This reading covers the hot topic of video games, and how they can actually improve your brain!
This resource stresses that too much time playing video games can have inadvertent health risks, but if you play in reasonable doses, video games can actually improve your vision and memory. Sub Plan Video Games is based off the research in the lab of Daphne Bavelier.
This sub plan is a useful tool to help encourage scientific literacy in reading, graphing, and making connections to the scientific world.
Students get to try to solve a puzzle, color parts of the brain, do a simple graphing exercise, and write their summary statement using all they have learned from reading the sub plan! I find this to be a captivating literacy exercise. As is most of the time, the last page/portion can be omitted to save on time if necessary. In this case, the last page is a summary statement that involves their opinion and facts to back it up.
*Student packet option included to save paper!
Feel good knowing that your students will be well taken care of on those days that you are out- don't scramble for another sub plan! You can use this year after year!
Recommended for grades 8+
Answer key included (as always)
Vanessa Jason Biology Roots
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