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The activity is simple to create and carry out making it perfect for busy teachers.

20 or so key terms are written on the whiteboard (if you have an IWB they can be saved and simply re-arranged for the next time you carry out SWAT).  2 students are invited to the front and are given a fly swatter each (however, rolled up paper works just as well). The teacher then reads out a clue relating to each definition and the students need to SWAT the correct key term on the board. The student who swats the key word first then needs to answer another question on that key term (therefore allowing differentiation) and if the answer is correct that student stays up and another students comes to the front.

I did this yesterday with my Year 8 Geography class and had words such as, depressions, erosion, frontal, precipitation, relief etc and used SWAT as a general starter activity to get the students motivated on a Friday afternoon.

A word of warning,  choose the class carefully as students can get a bit excited!

Why not give this a go…........

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