Activity Driven Labs

These labs are designed to reinforce lecture materials, usually on a weekly basis. The material is normally contained within each lab session and does not carry over from week to week. It’s especially important for the TA to ensure that the students are able to follow the steps of the lab, and that the students understand how the lab is connected to the lecture.

An Effective Laboratory Section

Organization and Preparation
Beginning a Lab Section
Keeping Track of Time
Bringing Closure to the Lab

Common Pitfalls and Unplanned Accidents

Problems with equipment and materials
Safety procedures
Student emergencies
Dealing with Conflicts

Motivating Students to Learn

Motivational Techniques
Making the lab relevant to the lecture material
Handling Student Personalities and Behaviors

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