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Group Work Role Cards for the Science Classroom

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PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 2 - 6

Assign roles for group work in the science classroom with this set of 6 desk cards.

Streamline Group Work in the Science Classroom

Assigning roles to students ensures that the responsibilities are distributed equally and ensures accountability for all students’ participation. When using role cards to assign jobs, students are given the opportunity to practice different roles and develop a variety of skills.

Use these cards to establish roles for each student to know how they will contribute during a science experiment. The roles students will take on through this resource include:

  • Reader
  • Reporter
  • Safety Officer
  • Task Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Data Recorder

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How to Use Role Cards for Group Work

Print enough sets of the role cards for each group to have one complete set. Cut them out and store each set in an envelope or plastic pouch. When students work in groups on a science experiment, give them a set of role cards and have them decide which group member will be assigned each position. Students place their role cards in front of them as a reminder of their duties and let you know who is responsible for each role.

Prepare This Resource for Your Students

One download includes a complete set of role cards. This resource will print as a PDF. Print on cardstock for added durability.

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