Saturday, October 19, 2013

FOSS Solids Task Cards

Currently, I am teaching my students about Solids and Properties of Solids. We use the FOSS Solids and Liquids Kit but this product can be used with any lesson on solids and properties. Recently I've been learning about Task Cards so I thought I'd give them a try with my students this year. 

After cutting and laminating multiple copies, I plan to use the task cards as a small group activity at first. After all groups have completed the cards and recorded their answers, I will project them from my Smart Board and discuss the answers as a whole group activity. 

My science tables can hold up to five students, which I have divided into smaller pairs or triads which are perfect for doing our science investigations. These pairs or triads of students within the small table group will divide one deck of task cards in half. They will then complete half of the cards together with their partners on their answer sheets, then exchange their half deck with the other pair/triad at their table group.  Students can then check their answers against the answer key which is provided. Since there are two groups within a group, I will provide two answer keys.

I'm excited about using these task cards! I will be sure to post pictures to share.
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