This activity is collaborative in nature and student focused. Product includes a detailed explanation with ideas for use, Instruction Cards, an Answers Key, Sorting Cards, and an Activity Reflection. Students work in pairs to complete this card sorting activity as a follow-up and practice for learning the parts and function of the parts of a microscope. A second activity is also included in which students play a matching game to learn the names of the parts of the microscope. It is student friendly in that students are highly engaged in genuine learning and teacher friendly in that students are focused and keep each other on task with very little intervention on the teacher's part. It frees the teacher up to monitor student progress and assess student mastery. It’s a win-win activity!
Can be printed in black and white or colored ink. Duration can be between 20 minutes and 40 minutes.