Elements - PiktoChart/Infographic
1 Meet the Elements
Teacher plays the music video "Meet the Elements" by They Might be Giants
Students watch / sing along.
2 Video Discussion
"What is your favorite part of the video"
"Which element is the most interesting"
"What does Xelement do?
Students respond to the teachers prompts. This is a time when they can bring in their knowledge and understanding from previous lessons and they can reflect onthe video they have just watched.
3 Think Pair Share
Students take part in a Think Pair Share session where they pick out the element they want to investigate/study.
- THINK: Think for 30 seconds about the element they find interesting.
- PAIR: Share this with a partner for 60 seconds.
- SHARE: Share this with the class
Teacher puts some prompts on the board to help students research their element.
"What is the symbol for my element?"
"What does my element react well with?"
"What does my element react badly with?"
"Where can I see my element in real life?"
"Describe the make up of your element"
Students gather the information they have found in previous classes and can also use the internet and books to research their element.
5 Introducing PiktoChart
Teacher introduces PiktoChart and Inforgraphics to their students.
They can guide their students through, or show the YouTube Video How to create a piktochart infographic easily
Students ask questions.
Students sign up
6 Creating with PiktoChart!
Teacher gives support to individual students (or groups)
Students work on the infographic about their element
The teacher will gather links to the students infographics. They can then present them one by one, or have time to look through them on their own screens.
Students add a link to their Infographic on a Google Doc or email it to their teacher.
Students will present their work.
Students will give feedback by tagging:
T: Tell them something you like
A: Ask them a question
G: Give them a suggestion