ALEX Learning Activity


Science In A Flip!

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Alicia Curry
Organization:Tuskegee University
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1029
Science In A Flip!
Digital Tool/Resource:
Flipbbok (Interactive)
Web Address – URL:

The flipbook is an interactive tool created by Read-Write-Think that can be used to take notes, organize facts, or summarize an important project. This student-friendly interactive tool will be  used to create a personalized photo  flipbook to summarize a science experiment  (ten pages maximum).

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
21 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. [W.8.2]

a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.8.2a]

b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. [W.8.2b]

c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. [W.8.2c]

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. [W.8.2d]

e. Establish and maintain a formal style. [W.8.2e]

f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. [W.8.2f]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.8.21- Compose informative or explanatory texts by stating a topic, providing facts or details, and providing an appropriate conclusion related to the topic.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
23) Design a digital artifact to propose a solution for a content-related problem.

Example: Create a presentation outlining how to create a cost-efficient method to melt snow on roads during the winter.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • design an artifact to propose a solution to an assigned or chosen content
  • related issue.
Students know:
  • that often there exists many solutions to a problem.
Students are able to:
  • design an artifact to propose a solution to a problem.
Students understand that:
  • the presentation of an artifact can be as important as the solution.
Learning Objectives:

The students will create a flipbook (photos of the experiment may be included) to summarize the chemical reaction experiment.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

After completing a chemical experiment, the students will work in cooperative learning groups or pairs to create a flipbook summarizing their science experiment (pictures may be included). Each group will share their flipbooks with the class.

Flipbook Categories

Title of Experiment



Explanation of Experiment Steps (must include experiment pictures)



Assessment Strategies:


Teacher Observation

Student Flipbooks (work products)

Advanced Preparation:


Internet Access

Digital Camera

Science Experiment (conduct the day before flipbook activity)

Digital Photos of the Experiment (group members take pictures of the experiment as they conduct)

Variation Tips (optional):
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
  Keywords and Search Tags  
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