To review for final exams, I set up a couple of different lab practicals and let students choose which combination they’d like to work on.

Physics: Multi-Model Problems

Students worked on some problems that required them to use multiple models to prepare for the final exam. Last spring, the other physics teacher and I talked about trying to do a better job of spiraling content and, while we’ve taken what I consider some good steps, I could tell this is something we still need to improve on based where I saw students struggling today.

Chemistry Essentials: Whiteboarding

Each group picked a section of the review to be the class experts on. They white boarded their answers to the revenant problems and answered questions from classmates who were stuck on that section. The students who made use of the time seemed to leave feeling very good about the review.