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    The Multiple Intelligences by Gardner

    Borrowed from https://www.teachervision.com/intelligence/teaching-methods/2204.html

     

    Multiple Intelligences Chart

    How do you ensure all of your students' intelligences are being tapped? Here is a list of activities that speak to each intelligence.

    Verbal-Linguistic

    Logical-Mathematical

    Visual-Spatial

    Bodily-Kinesthetic

    choral speaking

    declarizing

    storytelling

    retelling

    speaking

    debating

    presenting

    reading aloud

    dramatizing

    book making

    nonfiction reading

    researching

    listening

    process writing

    writing journals

    problem solving

    measuring

    coding

    sequencing

    critical thinking

    predicting

    playing logic games

    collecting data

    experimenting

    solving puzzles

    classifying

    using manipulatives

    learning the scientific model

    using money

    using geometry

    graphing

    photographing

    making visual metaphors

    making visual analogies

    mapping stories

    making 3D projects

    painting

    illustrating

    using charts

    using organizers

    visualizing

    sketching

    patterning

    visual puzzles

    hands on experiments

    activities

    changing room arrangement

    creative movement

    going on field trips

    physical education activities

    crafts

    dramatizing

    using cooperative groups

    dancing

     

    Musical

    Interpersonal

    Intrapersonal

    Naturalistic

    humming

    rapping

    playing background music

    patterns

    form

    playing instruments

    tapping out poetic rhythms

    rhyming

    singing

    classroom parties

    peer editing

    cooperative learning

    sharing

    group work

    forming clubs

    peer teaching

    social awareness

    conflict mediation

    discussing

    cross age tutoring

    study group

    brainstorming

    personal response

    individual study

    personal goal setting

    individual projects

    journal log keeping

    personal choice in projects

    independent reading

    reading outside

    cloud watching

    identifying insects

    building habitats

    identifying plants

    using a microscope

    dissecting

    going on a nature walk

    build a garden

    studying the stars

    bird watching

    collecting rocks

    making bird feeders

    going to the zoo

     

     


     

    DARE TO DIFFERENTIATE THROUGH CHOICES

    Henry County Schools Video https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000549/Centricity/Domain/45/Dare%20to%20Differentiate.pdf

     

    Verbal/Linguistic

    We use this intelligence

    in listening, speaking, reading and

    writing.

    Write instructions

    Keep a personal journal

    Create a poem, legend, play,

    story, or news

    Create TV ads

    Read stories to others

    Retell in your own words

    Teach concept mapping

    Create crossword puzzle

    Debate

    Make a presentation

    Write a newsletter, booklet, or

    dictionary

    Conduct an interview

    Write a letter to …

    Visual/Spatial

    Picture smart intelligence

    includes being able to

    visualize an object and to create mental

    images.

    Draw a map

    Create visual diagrams

    Draw from different perspectives

    Create a comic strip

    Graph results of a survey

    Create a slide show, videotape, or

    photo album

    Design a poster, bulletin board,

    mural

    Use a memory system to learn

    Develop a set of architectural

    drawings

    Color-code the process of …

    Logical/

    Mathematical

    Logic smart

    intelligence deals with inductive and

    deductive reasoning, numbers and

    relationships. It involves the ability to

    recognize patterns, to work with

    geometric shapes and make

    connections between pieces of

    information.

    Create a timeline

    Compare/contrast ideas

    Create an outline for a story

    Design a map

    Decipher codes

    Create patterns

    Categorize facts and information

    Naturalist

    Nature smart intelligence has

    to do with observing,

    understanding and organizing patterns in

    the natural environment. It includes

    expertise in the recognition and

    classification of plants, animals, and other

    natural species.

    Collect and categorize data, materials,

    or ideas

    Discover or experiment

    Take a field trip

    Study means of survival

    Adapt materials to a new use

    Label and classify

     

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    Intelligences

     

    Activity

     

    Menu

    Body/Kinesthetic

    Body smart intelligence is

    related to physical movement

    and the knowledge of the

    body.

    Make up a cooperative game

    Practice physical exercise

    Conduct hands-on experiments

    Construct a model or

    representation

    Rehearse and perform a play

    Role play or simulate

    Choreograph a dance

    Use hands-on materials to

    Demonstrate…

    Interpersonal

    People smart intelligence

    is used in person-to-person

    relationships. It includes the ability to

    communicate with others and to have

    empathy for their feelings and beliefs.

