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Creating a concept map not only helps learners organize their information, but it's fun, too! Although this resource is designed as a guide to use along with Inspiration® software, you may find the visuals useful on their own. Using the pre-made diagram, explore fantastic research tools with your class including symbols, text, images, hyperlinks, outlining, and even a multimedia presentation manager. An example gives kids a great model of this process.
Introduce your researchers to the concept map, a graphic organizer that makes visual the relationships between ideas. Included with the resource are step-by-step directions, a completed template, and links to symbols and notes.
Introduce your class to concept mapping. Inspiration Software provides a template, a completed model, and detailed instructions for how to use this handy graphic organizer.
Concept mapping allows learners to visually display their research. Bring this skill into the 21st century with a instructional activity demonstrating the educational software program, Inspiration. While the instructional activity is useful independently, it is really intended to guide learners through the program. Learners use images, text, and hyperlinks, reorganizing as needed. Finally, they use a program to create an oral presentation.
Students encounter concept maps for reviewing evolution. Concept maps provides an alternative method of interacting with the information and a forum for asking questions about vocabulary, concepts and interrelationships. A quiz is followed to be filled out at the enc of each map.
Eighth graders conclude a study of genetics by using Powerpoint to create concept maps to graphically represent the relationship between various genetic concepts.
Students create three dimensional shapes using concept maps. In this geometry lesson, students investigate the impact of mental schemas on humans. They collect data on this topic and plot their data on a coordinate plane.
Eighth graders review genetic concepts including homozygous and heterozygous traits, alleles, and recessive and dominant traits. They use Microsoft PowerPoint to create concept maps that graphically represent the relationships among these genetic concepts.
After reading and discussing examples of personal narratives, groups of students highlight elements of the text that emphasize setting, conflict and private thoughts. Class members then work independently to create a concept map of a scene from their own lives. Next, they write the scene incorporating these elements of narrative writing. Finally, they proceed through stages of the writing process and practice peer revision.
In this concept map worksheet, students learn the steps of creating a concept map to show the relationship between concepts. Students create a concept mapping using the 5 steps.
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Students investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. In this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a plant and an animal in an estuary by producing a poster.
Students create concept maps exploring causes of drug abuse that, in Siberia and around the world, often lead to the contraction of H.I.V., and develop solutions papers.
How is it that water that falls as rain ends up coming out of the tap on our sinks? Learners trace water's journey and examine how along the way pollutants make their way into the water supply. They conduct experiments, use the Internet to research questions, and draw a concept map. The third in a series of water quality lessons for second graders.
Young scholars prepare for a visit to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this instructional activity students create a concept map of money. They discuss the goals of the IMF. Young scholars research countries currently changing into market economies. After visiting the IMF, students write research reports to the board of directors.
Composting is a fascinating process. For this science lesson, 3rd graders go to the computer lab and view a slideshow on composting, then work in groups to complete a concept map on the topic they were assigned. The internet links and blackline masters needed to complete the lesson are included.
Fourth graders construct a concept map about Plate Tectonics. They include types of movement, names and effects of boundaries. They research plate tectonics, describe and name 3 types. They analyze the effect on the earth's surface of plate activity.
In this postulates and theorems worksheet, students explore a concept map containing information about angles and sides, alternate interior angles, and diagonals of a parallelogram.  They use the concept map to prove theorems dealing angles, diagonals and their relationship with parallelograms.  This five-page worksheet contains 9 multi-step problems.
Students retrieve information about Patricia Polacco from selected sources. They classify information into prescribed categories on a concept map.
Students collaborate in groups to read excerpts or entire selections from two Harry Potter books, use educational software to create concept maps detailing similarities and differences between first two Harry Potter books, and analyze and synthesize information to create multimedia presentations.

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