In light of the unprecedented changes that have come our way in the last few months, This Geeky Teacher is making a comeback for a wee while.
This week, I’m bringing you a series of worksheets based on Instagram. I will be a different sets every day this week, covering a range of school subjects. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you can tailor these sheets to make them work for you, or set them as a research challenge to keep your students/children busy.
All files are fully editable PPT (powerpoint) files, and the slides are A4 sized. You can print pages or make copies so they can be worked on online.
And we’ve made it to the last worksheet of the series. Today, we have Labstagram (download at the end of the post). Science, with it’s three overarching disciplines and multiple offshoots, provides endless possibilites for education.
The first blank worksheet allows you to focus on scientists themselves, notable discoveries, human biology, speed=distance over time (I was not a physics person, sorry), the elements of the periodic table, scientific experiments or even go down the Heston Blumenthal avenue of mixing science and food (baking is a form of science!) Key information can be included in the hashtags, or this can be set as a challenge – points for every hashtags that matches a pre-written list.
You could even use the hashtags to hypothesis what the original scientist would have said were they posting on instagram themselves!
This sheet can be printed (laminated if you like) and cut into four to serve as revision cards, quiz cards or a useful teaching device.
Sheets two and three, have the same function, but give two possible options: a printable with lines or an on-computer worksheet with a text box. These sheets allow for a deep dive on a scientist, an element, etc.
The list of things to be covered is endless, and can be mixed with the practical; if you’ve potatos, water, salt and a set of scales hand, then you can absolutely conduct an osmosis experiment for biology. Have a fuse that’s blown – spend time teaching your kids to re-wire a plug (this remains the only useful think I learnt in physics), and for chemistry, the periodic table is really, really fun (yes, I’m a geek).
Thank you for reading this week’s posts about all these worksheets, and I hope they’re useful in some small way.
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