The goal is to conduct an extended, inquiry-based lab on a topic of your choosing.
Forming lab groups that work together for an extended period of time can help build community within a science class. It can also provide a context within which to focus on the virtues that sustain relationships.
In-class reflection: Look for moments when groups of students are actively collaborating. When they reach a natural stopping point, engage them in brief conversation:
Journal prompt: Have students reflect on their lab work this week, thinking particularly of the times when they were collaborating with others:
Consider repeating the same debrief activity each week, to build a habit of reflection.Download all files for this topic