When we were learning how to do our brick walls for "Book Graffiti" we discussed creating something eye-catching and getting an idea across in brief, clever ways. This is another way that I am trying to incorporate more creativity and arts-based skills into the general classroom.
As groups, they were to brainstorm words, images, and concepts related to each topic. After adding them to the poster, they traveled to the next topic, where they added to what had already been placed on that poster.
It was wonderful to eavesdrop and hear students clarifying misconceptions for one another when determining what belonged on each poster. We had great fun determining what each contribution meant and how it related to the topic.
I was thrilled with how well the students did on their first try with a graffiti review. We will look at our posters one last time this week before we assess what we've learned in this chapter. After today, I'm certain that we have a very nice understanding of properties and changes, both physical and chemical!