Students checked their answers and searched for bonus information by scanning QR codes.
Each reading included a "take it further" type question where the students scanned a QR code to connect to a graph, chart or extension text to answer a bonus level question.
Students drew an example of each molecule from the readings after piecing together a puzzle. It was a simple, but fun way to keep kids engaged as they work!
Lots of movement, concise text, and some fun technology made this lesson work for my class. I'm considering giving my students another day to revisit each station and build a model using candy or possibly play doh. I guess it depends on whether the iPads are available for our Periodic Table project and what REALLY needs to get done before Winter break. Do you ever feel like you could stay on the same topic for weeks going deeper and deeper instead of moving onto the next unit? That's where I am right now. Hmm...So it really is all about timing right?