students to organize and synthesize concepts and processes. It is a portfolio that reflects their engagement in lab and their application of my curriculum. We begin the year studying Robert Hooke and his historical book of observations and inquiry called Micrographia. My children take ownership of their notebook and make entries of their labs, drawings, anatomies, observations, vocabulary, and creative entries. They can design and create their own entries to demonstrate and organize life cycles, taxonomy, cell structure and microorganisms. Assessing their notebooks allow me to see how they have applied the information and concepts that we have been studying in class. I also have the opportunity to enjoy all of their thoughtful work and visually understand their upper level thinking.