    Tell stories

    Teach a cooperative game

    Role play a situation

    Discuss and come to a conclusion

    Survey or interview others

    Collaborative group work

    Intrapersonal

    Self smart intelligence is

    based on knowledge of self. It

    includes thinking about thinking,

    emotional responses, and self

    reflection.

    Keep a personal journal

    Write about personal experiences

    Use Technology to acquire

    information

    How would it feel to…

    Imagine and write about the future

    Describe your personal opinion

    on…

    Musical

    Music smart intelligence

    includes the ability to recognize

    patterns in tone, rhythm and beat. It

    includes sensitivity to environmental

    sounds, the human voice and musical

    instruments.

    Create a song or rap that

    explains…

    Play musical instruments

    Write to music

    Teach dance steps

    Make up sounds and sound effects

    Create rhymes that…

     


     

    Bloom’s Taxonomy – Content Activity Menu

    Knowledge

    Tell, list, describe, relate,

    locate, write, find, state,

    name

    Make a list of the main

    events..

    Make a timeline of events.

    Make a facts chart.

    Write a list of any pieces

    of information you can

    remember.

    List all the .... in the

    story.

    Make a chart showing...

    Recite an acrostic poem.

    Comprehension

    summarize, explain, interpret,

    outline, discuss, distinguish,

    predict, restate, translate,

    compare, describe

    Draw pictures to show a

    particular event.

    Illustrate what you think the

    main idea was.

    Make a cartoon strip showing

    the sequence of events.

    Write and perform a play

    based on the story.

    Retell the story in your words.

    Write a summary report of an

    event.

    Prepare a flow chart to

    illustrate the sequence of

    events.

    Application

    Solve, show, use, illustrate,

    construct, complete, examine,

    classify, experiment

    Construct a model to

    demonstrate how it will work.

    Make a diorama to illustrate

    an important event.

    Make a paper-mache map to

    include relevant information

    about an event.

    Take a collection of

    photographs to demonstrate a

    particular point.

    Make up a puzzle game suing

    the ideas from the study area.

    Make a clay model of an item

    in the material.

    Design a market strategy for

    your product using a known

    strategy as a model.

    Write a textbook about... for

    others.

     

     

     

     

    Analysis

    Analyze, distinguish, examine,

    compare, contrast,

    investigate, categorize,

    identify, explain, separate,

    advertise

    Design a questionnaire to

    gather information..

    Conduct an investigation to

    produce information to

    support a view.

    Make a flow chart to show

    the critical stages.

    Construct a graph to

    illustrate selected

    information.

    Make a jigsaw puzzle.

    Make a family tree showing

    relationships.

    Put on a play about the study

    area.

    Write a biography of …

    Synthesis

    Create, invent, compose

    predict, plan, construct

    design, imagine, propose

    devise, formulate

    Invent a machine to do a

    specific task.

    Design a building to house

    your study.

    Create a new product. Give it

    a name and plan a marketing

    campaign.

    Write about your feelings in

    relation to...

    Write a TV show, play, puppet

    show, role play, song or

    pantomime about...?

    Design a record, book, or

    magazine cover for...?

    Make up a new language code

    and write material suing it.

    Sell an idea

    Evaluation

    Judge, select, choose, decide,

    justify, debate

    verify, argue, recommend

    assess, discuss, rate

    prioritize, determine

    Prepare a list of criteria to

    judge a ... show.

    Indicate priority and ratings.

    Conduct a debate about an

    issue of special interest.

    Make a booklet about 5 rules

    you see as important.

    Convince others.

    Form a panel to discuss

    views, eg "Learning at

    School."

    Write a letter to ... advising

    on changes needed at...

    Prepare a case to present

    your view about...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Activities Using Multiple Intelligences in Learning Centers in the Classroom

    READING/WRITING CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Verbal/Linguistic; Visual/Spatial; Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligences)

    ·         Fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics, in many genres

    ·         Illustrated books

    ·         Books on tape with related book in hard copy

    ·         Books, articles, and papers written by students

    ·         Cushions for quiet reading or for group discussion

    ·         Word games (Boggle, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Password)

    ·         Creative writing tools (variety of pens, paper, etc.); tape recorder; magazines that can be cut up for images; story starter books and cards

    ·         Yellow pages; other address resource books

    ·         List of addresses and phone numbers of relevant organizations

    ·         Computer with color printer: concept mapping software, word processor, e-mail and Internet connection

    ·         Multimedia presentation tools (e.g. HyperStudio, PowerPoint etc.)

