Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientist Article

Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Grade Levels
Resource Types
Product Rating
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
1.66 MB


This document uses the Connell Questionnaire to determine multiple intelligences and has students color in a pinwheel so they can visualize themselves as a whole learner with degrees of strengths.

I strongly recommend this product ONLY be used in conjunction with the attached new science article on Intelligence which details actual scientific intelligence theory instead of this pseudoscience theory of multiple intelligences.

Wikipedia contains a nice attempt at reconciling Gardner's pseudoscience of MI with actual science because so much of education revolves around the pseudoscience of Gardner:

Musical–rhythmic and harmonic
This area has to do with sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music. People with a high musical intelligence normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch, and are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music. They have sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody or timbre.

This area deals with spatial judgment and the ability to visualize with the mind's eye. Spatial ability is one of the three factors beneath g in the hierarchical model of intelligence.

People with high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words along with dates.Verbal ability is one of the most g-loaded abilities.This type of intelligence is measured with the Verbal IQ in WAIS-III.

This area has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, numbers and critical thinking.This also has to do with having the capacity to understand the underlying principles of some kind of causal system. Logical reasoning is closely linked to fluid intelligence and to general intelligence (g factor).

The core elements of the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are control of one's bodily motions and the capacity to handle objects skillfully. Gardner elaborates to say that this also includes a sense of timing, a clear sense of the goal of a physical action, along with the ability to train responses.

People who have high bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should be generally good at physical activities such as sports, dance, acting, and making things.

Gardner believes that careers that suit those with high bodily-kinesthetic intelligence include: athletes, dancers, musicians, actors, builders, police officers, and soldiers. Although these careers can be duplicated through virtual simulation, they will not produce the actual physical learning that is needed in this intelligence.

This area has to do with interaction with others. In theory, individuals who have high interpersonal intelligence are characterized by their sensitivity to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. According to Gardner in How Are Kids Smart: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, "Inter- and Intra- personal intelligence is often misunderstood with being extroverted or liking other people...Those with high interpersonal intelligence communicate effectively and empathize easily with others, and may be either leaders or followers. They often enjoy discussion and debate.

Gardner believes that careers that suit those with high interpersonal intelligence include sales persons, politicians, managers, teachers, counselors and social workers.

This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. This refers to having a deep understanding of the self; what one's strengths/ weaknesses are, what makes one unique, being able to predict one's own reactions/emotions.

This area has to do with nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings. Examples include classifying natural forms such as animal and plant species and rocks and mountain types. This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. This sort of ecological receptiveness is deeply rooted in a "sensitive, ethical, and holistic understanding" of the world and its complexities–including the role of humanity within the greater ecosphere.

In any case, the psudoscience can help students understand that they are able achieve being "intelligent" through trying different methods of learning (i.e. lessons presented in different styles, manipulating information from different "multiple intelligences" ways, etc.)
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Days

Average Ratings

Overall Quality:
4 ratings
Please log in to post a question.
Digital Download
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
Digital Download
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Multiple Intelligences Graphic Organizer with New Scientis
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up