Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities:
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created for 3rd-6th graders in mind.
Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge for creating slingshots using rubber bands), and opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain activities included:
-Brainstorming ways to use elastics
-Comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram
-Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
-Prompts for student reflections
-A rubber band challenge
-Identifying parts of the brain and their purpose
-Fantastic Elastic Brain bookmarks (in full color and black and white)
-Slingshot STEM challenge
-Growth Mindset Posters (5 posters in full color and in black and white)
-Answer Keys where deemed appropriate
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