Who is it for?
- 2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
- 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
- Your little scientist
- Causation Cards
- Teacher's Directions
Causation cards are a fun, interactive way to review vocabulary and concepts that students need to learn. In addition, this engaging activity helps improve fluency and listening skills.
So how do causation cards work? The method is similar to the “I have… who has…” cards, where each student has to listen carefully to other students to know when it is their turn. However, causation cards do not contain a repeated language (like “I have… who has…”). Instead it will state an action that a student must perform and a statement they must say. The action can be something simple from jumping in the air to drawing on the board. The statement can be a definition of a term or related concept.
This activity is a great resource for practicing those all important speaking and listening skills while building fluency. This resource is a great way to improve student's reading accuracy, prosody, and fluency rate. Have the class read through the set of cards multiple times giving each student a different card each time or read to each other by taking turns.
In this resource, you will find the following concepts (most mentioned once):
Work, Gravitational Energy, Potential (stored) Energy, Kinetic (moving) energy, Mechanical Energy, Sound Energy, Light Energy, Electrical Energy, Heat Energy, Renewable Energy, and Nonrenewable Energy. Most energy forms are one card, with light energy, sound energy, heat energy, and electrical energy receiving multiple cards. The concepts of energy cannot be destroyed is mentioned, along with energy can be transferred.
This resource contains 28 cards for larger class sizes and blank cards so you can add your own if you'd like.
This activity can be used as a quick review or as an introduction. You can challenge students to go through the entire set as fast as they can or to beat their previous record.