TED Talks are highly engaging and lend themselves to deeper thinking and valuable class discussions. These task cards use Dr. Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity model to motivate students by extending their thinking to great heights! Custom created tasks, based on a highly motivating TED Talk: Quin Patton: How to Think Like a Scientist, will create for you an engaged and exciting classroom!
Please be certain to watch the video prior to purchasing this product so you can determine if it is appropriate for your students. It can be found at this link:
Quin Patton: How to Think Like a Scientist
* Students in grades 5 - 8
* Students identified gifted in grade 4
* 11 Task Cards
* 11 Response Tabs
* 11 Mini Titles (for station)
* 12 Response Mats (if cards aren't used in spirals)
* 10 Comprehension Questions
* 1 Student Answer Document
* 1 List of Tasks
* 1 Comprehensive Product Poster
This product was designed to be flexible in presentation and completion. It can be viewed as a whole class, in small groups, or independently at stations.
* View, analyze and discuss TED Talk
* The teacher might assign all tasks to be completed or offer student / group choice.
A comprehensive list of products is included and can be used as a mini poster in a work station to offer student choice or for teacher reference.
The task cards would best be used in or on a:
* Book / Spiral
* Response Mat (Teacher or students choose icons to address.)
Examples of Tasks
Rock climbing migrates ACROSS DISCIPLINES. Physical endurance is critical for a rock climber. List 5-10 ways physical fitness and science work together as an advantage to a rock climber.
Choose a month and research DETAILS regarding weather conditions in the White Mountains of Arizona. Make a T-Chart comparing daytime conditions to those at night.
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