This activity will get your students out of their seats, moving around, and discussing the material. It is fully editable and requires very little preparation. Simply print, cut out the flash cards, and pass them out to students.
Note. This resource can also be used as excellent question bank as it contains 32 high-quality questions that you can use in any way you see fit.
This activity contains 32 questions designed to test your students’ knowledge of the unit they are studying. The questions come directly from the lessons and cover the following topics:
• Genetic Material – DNA and RNA
• DNA Replication and Repair
• DNA Organization and Aging
• Transcription – DNA Replication
• Translation – Protein Synthesis
• Mutations and Mutagens
• Viruses in Bio Technology
• DNA Manipulation
• PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
• Biotechnology and Health
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• Matter, Chemical Trends, & Bonding
• Chemistry Introduction Unit:
Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
• Chemistry Unit: Atoms, Compound Naming, and Chemical Reactions
• Waves and Sound
• Cells and Body Systems
• Cells: Understanding Life Systems
• Ecology and Ecosystems
• Molecular Genetics
Here’s how you implement them:
1. Provide each student with a flash card
2. Pair up students using the stand up/hands up/pair up method
3. Partner A reads the question to Partner B, who answers. Partner A praises if correct or coaches if incorrect.
4. Partners switch roles
5. Students thank each other and switch cards
6. Partners raise their hands to find a new partner
7. Repeat for a specified amount of time
Alternate way to ensure each student gets a new partner each time:
Divide students into groups A and B.
Have every student pair up with someone from the other group (if there is an odd number of students you participate too!)
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2) Then have group A move to the right and group B stay still.
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4) Then have group B move to the left and group A stay still.
Every student in group A will meet every student in group B, but students will not meet students in their own group (a clever way to keep apart students who should not be partnered for whatever reason).
This activity can be used to:
• Prompt meaningful student conversation
• Review prior knowledge
• Review new terms/problems after a unit
• Gather student ideas
• Remediate weak skills
• Practice new skills
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