Due: Friday (9/30/16)
Students will review the properties of life by creating a visual representation of their content knowledge.
-Learn what a Mind Map is and how to make one
-Identify the 7-8 properties of life
-Create a Mind Map that has each main branch representing a property of life
-Evaluate the usefulness of Mind Maps as a study/review tool
What are Mind Maps?
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How to Get Started
- START IN THE CENTER of a blank page turned sideways. Starting at this location gives your brain freedom to spread out in all directions and to express itself more freely and naturally.
- USE AN IMAGE OR PICTURE for your central idea. An image is worth a thousand words and helps you use your imagination. A central image is more interesting, keeps you focused, and helps you concentrate.
- USE COLORS throughout. Colors are as exciting to your brain as images. Color adds extra vibrancy and life to your Mind Map and adds tremendous energy to your creative thinking.
- CONNECT YOUR MAIN BRANCHES to the central image and connect your second- and third-level branches to the first and second levels, etc. Your brain works by association. It likes to link two (or three, or four) things together. If you connect the branches, you will understand and remember a lot more easily.
- MINIMIZE YOUR WORDS. Shortened phrases words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility and engages your mind to summarize the material.
- USE IMAGES throughout. Each image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words. So if you have only 10 images in your Mind Map, it’s already the equal of 10,000 words of notes!
- CHANGE AND MODIFY any rules that suit your personal style and needs! Mind Maps are personal and unique and should be helpful to you!*