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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
Deep Dive about Pendulums
Research how pendulums have been used in history using safe search techniques.
Vocabulary Word Mosaic
Apply vocabulary words to each lesson with pictures, and words.
Pendulum Art
Create art by attaching a marker to the end of the pendulum and try to design a pattern with the swinging of the pendulum. Write your observations down and create using different colored markers.
Pendulum Story
Write and draw a story about how your pendulum is used to solve a problem in our world. Is it larger than life clock for the 30th Century or is it a scientists way of keeping his dog distracted so he can work. Illustrate your ideas using drawings.
Pendulum Comic
Illustrating as a comic, design a story that involves the pendulum as a tool to save the world.
Pendulum Invention
Engineer the pendulum to its full potential by making a new invention. Decide how else this tool can be used.
Pendulum Seller
Sell the pendulum to your classmates or other students in the school. What colors would you choose, what selling features does it have? Make a sales pitch and draw the different “models” you are selling.
Motorized Pendulum
Design your pendulum to be motorized. What do you need? Use pictures, colors, and words to make your invention.
Designing a Pendulum Clock
Design your pendulum to be a clock. Would this work? Use pictures, colors, and words to make your clock invention. You might need more than one design.