Reflection: Student Ownership Test a Dam - Section 1: Content Review


During this lab, I assign each student a specific job. I do so to help keep groups on task, to hold each student accountable for their individual participation in a group task, and to ensure that all important tasks are successfully accomplished. This also helps to minimize interpersonal conflicts that arise during group work.

To make assigning jobs easier, I mark each student's science journal with a colored sticker. I group students so that there in one person with each color of sticker in every group. Then, I can assign daily jobs by recording a color and job on the whiteboard. This not only makes it easy to assign student jobs, but also serves as a visual reminder of each student's job as they work on their lab.

  Student Jobs
  Student Ownership: Student Jobs
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Test a Dam

Unit 9: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT design and construct a dam to address a human problem.

Big Idea: Engineering a dam can solve the human problem of flooding.

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