Thursday, October 11, 2012

Science Conclusion Discussion Rings

Sixth graders can really use a boost when it comes to discussing lab results! I created these conclusion discussion rings that can be used following any lab or experiment.  I'm really pleased with how they are working out.

I reused a Pepperidge Farms cookie container to hold them when they are not in use.  It is the perfect size!  

My students enjoyed discussing the results from their lab, and I really feel that they were better prepared to participate in whole group sharing after having time to chat in pairs.  If you like this idea, you may be interested in my scientific processes unit on TpT.  It includes every lesson that I use to help my students build scientific writing and thinking skills.  Check it out here:

Happy Teaching! 


  1. Clever idea! Thanks for sharing. Would you be willing to send me the link for this document? I think it would make discussing lab results a little more fun.

  2. Sure! I have it saved as a google document. If you sign up as a blog follower I will email you the link to the file. My students have really enjoyed the discussion rings and I'm happy to share them with my fellow teachers!

  3. What a great idea! Would you send them to me? I'd love to share them with my teaching partner.

    And I'm your first follower! Yea! Welcome to blogland.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  4. I'll send the file via email tonight. Thanks for being my first follower!

  5. Please send the file via email. I am so excited to discover your blog! Awesome ideas!

    1. I can't see to find your address when I click on your name. Please leave me your address and I'd be happy to send it to you!

    2. Awesome! Can you send me the link at We are doing a unit on Forces so could try it out.

  6. Hi Kate, I'm a physics teacher in Scotland and I'd really like to use these - they look brilliant and exactly what I'm looking for. Please could you send me a link to them?



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