This critical thinking vocabulary activity is designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how the various body systems work together and interact to make the human body function. This vocabulary strategy requires students to use critical thinking and high-level processing skills. In this game, students have a set of cards with a variety of terms on them that are associated with the body systems. They also have a set of “connection boards” with basic graphic organizers and a set of instructions for completing a “connection” task with that card. The students use those Connection Boards and the set of vocabulary cards to complete each task. The goal is to create a fuller and more conceptual idea of how the body systems work together. This activity should be used after you have taught body systems and students have notes and knowledge of the body systems and their functions.
• Set of vocabulary cards – 1 per group of 4 (copy each set on different colored paper to help keep sets from getting mixed up)
• Set of Connection Boards -1 per group of 4 (copy each set on different colored paper to help keep sets from getting mixed up)
• Science notebooks (if used)
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Body System Critical Thinking Vocabulary Connection Boards
by Marianne Dobrovolny
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