    ILLUSTRATION/VISUAL EXPRESSION CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial; Intrapersonal Intelligences)

    ·         Canvas or dropcloth

    ·         Painting (acrylics, watercolors, poster paints, finger paints) and drawing materials (pens, pencils, colored chalk)

    ·         Easel, bulletin board, chalk board, drawing boards or tables

    ·         Flat file storage

    ·         Props for still lifes

    ·         Variety of clip-on flood lights, flashlight, colored gels

    ·         Cameras (35mm, disposable, digital)

    ·         Computer with color printer and scanner: e-mail and Internet connection

    SCIENCE/EXPERIMENT CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Logical/Mathematical, Naturalist, Visual/Spatial Intelligences)

    ·         Field guides and science resource books

    ·         Popular science magazines

    ·         Biographies of scientists and inventors

    ·         Exploration and experimentation tools

    ·         Magnifying glass, microscope, telescope, or binoculars

    ·         Megaphones, cones and microphones

    ·         Measurement devices (rulers, graduated cylinders, etc.)

    ·         Bug jars and boxes, plastic containers for collecting specimens (botanical, entomological, geological, etc.)

    ·         Teacher-written index card challenges "What happens if you..." (students make predictions, then conduct experiments)

    ·         Computer with color printer: probe-ware, robotics, spreadsheets, and timeliners. Science-based software such as The Voyage of the Mimi (Sunburst), The Great Space Rescue (Tom Snyder Software) and reference CD-ROMs

    MUSIC CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal Intelligences)

    ·         Mat on the floor

    ·         Cassette or CD player with headphones (optional: jack so that two students can listen to same music at the same time)

    ·         instruments from a variety of multicultural backgrounds

    ·         Books about famous composers and musicians

    ·         Books of poems and stories that students can set to music

    ·         Books of collected lyrics

    ·         Computer with microphone, speakers, and earphones plus MIDI connector and keyboard: music composition software, CD-ROMs designed for music study, CDs for incorporating sound into multimedia presentations

    MATH CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Logical/Mathematical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal Intelligences)

    ·         Puzzles and games that involve logical thinking (looking for patterns, sequences, process of elimination, inference, etc.)

    ·         Arithmetic and graphing calculators with instructions on how to solve common types of problems (e.g. percentages, averages, etc.)

    ·         Maps, charts, timelines, Web sites -- vivid examples of how math and logical thinking can relate to social studies, science and language arts

    ·         "Math manipulatives," such as unifix cubes, pattern blocks, cuisinaire rods, and geoboards

    ·         Computer with color printer and links to download data from graphing calculators, spreadsheet, graphing, and 2 - and 3-D geometry programs

    BUILD-IT, PAINT IT CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Logical/Mathematical Intelligences)

    ·         Materials for attaching things to other things (glue, staplers, sewing materials, nails and screws, pins, clips, etc.)

    ·         Wood, metal, Styrofoam, recycled containers, bottles, cardboard, and tools to work with them

    ·         Various types and colors of paper and cardboard (for creating a homemade board game, etc.)

    ·         Variety of writing implements (markers, crayons)

    ·         Variety of fabric scraps

    ·         Modeling clay

    ·         Large rolls of mural paper for scenery backdrops for performances

    ·         Computer with color printer: developmental level design software (younger students use Car Builder; middle school might use Roller Coaster Builder; older students need CAD-CAM (computer assisted design-computer assisted manufacturing) software and Internet connection

    PERFORMANCE CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal)

    ·         Wigs, costumes, shoes

    ·         Washable makeup

    ·         Masks

    ·         Props

    ·         Cassette or CD-player for background music

    ·         Stage area

    For Presentations, students can...

