These are examples of classroom activities (labs) that my students did where they had to record information in their notebook.
In the first example we read and highlighted information about dichotomous keys on the left hand side and then students had to create a dichotomous key using the people in the classroom on the right hand side. We also watched a movie and did a key together before that activity.
In the second picture students were learning how to use the triple beam balance and then had to record the mass of various objects in their notebook.
These pictures are presented to show you how you can use your notebooks for even "minor" classroom labs.