When students have to read a statement and determine whether it is fact or fiction, they are thinking deeply and critically. My newest science series forces students to think about what they know about particular concepts and determine whether the given statement fits into that knowledge bank or not. It is often more than just a simple true or false.
For example, the statement "Oceanic crust is older than continental crust." requires students to think about the process of how and where crust is formed and then think about how this relates to the age of the crust. After critically thinking about this statement, students should discover that the statement is false because oceanic crust is constantly being destroyed at subduction zones and reforming along divergent boundaries. Continental crust is less dense and rises to form mountains, and is not destroyed by subduction. For these reasons, continental crust is older.
In each product I have provided several different versions of the activity. One version allows the students to cut out and sort the cards themselves (and can either glue the sorted cards into their interactive science notebooks or have the teacher check answers.) The second version can be printed, cut and laminated by the teacher ahead of time (allowing you to use it year after year). For this version, I have also provided an answer sheet for students to record their answers. If you need a time-saver method, just have the students shade the boxes that are false.
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