    WRITE:

    ·         poems

    ·         short plays

    ·         screenplays

    ·         legal briefs

    ·         song lyrics

    ·         journals

    ·         diaries

    ·         memoirs

    ·         travelogue

    ·         interviews

    ·         newspaper or newsletter

    ·         letters (or email) to experts

    ·         an original advertisement

    ·         new ending for story or song

    ·         "what if..." thought experiment

    MAKE/INVENT/DESIGN/DRAW:

    ·         posters

    ·         cartoons

    ·         timelines

    ·         models

    ·         chart

    ·         map

    ·         graphs

    ·         paintings (with explanations similar to museum exhibits)

    ·         board game

    ·         concept maps

    ·         multimedia presentations

    FIGURE OUT/ANALYZE

    ·         solutions to problems in your school or community

    ·         math formulas to explain a problem, or pose a solution

    ·         categorization method for some plants or animals in your area based on careful observation (perhaps a small collection, or homemade "museum")

    ·         a plan for a scavenger hunt

    ·         a treasure hunt (in which clues involve vocabulary from the topic)

    ·         collect objects in nature

    ·         the night sky, food chain, water cycle, or other science topic

    ·         local, national, or international environmental concern

    ·         create simulations

     

     

    PERFORM/PRESENT

    ·         a play

    ·         a concert

    ·         role-play lecture (such as a well-known person from history)

    ·         a dance based on literature or historical event

    ·         collected songs about a topic or from an era


     

    Example of Student Centers for a Planet Earth Unit

    ·         In the building center, the students actually constructed a three layer replica of the earth with three colors of clay to represent the core, the mantle and the crust. They sliced their clay earths in half for a cross-section view.

     

    ·         In the math center, each group worked with geometric concepts of concentric circles, radius, diameter, etc. 

     

    ·         At the reading center, the students read a story called "The Magic School Bus" that depicted a group of school children exploring the inside of the earth. 

     

    ·         The music center provided a listening/spelling activity. The students listened to music while studying spelling words such as earth, crust, mantle and core. 

     

    ·         The art center involved cutting out concentric circles of different sizes and colors, pasting and labeling them to identify the different zones. 

     

    ·         The working together (interpersonal) center had a cooperative learning activity where the students had to read a fact sheet on the earth and jointly answer questions. 

     

    ·         The personal work (intrapersonal) center involved a fantasy writing activity on the subject: "Things you would take with you on a journey to the center of the earth".

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Subject

    Tic-Tac-Toe Project Guide

     

     

    ·         Each student is responsible for completing three activities from the following choices. Your three activities must follow the rules of tic-tac-toe (i.e., three in a row).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Multiple Intelligences Chart

    How do you ensure all of your students' intelligences are being tapped? Here is a list of activities that speak to each intelligence.

    Verbal-Linguistic

    Logical-Mathematical

    Visual-Spatial

    Bodily-Kinesthetic

    choral speaking

    declarizing

    storytelling

    retelling

    speaking

    debating

    presenting

    reading aloud

    dramatizing

    book making

    nonfiction reading

    researching

    listening

    process writing

    writing journals

    problem solving

    measuring

    coding

    sequencing

    critical thinking

    predicting

    playing logic games

    collecting data

    experimenting

    solving puzzles

    classifying

    using manipulatives

    learning the scientific model

    using money

    using geometry

    graphing

    photographing

    making visual metaphors

    making visual analogies

    mapping stories

    making 3D projects

    painting

    illustrating

    using charts

    using organizers

    visualizing

    sketching

    patterning

    visual puzzles

    hands on experiments

    activities

    changing room arrangement

    creative movement

    going on field trips

    physical education activities

    crafts

    dramatizing

    using cooperative groups

    dancing

    Musical

    Interpersonal

    Intrapersonal

    Naturalistic

    humming

    rapping

    playing background music

    patterns

    form

    playing instruments

    tapping out poetic rhythms

    rhyming

    singing

    classroom parties

    peer editing

    cooperative learning

    sharing

    group work

    forming clubs

    peer teaching

    social awareness

    conflict mediation

    discussing

    cross age tutoring

    study group

    brainstorming

    personal response

    individual study

    personal goal setting

    individual projects

    journal log keeping

    personal choice in projects

    independent reading

    reading outside

    cloud watching

    identifying insects

    building habitats

    identifying plants

    using a microscope

    dissecting

    going on a nature walk

    build a garden

    studying the stars

    bird watching

    collecting rocks

    making bird feeders

    going to the zoo

     

     


     

    DARE TO DIFFERENTIATE THROUGH CHOICES

    Verbal/Linguistic

    We use this intelligence

    in listening, speaking, reading and

    writing.

