Science - 5th Grade
Standard 4 Objective 2
Students will organize electricity-related vocabulary words into a web or cluster design.
For each group
For each student
Vocabulary is an essential tool in understanding the concepts of electricity. As students attempt to organize unknown words into related groups, they are faced with a dilemma--they lack the knowledge to complete the task accurately. A purpose for reading non-fiction text is created--specific information is needed.
3. Understand Science Concepts and Principles
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
Invitation to Learn
Each group is given the opportunity to cut apart the vocabulary cards for the electricity unit and arrange them in a web or cluster design. Provide tape and markers to aid groups in developing an organizational pattern of how these words fit together. Each table shares their design when finished.
The Cluster Posters and the ABC Words worksheets are two useful tools to organize informational reading at home.
Adjustments made to Cluster Posters upon completion of reading are a visual representation of knowledge gained.