Reflection: Lesson Planning Sticking Together with Toothpaste Words - Section 3: Experiment Two:

 

With the first lesson I wanted students to not talk. I wanted them to work on participating and problem solving without the use of words. This was to show them that body language and eye contact can be powerful.

The second experiment I start without talking. I then allow them to talk. I tell them it is because the task is harder. In fact, I allow them to talk on design. The objective is fro students to identify with the words they use when working together. They need to hear the tone of their voices and the actual words that they use that make the group successful. 

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Sticking Together with Toothpaste Words

Unit 1: Opening Science
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT to collaborate and then analyze the team work to determine key words that help us work together.

Big Idea: Teams of students will take on an experimental task that challenges them to work together. The task becomes harder and students will use their experiences to establish words to describe what they need to do to be a good team member.

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