Atom Grouping

Have students walk around the room in all directions. Every 10-15 seconds tell them to get into groups (choose a number of people per group). However, instead of saying “group” say “atoms”. Once in their “atoms” of the correct number of people, anybody that has not joined an atom can be welcomed into the center of one to become the nucleus. Then the process is repeated and a new group number is chosen. Eventually the teacher will stop the exercise and the atoms will become assigned groups.

Benefits:

  • Students are assigned into groups in a way that they have no control over
  • This is helpful when you have students who tend to always be grouped together
  • Warm up
  • Icebreaker

Limitations:

  • A spacious room is needed

Applications:

  • Students learn about atoms

Adaptations:

  • The amount of people per atom is changeable
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Ms.Keller

Live, Laugh, Learn.

From Learning to Teaching

A day in the life of a teacher in the making!

Miss Czerwonka

"Success isn't just about what you accomplish in life, it's about what you inspire others to do." -Unknown Author

Ms. Nyhus

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Miss Onufreychuk

Follow my journey as a teacher & photographer

Blog, Blog, Blog

It's the story with no end!

%d bloggers like this: