Choice Boards help you to meet so many criteria all at once– and the students LOVE doing them! They can create their Periodic Table Product on basic copy paper, index cards, etc. or complete them ONLINE and SHARE them to you. They involve HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS --like Synthesis and Analysis about Elements, Compounds, & Metals, and how they build all matter in the Universe. It's a great way for them to practice and learn new VOCABULARY terms in an authentic and meaningful way!
This is a fantastic way to DIFFERENTIATE-- different level kids can be assigned different products, number of products, or more or less items (like Vocab Terms) IN A PRODUCT!!
There will NEVER be another minute with nothing to do– as long as they always have a Choice Board for the 3-week UNIT in their Science Journals/Interactive Notebooks!!
I am also including FIVE(5) FREE EXTRAS from my brand NEW Periodic Table 3 Week SUPER SET!!! I hope you enjoy both my Elements and Compounds GraphiQ Explain FRAMES (which complement my GraphiQ Explain Multimedia Presentation) and GraphiQ MAP & Interactive Word Wall. I also included my Science Grading Rubric--I hope some of my teacher hints (20 years in formation) and suggestions on page 2 are helpful and can make your year paperless and easy to manage!! I am adding new products all the time from my classroom files, so please check back, or follow me to keep up with fun, but rigorous Science stuff for your classroom! I hope to help you ROCK THE SCIENCE!!
Sincerely, Jana, Science Rocks with Smalley!
Vocab Terms Include:
ELEMENTS: pure substance, chemical symbol, atomic number, Periodic Table, mixture, atom
ELEMENTS in 4 SPHERES of Earth: atmosphere(air layers around Earth), biosphere(living organisms), lithosphere(top layer of solid Earth), hydrosphere (water on Earth, mostly Oceans)
COMPOUNDS-chemically combined/bonded, table salt(NaCl), glucose(C₆H₁₂O₆), water (H₂O), carbon dioxide(CO₂)
METALS: Metal, Nonmetal, Metalloid, Conductibility, Malleability/Brittleness, Shiny Luster/Dullness, Magnetism, Semiconductor