We enrich all students, no matter their ability. Download this hands-on and highly participatory enrichment!
‘Tis always the season for mini golf! In this lesson, we challenge students to think like scientists and discover the answer to a physical science question with a hypothesis, self-designed experiment, and hands-on challenge.
In the process, students learn about inertia. Your students will be engaged and invited to be creative. Doh! You mean we have to write ideas, too? Good scientists must communicate their results.
But wait . . . here at Portable Gifted and Talented, we would be remiss if further challenge and enrichment were not suggested for our highest ability learners. How about creating a desk-top version of a mini golf hole? Extend your lesson with more physics lessons and more hands-on challenge. Kids love this!
This school year we’re working on filling up the portable with whole-class enrichment lessons. These lessons are designed to be used by a gifted resource teacher in a “push-in” model or for classroom teachers who want to reach all levels of ability in an engaging way.
Each lesson opens with a whole class lesson in which students respond naturally within their ability.
Further enrichment opportunities are differentiated for higher abilities and/or for students who have a passion for the topic.
Grade Levels: 4-7
Materials: Paper, tape, and a marble for the main enrichment challenge; craft sticks, hot glue, card stock, and miniature wooden balls for the gifted extension.
Time: 90 minutes with a one to three hour+ extension project.