Teaching vocabulary is always interesting, particularly when you have a bunch of students who have weak literacy. So I thought, since we need to know a stack of words (malleable, ductile, flexible, brittle, conductors, base, pH, oxide: you get the idea) why not do the whole worksheet thing, but then give the kids a quick test at the end, and use the results to then teach what the students didn’t get. That was the plan.
The worksheet was standard Exploring Science 9G, look up the words and decide whether they apply to metals or to nonmetals. There were some weird things:…
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