In this activity students work with vocabulary encountered on the Fish and Physics web resource to demonstrate their understanding of related concepts. This activity can be used as a review prior to an assessment of the content learned. It can also be used to discover student thinking and errors in their thinking. Students work in teams or groups to organize and categorize concepts.
Teacher Note: This activity is designed around the “Learn About” and “Explore Trends” page of the web resource. This activity is designed to use with groups of students. Allow approximately 15 minutes for students to group their vocabulary words into categories. If the teacher prefers, he/she can assign category titles and have the students organize the vocabulary words into those categories.
Allow the student an opportunity to take a "gallery walk" if no category headings are assigned to view other groups thinking.
9-12 A: Science as Inquiry
9-12 B: Physical Science
9-12 C: Life Science
9-12 E: Science and Technology
9-12 F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
9-12 G: History and Nature of Science