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Learning from A to Z – An End of Year Reflection Activity

learning from a to z project

Today I want to share an activity with you called Learning from A to Z. Last month, I saw a tweet by Kimberly Blodgett and told myself I needed to remember it for the last couple of weeks of school.

Learning from A to Z

We’re now in our last week of school, and it’s been hard to maintain regular classroom teaching.  Yesterday, we missed part of the day for the Box Social.  Friday, we will miss the entire afternoon for the Awards Assembly.

Last year, I had my students do an Alphabetical Advice activity that I blogged about here and here.

Alphabetical Advice

This year, I decided to edit that file and turn it into a “Learning from A to Z” activity.

Learning from A to Z - An End of Year Reflection Activity

Here’s what they ended up looking like:

Learning from A to Z - An End of Year Reflection Activity

I pioneered this new activity with my physical science class.  They had to come up with 26 different things we had learned this year that started with each letter of the alphabet.

Learning from A to Z - An End of Year Reflection Activity

They struggled with a few letters of the alphabet until they realized that the Periodic Table could be their friend with this activity.

Learning from A to Z - An End of Year Reflection Activity

It was interesting to eavesdrop on their conversations as they brainstormed different ideas to complete the activity.

Learning from A to Z - An End of Year Reflection Activity

Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to type up all of their responses.  If you’re curious, too, keep reading!  

A – Arithmetic and Rounding, Accuracy, Aluminum, Actinium, Alkali Metals

B – Balancing Chemical Equations, Beaker, Bohr Models

C – Classifying Reactions, Converting Numbers to Scientific Notation, Calculating Error, Captive Zeros

D – Decomposition, Decimal Notation, Double Displacement, Digits

E – Estimating Length, Estimating Time, Electron Dot Diagrams, Electrons, Energy, Elements

F – Formula, Flask, Force

G – Giant Burgers, Grams, Gravity

H – Hydrocarbons, Halogens, How to Read the Periodic Table, Height

I – Ionic Compounds

J – Joules

K – Kilogram, Kilometers, Kinetic Energy, Krypton

L – Leading Zeros, Length, Lead, Labs

M – Measuring Volume, Metric System, Metric to Metric Conversions, Momentum, Mathematics of Science, Measurement, Molar Mass

N – Neutrons, Naming Ionic Compounds, Newton’s Laws

O – Oxygen, Other Metals, Open System

P – Periodic Table, p=mv, Percent Error, Predicting Products, Protons

Q – Quarts

R – Rounding, Reactions, Roller Coaster Model

S – Single Displacement, Scientific Notation, Stoichiometry, Sulfur

T – Types of Systems, Trailing Zeros, Tellurium, Transition Metals, Triple Beam Balance

U – Unit Conversion Factors, Units, Uranium

V – Volume, Velocity

W – Work, Writing Chemical Equations

X – Xenon

Y – Yield, Yttrium

Z – Zirconium

Now, I look forward to doing this with my algebra classes next!

Melissa Vrankovich

Thursday 27th of May 2021

The last day of school for my students is tomorrow and this is exactly the end of the year activity that I was looking for. I cannot wait to see what my students will come up with for our A-Z list! Thank you for always providing great resources!


Thursday 11th of May 2017

I love that one of your students misspelled "accuracy" ???

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Thursday 11th of May 2017

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