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Creating a Model Using Playing Cards

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

How do students use cards to model the ways people line up?

Does this activity include math, science, engineering, technology, or a combination of them?

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Modeling Science Practices: Testing a Prediction Using Models

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.
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Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

What important lessons about models does this activity afford?
Margaret Holloway's picture
It helps the students understand and predict how the lines at a store work. It also gives them an idea of what could be a more efficient way to check out at the store. This lesson also teaches that even though a model will give you information about a situation, that information might not be accurate since the model cannot account for real life situations. 
bryana Williams's picture
This helps students use critical thinking about how lines may work. They are able to create a system to make the lines move more efficent but also teach them that because its a real world situation their guesses may not be what happens in the real world.but this is also a great way to teach kids  and explore variables in science and given situations.
Deepa Chandra's picture
Creating models help us to understand a complex real life situation. Models cannot account for all the variables in real life. Models help to analyse the problem and come up with the best possible solution.