Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, Shifts in science education, Introduction to the NGSS, Classroom management, Communicating classroom expectations
Communicate the classroom expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards by engaging your students in an authentic 3-dimensional learning experience. Your students will sort cards using patterns, reasoning skills, and collaboration. Your students will also revise their models as new information is added.
This card sort can be used at the beginning of the school year with your students, or as an activity at back to school night for parents. What better way to communicate the expectations of your classroom environment by engaging your students' parents in 3-dimensional learning experiences?!
Use as a stand alone activity or as part of a station activity. Perfect for developing reasoning skills, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of the scientific process. Your students will move from passively listening to being actively engaged in this card sorting activity!
Suggestions for differentiation for both honors-level and special needs students are included.
This card sort activity includes:
•A set of 16 cards (Easy prep - check out the preview!)
•Card sort answer key
•Student visible thinking reflection sheet (assessment)
•Visible thinking template to project on an overhead (alternative assessment)
•Teacher suggestions - including prep, pre-activity discussion hints, back to school night suggestions, differentiation, clean up and storage
Enjoy! I know your students most certainly will!
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