Thinking Skills Activity: Categorize

CATEGORIZE
Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

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Thinking Skill Emphasized: CATEGORIZE

Grouping items into categories helps us make sense of data collections.

LESSON/ACTIVITY SHEET

Activity Description:

The following items contain lists of things belonging to a common category. Break this group into the smaller categories listed.

1. TOOLS: shovel, mallet, plane, rake, saw, file, spade, chisel, sander, hammer

GARDEN

CUTTING

POUNDING

2. WORDS: pen, bed, hat, drive, pretty, climb, quick, run, orange, window, loud

NOUNS

VERBS

ADJECTIVES

3. OCCUPATIONS: farmer, nurse, grocer, actor, author, pharmacist, dental assistant, waiter, chef, emergency medical technician, newscaster

MEDIA

HEALTH

FOOD SERVICE

4. BODY PARTS: intestine, stomach, kidney, nose, bladder, lungs, saliva glands, sweat glands, wind pipe

BREATHING

DIGESTIVE

EXCRETORY

Grade Level Range: Secondary

Subject or Course: Any

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