Providing opportunities for kinetic learners to shine is not a new concept. Science sees this in labs and math with manipulatives. However, this is much more difficult in an English class.
The following activity is designed to help kinetic learners excel at researching by giving them something physical to do with the research.
Extreme English Teacher presents: The Paper Airplane Challenge!
Research methods are what they are. You teach these methods with any subject. The paper airplane challenge takes kids through five different research sites to find the best way to fold a paper airplane. Students will search out and five five ways to fold using five different search methods, then pick one and put it to the test. After taking kids out of the classroom to compete against each other to find the farthest flying plane, students can also compete for the best and oddest looking.
The lesson comes with directions on how to present the different search methods and a worksheet for students to fill out while searching.
Find it here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/EET-Research-Methods-The-Paper-Airplane-Challenge-5603813
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