Sometimes you might want to allow the students to manage their choice of task (whilst keeping an eye out for ‘strategic’ learners).
Choice boards (also known as learning menus) are a good example of this approach, in which there are a variety of pathways towards common learning goals. This typifies high challenge and low threat, as the students engage with the perception of free choice.
There’s a video on how to use choice boards. Scroll down the page for science specific examples.
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