    Write instructions

    Keep a personal journal

    Create a poem, legend, play,

    story, or news

    Create TV ads

    Read stories to others

    Retell in your own words

    Teach concept mapping

    Create crossword puzzle

    Debate

    Make a presentation

    Write a newsletter, booklet, or

    dictionary

    Conduct an interview

    Write a letter to …

    Visual/Spatial

    Picture smart intelligence

    includes being able to

    visualize an object and to create mental

    images.

    Draw a map

    Create visual diagrams

    Draw from different perspectives

    Create a comic strip

    Graph results of a survey

    Create a slide show, videotape, or

    photo album

    Design a poster, bulletin board,

    mural

    Use a memory system to learn

    Develop a set of architectural

    drawings

    Color-code the process of …

    Logical/

    Mathematical

    Logic smart

    intelligence deals with inductive and

    deductive reasoning, numbers and

    relationships. It involves the ability to

    recognize patterns, to work with

    geometric shapes and make

    connections between pieces of

    information.

    Create a timeline

    Compare/contrast ideas

    Create an outline for a story

    Design a map

    Decipher codes

    Create patterns

    Categorize facts and information

    Naturalist

    Nature smart intelligence has

    to do with observing,

    understanding and organizing patterns in

    the natural environment. It includes

    expertise in the recognition and

    classification of plants, animals, and other

    natural species.

    Collect and categorize data, materials,

    or ideas

    Discover or experiment

    Take a field trip

    Study means of survival

    Adapt materials to a new use

    Label and classify

     

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    Intelligences

     

    Activity

     

    Menu

    Body/Kinesthetic

    Body smart intelligence is

    related to physical movement

    and the knowledge of the

    body.

    Make up a cooperative game

    Practice physical exercise

    Conduct hands-on experiments

    Construct a model or

    representation

    Rehearse and perform a play

    Role play or simulate

    Choreograph a dance

    Use hands-on materials to

    Demonstrate…

    Interpersonal

    People smart intelligence

    is used in person-to-person

    relationships. It includes the ability to

    communicate with others and to have

    empathy for their feelings and beliefs.

    Tell stories

    Teach a cooperative game

    Role play a situation

    Discuss and come to a conclusion

    Survey or interview others

    Collaborative group work

    Intrapersonal

    Self smart intelligence is

    based on knowledge of self. It

    includes thinking about thinking,

    emotional responses, and self

    reflection.

    Keep a personal journal

    Write about personal experiences

    Use Technology to acquire

    information

    How would it feel to…

    Imagine and write about the future

    Describe your personal opinion

    on…

    Musical

    Music smart intelligence

    includes the ability to recognize

    patterns in tone, rhythm and beat. It

    includes sensitivity to environmental

    sounds, the human voice and musical

    instruments.

    Create a song or rap that

    explains…

    Play musical instruments

    Write to music

    Teach dance steps

    Make up sounds and sound effects

    Create rhymes that…

     


     

    Bloom’s Taxonomy – Content Activity Menu

    Knowledge

    Tell, list, describe, relate,

    locate, write, find, state,

    name

    Make a list of the main

    events..

    Make a timeline of events.

    Make a facts chart.

    Write a list of any pieces

    of information you can

    remember.

    List all the .... in the

    story.

    Make a chart showing...

    Recite an acrostic poem.

    Comprehension

    summarize, explain, interpret,

    outline, discuss, distinguish,

    predict, restate, translate,

    compare, describe

    Draw pictures to show a

    particular event.

    Illustrate what you think the

    main idea was.

    Make a cartoon strip showing

    the sequence of events.

    Write and perform a play

    based on the story.

    Retell the story in your words.

    Write a summary report of an

    event.

    Prepare a flow chart to

    illustrate the sequence of

    events.

    Application

    Solve, show, use, illustrate,

    construct, complete, examine,

    classify, experiment

    Construct a model to

    demonstrate how it will work.

    Make a diorama to illustrate

    an important event.

    Make a paper-mache map to

    include relevant information

    about an event.

    Take a collection of

    photographs to demonstrate a

    particular point.

    Make up a puzzle game suing

    the ideas from the study area.

    Make a clay model of an item

    in the material.

    Design a market strategy for

    your product using a known

    strategy as a model.

    Write a textbook about... for

    others.

