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POETRY IN MOTION

Instructions

Working in pairs…

This is a real 'thinking' exercise in which pupils condense their knowledge into a 5 line
poem of few words.

Line 1 is one word and names the KEY ISSUE (given by the teacher).

Line 2 is two words and describes what the first line MEANS

Line 3 is three words and describes what the first line DOES

Line 4 is four words and the pupil says what the first line MEANS TO THEM

Line 5 is one word and says the first line using ANOTHER WORD

Example
DISSOLVING
break apart
makes pieces smaller
solid mixes with liquid
PHYSICAL

Development

Have prepared some poems with lines missing and ask pupils to fill in possible missing
lines.

Have prepared some with mistakes in and ask pupils to spot the mistakes.

Have various poems cut up and ask pupils to put them together.
Photosynthesis

food

Elements

Atoms

Temperature

2
Heat 27
1
Weight Mass

Conduction

1
2

How Much
Gravity's pull

Movement

3 2

All the Stuff The force on me

4
Is weighed in 3Is measured in
Kilograms
Newtons 3
Stuff
Heaviness
27
1

4
1
Mixtures
Compounds
27

Joined together 2 Different things 1

Made of elements 3 Has not reacted

Can separate them easily More than one substance


3 5
Separate
Pure
27
1

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