Use this student-engaging lesson to introduce new science concepts or to review a unit of study. First, cut apart the squares and tape around the classroom. I always laminate first so I can save the cards for next year. Then, pass out the student scavenger hunt so kids can go around and fill in the answers. I have students work independently on this, but I know other teachers who have partners or teams. Next, come together whole group and go over the answers to make sure the scavenger hunt has been completed by all students successfully. The students have just created their own study guide! Yay!
Last, for review or to spark interest, play the attached bingo game. I use each letter, but other teachers use full board (the answers don’t have to be under a specific letter). I use two-color counters from my math supplies as bingo markers. The call list can be used by circling the letter under which you say each term/clue. When a student calls “Bingo” make sure you have circled the B-I-N-G-O letter next to each term the student has covered up ensuring it is in fact a true “Bingo”!
This activity is directly aligned with Next Generation Science Standards:
PS1-1, PS1-2, PS1-3, PS1-4
Have fun and enjoy science!