Connect and Explore - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Building Vocabulary and Conceptual Knowledge
Introduce the terms: reduce, reuse recycle. Give examples. Have table groups create hand motions to demonstrate each word. Vote on one hand motion for each term to use throughout the research unit.
Print cards and have students categorize as reduce, reuse or recycle.
This phase is intended to:
Connect students to the topic and spark their interest in learning more.
- Activate background knowledge
- Build curiosity
- Allow time for further topic exploration independently or in small groups
- Begin questioning