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__ Doing Hands-On Science With Kids: Introducing the Activity
Before | Introducing the Activity | During | After | Classroom Management 101  

Give clear instructions—fully explain what the activity is and what kids will be exploring. Give directions in multiple ways (e.g., verbally, written on the board). 

Form small groups of 2 to 4 kids (choose the groups for them). Most kids enjoy and do well working in groups. 

Remind kids to make a prediction about what they think will happen in the activity, and why.  

Depending on your group, avoid presenting activities as team-against-team competitions. Some kids may feel threatened or stressed out by competitions.  

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