An extension resource kit for learning about Amphibians. The activities created in this Bloom's Taxonomy framework look beyond frogs and toads. Students can explore other amphibians such as newts, salamanders and blind-worms.
The Bloom's activities are to be used in addition to your classroom content, it encourages the students to build on their knowledge and apply their understanding in practical and meaning ways. It is best used at the end of a unit when students already have a deep understanding about amphibians.
An Evaluative task, asks students to write a letter to their local council to help preserve amphibian habitat. This will require them to recall facts, apply their understanding and create something new. But, at the same time see how their learning can lead to real word experiences. Another fun activity is to create a hybrid animal (reptile + different classification). Here, the options are limitless and the students will be able to tell you in detail about all the characteristics of their new animal.
I love using Blooms Taxonomy Framework because it is such a great tool for higher order thinking. It is great to be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to complete at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set. Please note that I am from Australia so there may be some spelling differences.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What does this package include:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill (36 total activities))
Teacher material notes
Don't forget to look through my store for more Bloom's activities that will challenge your students to think "outside the box".
I hope you will thoroughly enjoy this product as much as I have in my classrooms.