Writing a Methods Section

Put up guidelines and leave up on overhead projector.

Have students write collaboratively in groups a methods section based on a simple experiment.

Give each group a transparency, an experimental procedure, and a marker pen. Have them write their methods section on the transparency (35-40 minutes).

Compare transparencies at the end of class (allow 15 minutes).

***Note: For 50 minute class, time is short. Don’t combine with other announcements or activities and begin class promptly!