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Choice Board

Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Magnet Investigator
Will a magnet attract a paperclip through one sheet of paper? Try it and see! How many more sheets of paper will it attract through?
Fuzzy Cereal
Pour cereal in a sealable bag and add enough water to cover the cereal. Seal the bag. Crush the cereal and mix until cereal is finely ground. Use a magnet to stir through the bottom of the cereal. Wipe the black “fuzz” (iron) off the magnet onto a clean paper towel.
Use classroom resources to lookup magnetite, a magnet that occurs in nature. Design a poster and share all your magnetite knowledge.
Two are Better than One
Test the theory that when magnets are stuck entirely together by opposite poles, the magnetic fields are added together, making them stronger. See how many paperclips you can pick up with one magnet. Then, combine two magnets and try again.
Scavenger Hunt
How many magnetic items can you find in the classroom in 3 minutes? Make a list.
Magnet Maze
Draw a maze on a piece of heavy paper or cardstock. Place a metal marble on top of the paper and the magnet underneath. Use the magnet to move the marble through the maze.
Create a Crossword puzzle using the vocabulary words. Use the definitions as your clues.
Invent It
Think about how magnets could be used in your house to solve a problem. For example, two magnets can hold a chip bag closed. Design a helpful gadget of your own that uses magnets.
Using classroom resources, find out about the Maglev, a train that uses two sets of magnets to move.