Thursday, November 1, 2012

Show what you know!

Recently we had a chance to "show what we know" about the solar system. It is so important in 4th and 5th grade to give kids the opportunity to choose ways to show what they know. The more often they can show content in a manner that fits their learning style, the more often it will "stick" in their memory.

So here are some choices we gave our students:

1. Create a poster of the Solar System showing the planets in the correct order from the sun
2. Create a song or rap to show what you have learned about the Solar System.
3. Make a model of the planets using playdough. 
4. Pick one planet to do a research project on (worksheet)
5. Go on a Scavenger Hunt around the classroom to answer questions about the solar system.

Some of the activities I created with my colleague and some of them I got from Super Teacher Worksheets.   Do you know that site?  It is amazing! It has a lot of great activities and even smart board resources, too!

Here are some of my students work:

She is doing the Scavenger Hunt!


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