     

     

     

     

    Analysis

    Analyze, distinguish, examine,

    compare, contrast,

    investigate, categorize,

    identify, explain, separate,

    advertise

    Design a questionnaire to

    gather information..

    Conduct an investigation to

    produce information to

    support a view.

    Make a flow chart to show

    the critical stages.

    Construct a graph to

    illustrate selected

    information.

    Make a jigsaw puzzle.

    Make a family tree showing

    relationships.

    Put on a play about the study

    area.

    Write a biography of …

    Synthesis

    Create, invent, compose

    predict, plan, construct

    design, imagine, propose

    devise, formulate

    Invent a machine to do a

    specific task.

    Design a building to house

    your study.

    Create a new product. Give it

    a name and plan a marketing

    campaign.

    Write about your feelings in

    relation to...

    Write a TV show, play, puppet

    show, role play, song or

    pantomime about...?

    Design a record, book, or

    magazine cover for...?

    Make up a new language code

    and write material suing it.

    Sell an idea

    Evaluation

    Judge, select, choose, decide,

    justify, debate

    verify, argue, recommend

    assess, discuss, rate

    prioritize, determine

    Prepare a list of criteria to

    judge a ... show.

    Indicate priority and ratings.

    Conduct a debate about an

    issue of special interest.

    Make a booklet about 5 rules

    you see as important.

    Convince others.

    Form a panel to discuss

    views, eg "Learning at

    School."

    Write a letter to ... advising

    on changes needed at...

    Prepare a case to present

    your view about...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Activities Using Multiple Intelligences in Learning Centers in the Classroom

    READING/WRITING CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Verbal/Linguistic; Visual/Spatial; Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligences)

    ·        Fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics, in many genres

    ·        Illustrated books

    ·        Books on tape with related book in hard copy

    ·        Books, articles, and papers written by students

    ·        Cushions for quiet reading or for group discussion

    ·        Word games (Boggle, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Password)

    ·        Creative writing tools (variety of pens, paper, etc.); tape recorder; magazines that can be cut up for images; story starter books and cards

    ·        Yellow pages; other address resource books

    ·        List of addresses and phone numbers of relevant organizations

    ·        Computer with color printer: concept mapping software, word processor, e-mail and Internet connection

    ·        Multimedia presentation tools (e.g. HyperStudio, PowerPoint etc.)

    ILLUSTRATION/VISUAL EXPRESSION CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial; Intrapersonal Intelligences)

    ·        Canvas or dropcloth

    ·        Painting (acrylics, watercolors, poster paints, finger paints) and drawing materials (pens, pencils, colored chalk)

    ·        Easel, bulletin board, chalk board, drawing boards or tables

    ·        Flat file storage

    ·        Props for still lifes

    ·        Variety of clip-on flood lights, flashlight, colored gels

    ·        Cameras (35mm, disposable, digital)

    ·        Computer with color printer and scanner: e-mail and Internet connection

    SCIENCE/EXPERIMENT CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Logical/Mathematical, Naturalist, Visual/Spatial Intelligences)

    ·        Field guides and science resource books

    ·        Popular science magazines

    ·        Biographies of scientists and inventors

    ·        Exploration and experimentation tools

    ·        Magnifying glass, microscope, telescope, or binoculars

    ·        Megaphones, cones and microphones

    ·        Measurement devices (rulers, graduated cylinders, etc.)

    ·        Bug jars and boxes, plastic containers for collecting specimens (botanical, entomological, geological, etc.)

    ·        Teacher-written index card challenges "What happens if you..." (students make predictions, then conduct experiments)

    ·        Computer with color printer: probe-ware, robotics, spreadsheets, and timeliners. Science-based software such as The Voyage of the Mimi (Sunburst), The Great Space Rescue (Tom Snyder Software) and reference CD-ROMs

    MUSIC CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal Intelligences)

    ·        Mat on the floor

    ·        Cassette or CD player with headphones (optional: jack so that two students can listen to same music at the same time)

    ·        instruments from a variety of multicultural backgrounds

    ·        Books about famous composers and musicians

    ·        Books of poems and stories that students can set to music

    ·        Books of collected lyrics

    ·        Computer with microphone, speakers, and earphones plus MIDI connector and keyboard: music composition software, CD-ROMs designed for music study, CDs for incorporating sound into multimedia presentations

    MATH CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Logical/Mathematical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal Intelligences)

    ·        Puzzles and games that involve logical thinking (looking for patterns, sequences, process of elimination, inference, etc.)

