This is a simple set of thirty-seven vibrant picture cards for sorting into the categories of solid, liquid, and gas. Picture sorts are a great way for students to internalize and construct meaning of new information and for teachers to easily assess student understanding.
Suggestions for use:
Closed sort: Closed sorts have clearly defined parameters and definite correct answers. Many of these cards depict multiple examples of different states of matter. If conducting a closed sort, be specific about what part of picture is the focal point.
Open Sort: Open sorts are my favorite to conduct in class. They are just like their name says….”open”. In other words, there is no correct or incorrect answer. Students simply sort the cards based on their own observations. This is where you, as the teacher, can assess the depth of a student’s understanding. You will be amazed at some of the connections your students will make! Encourage your students to share their sorts with the class. I have found this often spurs other students on to think “outside of the box”.
Sorts make great small group center activities!!
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