Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

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A good concept map requires high thought processes. This makes it a great tool for teaching and evaluating your pupils. A helpful article describes a great approach for teaching young scholars the art of concept map building and how best to incorporate them within a unit.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use concept maps to review at the end of each unit
  • Begin with a concept map of something that is familiar to pupils, such as a family tree
Classroom Considerations

  • Meant to be a strategy that is easy to implement in any unit
Pros

  • Provides multiple teacher and student examples
  • Gives suggestions of how to incorporate concept maps into your classes
Cons

  • None