Keepers of the Gate Journal and Brainstorm

The second segment of a seven-part series reviews the challenge of determining whether gargling with salt water helps a sore throat. Individuals journal what they know about the challenge and what they are trying to figure out to determine its effectiveness.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a brainstorming activity where the class provides other home remedies they have heard
  • Have groups develop a plan of attack instead of having the class use the same approach
Classroom Considerations
  • Incorporate the activity along with the introduction of the unit
  • The journal worksheet comes as docx file, allowing pupils to fill it out on their computers
  • The resource makes the connection of the process the class uses to engineers
  • None