A group of students form a circle to discuss, conduct a lab experiment, or engage in another observable event while other students surround these students, observing the ongoing activity. Students should rotate places.

Individual/Group Activity Group
Class SizeSmall (<25) & