Powerful Graphic Organizers help students develop better problem solving skills, document their work and take charge of their learning!
Graphic organizers have a visual and active component and help both our kinesthetic students and our visual learners better grasp information. They are useful artifacts for student STEM notebooks and if used regularly can show student growth and even be used as formative assessments.
Venn Diagrams and Concept Maps are our go-to graphic organizers so I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention them. These oldies-but-goodies are great for STEM, but there are others that can be just as (or more) useful.
The Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) model, for example, is rigorous for students because it requires content mastery to complete correctly. Having students write their responses in this format ensures that they are: choosing a side or solution to support, providing evidence and support for their side/solution, and (the hard part) providing a sort of conclusion by tying their claim and evidence to a scientific phenomena.
Other graphic organizers in this Bundle Pack are the Engineering Design Process, Problem/Solution, RERUN and 25 others that will help students visualize and organize concepts. Each different organizer also contains STEM Notebook pages (half page) for incorporation into a STEM Interactive Notebook.
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