"Talk a Mile a Minute" is a learning game modeled after “Taboo”, “Pyramid” and “Jeopardy.” Players take turns trying to get their partner to guess the words in a specified category by giving verbal clues describing each word. The categories include atomic arrangement, chemical bonding, chemical equations, chemical reactions, acids and bases, the pH scale and the periodic table.
"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.
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: SWBAT
SC.8.P.8.3 Explore and describe the densities of various materials through measurement of their masses and volumes.
SC.8.P.8.4 Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.
SC.8.P.8.5 Recognize that there are a finite number of elements and that their atoms combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all of the living and nonliving things that we encounter.
SC.8.P.8.6 Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.
SC.8.P.8.7 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by recognizing that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of subatomic particles (electrons surrounding a nucleus containing protons and neutrons).
SC.8.P.8.8 Identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds, including acids, bases, and salts.
SC.8.P.9.2 Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.
SC.8.P.8.9 - Distinguish among mixtures (including solutions) and pure substances.
SC.8.N.3.1 Select models useful in relating the results of their own investigations.
SC.912.P.8.5 Relate properties of atoms and their position in the periodic table to the arrangement of their electrons.
SC.912.P.8.6 Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.
SC.912.P.8.7 Interpret formula representations of molecules and compounds in terms of composition and structure.
SC.912.P.8.8 Characterize types of chemical reactions, for example: redox, acid-base, synthesis, and single and double replacement reactions.
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