    ·        Arithmetic and graphing calculators with instructions on how to solve common types of problems (e.g. percentages, averages, etc.)

    ·        Maps, charts, timelines, Web sites -- vivid examples of how math and logical thinking can relate to social studies, science and language arts

    ·        "Math manipulatives," such as unifix cubes, pattern blocks, cuisinaire rods, and geoboards

    ·        Computer with color printer and links to download data from graphing calculators, spreadsheet, graphing, and 2 - and 3-D geometry programs

    BUILD-IT, PAINT IT CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Logical/Mathematical Intelligences)

    ·        Materials for attaching things to other things (glue, staplers, sewing materials, nails and screws, pins, clips, etc.)

    ·        Wood, metal, Styrofoam, recycled containers, bottles, cardboard, and tools to work with them

    ·        Various types and colors of paper and cardboard (for creating a homemade board game, etc.)

    ·        Variety of writing implements (markers, crayons)

    ·        Variety of fabric scraps

    ·        Modeling clay

    ·        Large rolls of mural paper for scenery backdrops for performances

    ·        Computer with color printer: developmental level design software (younger students use Car Builder; middle school might use Roller Coaster Builder; older students need CAD-CAM (computer assisted design-computer assisted manufacturing) software and Internet connection

    PERFORMANCE CENTER
    (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal)

    ·        Wigs, costumes, shoes

    ·        Washable makeup

    ·        Masks

    ·        Props

    ·        Cassette or CD-player for background music

    ·        Stage area

    For Presentations, students can...

    WRITE:

    ·        poems

    ·        short plays

    ·        screenplays

    ·        legal briefs

    ·        song lyrics

    ·        journals

    ·        diaries

    ·        memoirs

    ·        travelogue

    ·        interviews

    ·        newspaper or newsletter

    ·        letters (or email) to experts

    ·        an original advertisement

    ·        new ending for story or song

    ·        "what if..." thought experiment

    MAKE/INVENT/DESIGN/DRAW:

    ·        posters

    ·        cartoons

    ·        timelines

    ·        models

    ·        chart

    ·        map

    ·        graphs

    ·        paintings (with explanations similar to museum exhibits)

    ·        board game

    ·        concept maps

    ·        multimedia presentations

    FIGURE OUT/ANALYZE

    ·        solutions to problems in your school or community

    ·        math formulas to explain a problem, or pose a solution

    ·        categorization method for some plants or animals in your area based on careful observation (perhaps a small collection, or homemade "museum")

    ·        a plan for a scavenger hunt

    ·        a treasure hunt (in which clues involve vocabulary from the topic)

    ·        collect objects in nature

    ·        the night sky, food chain, water cycle, or other science topic

    ·        local, national, or international environmental concern

    ·        create simulations

     

     

    PERFORM/PRESENT

    ·        a play

    ·        a concert

    ·        role-play lecture (such as a well-known person from history)

    ·        a dance based on literature or historical event

    ·        collected songs about a topic or from an era


     

    Example of Student Centers for a Planet Earth Unit

    ·        In the building center, the students actually constructed a three layer replica of the earth with three colors of clay to represent the core, the mantle and the crust. They sliced their clay earths in half for a cross-section view.

     

    ·        In the math center, each group worked with geometric concepts of concentric circles, radius, diameter, etc. 

     

    ·        At the reading center, the students read a story called "The Magic School Bus" that depicted a group of school children exploring the inside of the earth. 

     

    ·        The music center provided a listening/spelling activity. The students listened to music while studying spelling words such as earth, crust, mantle and core. 

     

    ·        The art center involved cutting out concentric circles of different sizes and colors, pasting and labeling them to identify the different zones. 

     

    ·        The working together(interpersonal) center had a cooperative learning activity where the students had to read a fact sheet on the earth and jointly answer questions. 

     

    ·        The personal work(intrapersonal)centerinvolved a fantasy writing activity on the subject: "Things you would take with you on a journey to the center of the earth".

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tic-Tac-Toe Project Guide

     

     

    ·        Each student is responsible for completing three activities from the following choices. Your three activities must follow the rules of tic-tac-toe (i.e., three in a row).