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# Talk a Mile a Minute about States of Matter, Phase Change, Heat and Temperature

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This learning game is 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 states of matter, phase change, heat, and temperature (and for AP Physics students Thermodynamics).

"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.

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.

It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: SWBAT
SC.7.P.11.1 Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
SC.7.P.11.4 Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.
SC.8.P.8.1 Explore atomic theory by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases
SC.912.P.10.4 Describe heat as the energy transferred by convection, conduction, and radiation, and explain the connection of heat to change in temperature or states of matter.
SC.912.P.10.5 Relate temperature to the average molecular kinetic energy.

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