Concept Map Teacher Resources

Concept maps are an effective way to organize thoughts, arrange information, and think critically about the material in front of you. While concept maps may be more prevalent in language arts, there are lots of ways to bring the model to math, science, social studies, music, and even physical education!

Start out with a reproducible graphic organizer that works for any topic in any subject. This language arts presentation explains how to create a personal concept map, step by step, that leads well into a unit on autobiographical writing. Additionally, concept maps are just one of many ways to respond to reading literature or informational text in a packet of many different graphic organizers.

Increase accessibility for all students with digital tools, such as Inspiration® software or an app that allows learners to create custom maps based on their individual needs. A PDF provides users with three editable boxes and endless possibilities.

Bring concept maps to other classes as well! An array of maps depicts the branches of science and prompts class members to fill in the blanks, while a shorter resource uses a blank map and a word bank to reinforce young biologists’ knowledge of cell structure. Tennis fans will love this concept map on vocabulary from the sport—a great way to introduce or review the rules of the game!

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Getting Personal/Concept Mapping Narratives : Language Arts, Creative Writing, Peer Editing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
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...
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Classifying Matter: A Concept Map

For Students 8th - 12th
In this classifying matter worksheet, students create a concept map to show the relationships between given terms such as elements, matter, substances and solutions.
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Investigation: Concept Mapping Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading an article, "Fuels for Everything," collaborative groups create a concept map poster of the transportation and non-transportation fuels. This makes a strong introduction to the different types of fuels used for transportion...
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Science Concept Maps

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A collection of concept maps has some terms filled in and others left blank for young scientists to fill in. This library can provide you with many pop quizzes for all of your middle to high school science curriculum. 
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The Personal Concept Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There are lots of details that make you who you are! Illustrate what those details are with a personal concept map project. After learners view a step-by-step presentation, the follow a rubric to complete a concept map about themselves.
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Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
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...
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A Visit to Hogwarts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Taxonomy Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce learners' knowledge of scientific taxonomy with a helpful concept map activity. Using a word bank, young biologists fill in the blanks to complete the description of organism classification.
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
When you think of one topic, related ideas and details invariably follow. That's concept mapping! Jot down ideas with a straightforward graphic organizer that works both electronically and as a printed resource.
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Organic Molecule Concept Map Review Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Stretch the brains of your organic chemists with this amazing concept map. A list of 31 organic molecules is provided on one page, and a graphic organizer with empty boxes for each is provided on the second page. Unfortunately the...
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Sponges, Cnidarians and Worms Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
In this sponges, cnidarians and worms worksheet, students complete a concept map on simple invertebrates. They fill in 11 blanks with the correct answers from the list.
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The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf'

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's "The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf'" features a boy whose small mistake gets him into big trouble. What could have done differently? Learners make a concept map to depict the events from the fable after listening to an engaging audio...
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
How is that thing like that other thing? And how are they both like something else? Get specific with a concept map that provides space for a main concept, its attributes, the category in which it belongs, and what other ideas belong in...
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Make the thought process visible with a handy concept map organizer. As learners develop their main ideas in research, writing, or creative development, they can add details and like ideas to the worksheet as needed.
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Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in Tandem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than teaching photosynthesis and cellular respiration as individual topics, present them as a combined concept. Young scholars use websites to research and answer questions before organizing a concept map. The second day is much...
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Mapping Gene Therapy Concepts

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
What concepts are important to understand about gene therapy? Pupils build concept maps and apply their knowledge to building concept maps about gene therapy. They organize words and phrases from a word list to understand the components...
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Sometimes when you hear an idea, several additional ideas follow! Use an editable concept map for important brainstorming sessions or when organizing data.
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Organize your thinking, research, and writing with a handy concept map. The graphic organizer starts from a central idea and branches out to facilitate broader thinking and application.
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Using Concept Maps to Teach Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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...
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Cell Concept Map

For Students 9th - 12th
In this cell worksheet, learners complete a concept map by filling in the blanks on the map with the appropriate terms related to the cell. Students are given a word bank and seven terms already filled in the concept map to get them...
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Concept Map - Organic Compounds

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this organic compounds, students complete a graphic organizer by placing 36 vocabulary words into their correct places in the concept map.
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Blood Concept Map

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this blood worksheet, students complete a concept map of the blood, the components of the blood, the cells of the immune system in the blood, homeostasis and the inflammatory reaction.
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Concept Mapping: Discovery of DNA Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
Sometimes a graphic organizer really helps learners grasp related concepts. On this short and simple worksheet, biology learners complete a concept map that encompasses the history of our understanding of DNA structure as well as the...
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Biology Training Conclusion

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Gravity is just one consideration when determining human habitability on a new planet. The lesson connects four different units and starts with connecting the various systems: planetary systems, human body systems, etc. After scholars...

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