Predicting Outcomes Extension Activity

Master the art of foresight with our Predicting Outcomes Extension Activity Packet! Ideal for educators shaping strategic thinking skills, this resource challenges students to analyze scenarios and anticipate results. This is also a great tool to promote organized discussion, teamwork, and empathy. A student’s ability to make informed predictions with confidence in a variety of social settings, school scenarios, safety-related situations, and in response to world issues is essential. Overall, this is a great tool for social-emotional learning as well. Let’s think!

4, 5, 6, 7, 8
CCSS Standard
W.3, Writing
NGLS Standard
W.3, Writing

Predicting Outcomes Extension Activity PDF

These worksheets are aimed at teaching students how to make predictions in different situations. Predicting is a critical thinking skill that helps us anticipate possible outcomes and make better decisions. Each worksheet provides scenarios in various contexts, asking students to predict what might happen next and explain their reasoning.

Predictions in Social Situations and School Settings

In the first set of scenarios, students focus on social situations. They are presented with situations like seeing a friend sitting alone on the playground, a classmate losing a favorite toy, or sharing toys with a friend. Students are asked to predict what might happen if they interact in these situations, like talking to the lonely friend or helping to find the lost toy. This exercise encourages students to think about the impact of their actions on others and develop empathy.

The next worksheet deals with school-related scenarios. Students predict the outcomes of actions like asking a teacher for an extension on homework, collaborating on a group project, or being respectful to the school bus driver and classmates. These scenarios help students understand the importance of responsibility, teamwork, and respect in a school environment.

Predictions Regarding Safety and World Issues

Another set of scenarios focuses on safety. Students make predictions about what could happen in situations such as climbing a tall tree without safety gear, finding a toy on the stairs with a younger sibling nearby, or seeing a "Danger: Deep Water" sign at a pond. This section aims to enhance their awareness of safety precautions and the consequences of risky behaviors.

Finally, the worksheets include scenarios about world issues, encouraging students to think globally. They predict the outcomes of ongoing littering in a park, the lack of food and clean water for people in need, and the absence of actions like tree planting to combat climate change. This part of the exercise helps students understand larger environmental and societal issues and consider how they can contribute positively.

Overall, these worksheets provide valuable exercises in making thoughtful predictions, a skill that helps students in decision-making and understanding the consequences of actions in their personal, academic, and social lives.