Reflection: Student Grouping Can You Hear Me Now? - Section 2: Question for the Day

 

This is a lab where they need to work with a team to accomplish the task, and involved with the process. I noticed some students are getting tired of working in groups. There just wasn't that same excitement when I used the random sorter.

In a previous unit students listed two people that they would like to work with, then I made a spread sheet to see how I could match students with requests. Overall the teams worked well, there were just a few students where I needed to 'override' one of their choices.

Something to keep in mind to change up how the groups are made for the labs. Here is a resource to refer to when making groups: 

http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/design/instructionalstrategies/groupprojects/creating.html

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Unit 5: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT test different materials to determine which is the best suited to absorb sound.

Big Idea: Material engineers learn about sound waves as they explore the properties of different materials that do the best job of absorbing sound.

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