"Talk a Mile A Minute" is a Marzano Strategy in which Ss review key concepts and academic vocabulary terms. This "Talk a Mile a Minute" set includes pre-made vocabulary cards that can be printed and distributed to students teams for immediate use. It's a terrific review before a test, and it's is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.
Topic include: SPACE SHADOWS, LUNAR PHASES, TIME AND TIDE, GREETINGS FROM EARTH, SHOOTING STARS, LUNAR SURFACE, ROTATION, REVOLUTION, GALAXIES, LIFE CYCLES OF STARS, SPACE-TIME DISTANCES, WALKING ON THE SUN, THE HEART OF THE SUN, SOLAR SYSTEMS, INNER PLANETS, OUTER PLANETS, DWARF PLANETS, TELESCOPES, and SPACE PROGRAM
HOW TO PLAY:
1. Copy the list of 5-7 terms under a category title which the teacher will show in the front of the class when the game begins.
2. Organize students into pairs. Player 1 and 2 sit together facing each other.
3. Distribute cards so that only Player 1 faces the words and the Player 2 has their back to the words. Player 1 facing the words is designated the TALKER.
4. On your signal, reveal the terms, say “Go!”, and start the countdown timer.
5. The TALKER tries to get their partner to say each of the words by quickly describing them. The TALKER is allowed to say anything about the terms, “talking a mile a minute.”
The objective is for the students facing the list of words to immediately tell their partner the category (such as Shapes) and attempt to get them to say all of the terms within the minute by quickly describing them BUT only providing them clues such as definitions, synonyms, antonyms.
This product has been classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science: Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT)
SC.8.E.5.1 Recognize that there are enormous distances between objects in space and apply our knowledge of light and space travel to understand this distance.
SC.8.E.5.2 Recognize that the universe contains many billions of galaxies and that each galaxy contains many billions of stars.
SC.8.E.5.3 Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.
SC.8.E.5.5 Describe and classify specific physical properties of stars: apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and luminosity (absolute brightness).
SC.8.E.5.6 Create models of solar properties including: rotation, structure of the Sun, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences.
SC.8.E.5.7 Compare and contrast the properties of objects in the Solar System including the Sun, planets, and moons to those of Earth, such as gravitational force, distance from the Sun, speed, movement, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
SC.8.E.5.8 Compare various historical models of the Solar System, including geocentric and heliocentric.
SC.8.E.5.9 Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including: 1 )the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction; AND 2) the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.
SC.8.E.5.10 Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.
SC.8.E.5.11 Identify and compare characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum such as wavelength, frequency, use, and hazards and recognize its application to an understanding of planetary images and satellite photographs.
SC.8.E.5.12 Summarize the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
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