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This activity is introduced by: an scientific inquiry concept map and a scientific method matching activity.
There are 3 mystery cube templates. The first cube template is a warm up cube incorporating shades of black and white and numbers.
The mystery name cube is the heart of the activity. This activity is broken up into parts:
Students have to dissect the name cube into its components of shading patterns, number patterns, name patterns, letter patterns, and sequencing patterns.
The final cube template is blank. This template is for students to construct their very own cube. They can share their completed cube with other students to solve. An example is provided.
The activity wraps up with a scientific method summary composed of the following: ask a question, make an observation, make a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, draw conclusions, and report your results.
Very special cut and paste, Smartboard, or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many learners based on how the information is presented. The instructor decides the difficulty! This has been used on a 6th grade science day with high acclaim from 6th grade all the way to college in an introductory science education undergraduate class.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A great addition to your scientific method, scientific inquiry, and nature of science teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently used by students in grades 6th – 10th within multiple schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
"Southern Science Specialists"