Introducing your students to the world of levers becomes extra fun with this original and creative set of playing cards. There are three differentiated sets of cards that allows students to be challenged (or supported) as their individual learning needs require.
Excellent for special education programs and students who may require more time or extra support to keep up to the grade 7 common core standards in science. It also allows your stronger students to continue to be challenged as each set of cards has less labels (support) for the students to be able to identify the classes.
In this set you will get a total of 36 "Lever" Alone (©Tnt Lesson Plans 2017) Playing Cards.
Within these 36 cards, you will get 3 different sets to allow for scaffolding and differentiation of instruction.
Set 1 includes: an image of the lever, the labelled parts of the lever (the fulcrum, the effort and the resistance), the name of the lever and the class of the lever.
NOTE: the word resistance is used in the labels as this is a term students will need as they get into the higher levels of science but it can be interchanged with the word "load".
This set is perfect for an introduction to levers where the students have a limited background/previous knowledge. It is also an excellent review for quizzes and tests. These three sets of cards can be used at different times during the simple machines unit that can be targeted to the level your students are at.
As your students get introduced to the classes of levers, when they are ready, you can have them switch to Set 2 which has the class of the lever labels removed. This will help you assess your students' learning and understanding of the various classes. If you find some students are still struggling to learn the class labels of the levers, they can continue to use the first set (here is where you can begin to scaffold and differentiate based on the need of your learners).
For students who begin to master the classes and knowing the parts of the levers, they can move on to Set 3 where the only information they are given is the image and name of the lever. As you watch your students play the card games, you can assess their understanding of the parts of the lever and the classes they belong to, using this advanced set of cards will show a thorough understanding of the parts and classes of a lever.
These cards support the grade 7 common core standards in science, however they are applicable to many different grades.
There is also a rule sheet to explain the original game of "Lever" Alone (©Tnt Lesson Plans 2017) as well as a few other well known card games that these cards can be used for.
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