SpongeBob Safety Rules and Scenarios Activity

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Materials:

  • SpongeBob® Safety Rules and Scenarios Activity Teacher’s Edition (pptx)
    • this power point can be modified as needed
    • 47 slides with answers for each scenario
  • Scenarios – Student Handout/Notes (pdf)
  • Safety Rule Task Cards
    • one laminated set per group  (4 slides per page pdf)
    • 2 sided handout for each student to keep in notes (9 slides per page pdf)
  • Pencils and highlighters
SpongeBob Safety Rules & Scenarios Activity (3)
Task Cards for all 16 safety rules

Procedures Part 1:

UPDATE 9.19.15

Prior to the students starting the activity on their own, I read the scenarios out loud for the class. As I read the text, students independently made a light pencil mark in each paragraph to indicate broken safety rules – anything that they thought might be an infraction. After I read the story, they worked with their partner to find the broken safety rules using the task cards. After a few minutes, I modeled the first broken safety rule to make sure everyone was on the right track and understood the directions.

  1. Each student will have a handout with all 5 of the scenarios.
  2. Each group will have one set of safety rule task cards.
  3. Groups will need to identify the safety rules that were not followed for Scenario #1 and pull the safety rule task cards related to Scenario #1. The rules that were not broken will be placed in a pile to the side.
  4. Students will lightly underline where the rules weren’t followed in their notes and write the number of the rule for each violation along with a brief 2-3 word description of the rule that was broken in the margin of their notes.
  5. Once they have found and identified all the safety violations for Scenario 1, they will do the same for Scenarios #2-5.
  6. Students will find as many of the 18 violations as they can.
    1. I don’t tell the students how many safety violations there are, then they can use process of elimination for the last scenario, I tell them that each safety rule task card will be used at least once so they know that there are at least 16 violations to find.
SpongeBob Safety Rules & Scenarios Activity (1)
There are 5 Scenario Cards.

Procedures Part 2:

  1. Once the groups have completed the 5 scenarios, they will share their findings with the class.
  2. On the ppt, advance to Scenario 1.
  3. Ask one group to start – What was the first safety violation in this scenario? Which rule did SpongBob’s crew break?
  4. Advance the slide and the answer will be highlighted in either yellow or green font (see image below).
  5. The number in parenthesis is the safety rule number.
  6. All students will use a highlighter to highlight the phrase and make corrections if needed.
  7. Ask the next group if there are any other violations in the scenario, if so, what is the next one?
  8. Each group will contribute an answer until all of them have been identified for Scenario 1.
  9. Do the same for scenarios 2-5.
  10. Discuss your results/debrief.
SpongeBob Safety Rules & Scenarios Activity (2)
Each scenario card will reveal the answers, one at a time, and the safety rules that were not followed. The number of the rule is in parenthesis and will match the safety rule task cards.

Additional Resources for this activity:

  • The original worksheet for this activity is from ScienceSpot.net (pdf)
  • Interactive Notebook version of this worksheet (pdf)
  • Marcia has some nice additional activities for Safety on her website (link)
  • This ppt was modified from the original source found at (link)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants® and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
  • For more lessons on Science Skills, click on this page (link)
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7 thoughts on “SpongeBob Safety Rules and Scenarios Activity

  1. Georgina September 24, 2015 / 5:05 am

    I use your resources every year…thank you so much! I just have one question about this new update. What are you giving the students as far as a worksheet or notes page. I tried enlarge the image to see what the worksheet they were writing on looked like but I could’t get clear view of it. I know you linked the notes page but doesn’t look the same.

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    • Liz LaRosa September 24, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Hi Georgina, The worksheet that the students are using in the picture is the same as the one I have posted. It has the instructions and 5 scenarios. This is where they underline the sentences that describe a broken safety rule, write the rule number, and summarize the rule into 2-3 words in the margins. In this picture, I don’t have the mini versions of the rules, just the actual task cards with rules on them. ~Liz

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      • Georgina October 6, 2015 / 10:45 pm

        Just saw that you replied. Wanted to say thank you again for all your help!!! Have a great week 🙂

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  2. Sarah September 8, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    This was so successful in my class today!! The kids were all engaged and doing an awesome job with matching rules to infraction. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    • Liz LaRosa September 8, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      That is so great to hear! I am using this next week and am looking forward to it 🙂 ~Liz

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  3. Stacy August 5, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I LOVE your website!! You make the best activities and provide all the handouts for FREE! Keep up the fantastic work!! : )

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    • Liz LaRosa August 5, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you! Hope the kids enjoy the lessons, too!

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