Can You Imagine It?

Science Activity

This activity will give students the opportunity to practice their research skills while discovering fascinating bits of information about the world of science.

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT TO DO

  1. Divide the class into four research teams. Pass out 30 index cards to each team.

  2. Direct teams to locate 20 amazing and/or interesting facts about some topic in science. Each team should choose a different topic. This might include weather, reptiles, dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals, rocks or minerals (including volcanoes), and mammals. Students are to write one factual statement per a card. Each card must include the reference source so that someone can follow up on the subject.

  3. The format of the statements might be as follows:

  4. On the other 10 cards, students must write 10 amazing and untrue "facts," using a their imaginations but making the information sound real. When they finish, the teams should have a total of 30 cards each, with a 2-1 ratio of true to false cards.

  5. The directions for the game are as follows:

TEACHING OPTIONS

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