This is a fun activity to help students associate vocabulary terms and make them their own. The words included are words that are common in the study of Ecology. Students use the words, draw sketches of the word, and then explain to their groups why and how they chose that word to explain what that word means to them.
Words Included In This Acitivty
Just to name a few!
The Directions For This Activity Are:
1. Four different color cards (GREEN, RED, BLUE, PURPLE).
2.Each color category has four different vocabulary cards
3.Two-four students per group, each student with their own sketch-explain sheet.
4. Card Rotation Order:
GREEN cards are first
RED cards are second
BLUE cards are third
PURPLE cards are fourth
5. Each student starts off with one card. They have 1 minute to look at the card, draw a picture that they think represents the word, and write a quick explanation why they drew the picture and how it relates to the word. The picture must relate to the word!
6. When timer goes off they silently trade their cards trading to the left. They repeat the process three more times. No talking is allowed during the rotations!
7. When all cards of the color category are complete they then discuss as a group. Each student gets 1 minute to discuss their pictures and explanations.
8.They then move onto the next color category and repeat the entire process over.
Some Teacher Ideas On Using This Activity:
1. Print cards out four to a page.
2. Laminate cards so you can use them for many years.
3. You can time the students or you can have the students time their own group.
4. To help the game go along make sure all students are on the same color card category. The game is set up for GREEN cards to go first, RED cards second, BLUE cards third, and PURPLE cards fourth.
What you can do with these cards:
1. Part of a station.
2. It is an easy filler activity.
3. Review for a vocabulary quiz or test.
4. Warm-up or introduction to an ecology unit.
1. Vocabulary Word Cards
2. Student Answer Sketch-Explain Sheet