Double Bubble Maps

There are times when teachers introduce two perspectives, two opposing systems or two closely linked topics. Double bubble maps allow students’ the opportunity to explore similarities and differences very easily.


Pick two topics such as the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Based on what the students have been taught, ask them to place ‘how these systems are different’ in the outer rings. Where the two systems are linked and work together or in similar ways, they place these pieces of information inside the linked spaces. They work very well when topics can be easily confused (like the energy systems) as they isolate them as separate entities before showing how they connect.

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