Our classmates led a presentation using this activity, and we loved it! Facilitators read a series of criteria, and ask students to stand up in response to anything that applies to them. Along the way, they get a visual representation of the difference between searching with AND, NOT and OR. The up-and-down is also a great energizer, and the activity builds community as classmates learn about each other.
- Students who like cats
- Students who dogs
- Students who like cats but NOT dogs
- Students who like dogs AND cats
- Students who like dogs OR cats
Though teens might not voluntarily come to a workshop on boolean operators in a public library, the activity could be used in collaboration with a k-12 classroom, or as an ice-breaker during another program.