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Student Jobs in the Lab

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Mary Lynn Hess Mary Hess 10528 Points

Hi everyone.

I'm a K-5 bioscience lab teacher. As I get ready to start the school year, I want to have jobs related to science for the students at each table. For example: a materials collector, spokesperson, etc. There will be 5-6 students at each table. Any suggestions on job responsibilities and cool names for the jobs?



Gabriela Reyes Gabriela Reyes 490 Points

I liked reading your post and having job related duties for your classes. I would recommened calling it, 'Leading Helpers!'

Brian Marrero Brian Marrero 800 Points

I'm with Gabriela, don't call them job, call them 'Lab Duties' and I like your idea. I will try to make them with my students. 

Bruse Dronse Bruse Dronse 40 Points

Interesting question

Bruse Dronse Bruse Dronse 40 Points

What about quizzes?

Bruse Dronse Bruse Dronse 40 Points

My students enjoy quizzes so much, that's funny and knowledgeable at the same time

Nancy Louserly Nancy Louserly 40 Points

Quiz is a nice idea, my students also enjoy them. But I would recommend preparing some outdoor lessons for example. Honestly, that's much more effective than sitting in the classroom for hours. I even allowed them to use this source for some writing tasks so we can spend more time on parks or else. That's important to go with education in different ways. It develops creativity in students which is so important, especially in life science.

Jerome Whitehead Jerome 20 Points

A great ideal! basket random

Lauren Cramer Lauren Cramer 1815 Points

I guess it depends also on how many students you want to have in each group. I like your idea of material collectors and spokesperson. Maybe data recorder?

Dane Schaden Dane 10 Points

You right. It depends also on how many students in each group. cuphead

Jena Upton Jena 40 Points

Thanks for your support. cuphead

Audrey Schirmer Audrey Schirmer 1615 Points

I like your idea of this. I would even like to incorporate something like this in my high school class but have the jobs rotate as much as possible. You could have someone who is the 'cleanup crew', someone who is the 'procedure reader' (can't think of the name for that). But I like the idea of having students designate responsibilities because even in high school, I tend to have students sitting there doing nothing while their other members are doing the work. Love this idea! 

Basroal Teela Basroal 20 Points

I think having material collectors as well as spokespersons is a great concept.



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