Monday, July 29, 2013

Fan-N-Pick Matter Review

Dear Diary,

This year I will be planning science for my 5th grade team.  I enjoy teaching science because of all the hands-on activities. My brain has been going 90 miles a minute trying to come up with some fun and engaging things to do this year along with all the other things we do. I started off by creating an I Have Who Has Matter Review.  If you have not picked up this freebie yet, head over to my TpT store to grab it.
I Have Who Has Matter Review
I have also created a Fan-N-Pick Matter Review.  As you can tell, matter is my favorite unit of study to teach in science!  With this activity, students are placed into groups.  There are 4 students in each group.

Student #1 (Fan) - holds the question cards in a fan and says, "Pick a card, any card!"
Student #2 (Pick & Read) - picks a card and reads the question aloud.
Student #3 (Answer) - orally answers the question. 
Student #4 (Check & Praise) - responds to the answer by tutoring or praising.

This activity can also be found in my TpT store if you would like to check it out!
Fan-N-Pick Matter
Each year we begin by jumping right into ecosystems and try to teach the science process skills as we go along.  This past year I found that did not work too well with my students. So, this year instead of jumping right into ecosystems, I would like to take two weeks to teacher the science process skills.  What are some activities you use to introduce your students to the science process skills?  Thanks for sharing!

1 comment:

  1. I love your Fan and Pick Matter activity! I think the kids will really enjoy playing this game, plus it is full of GREAT facts! I cannot wait to use it in my classroom! :)

    Thank you,
    Creative Ideas for the Upper Elementary Classroom