Experiment Driven Labs

These labs typically involve some sort of experiment designed to provide the student with a practical illustration of the lecture material. Safety is an important concern. Science labs are often standalone as well, and thus the TA needs to ensure that the procedure and relevance of the experiment are clear to students.

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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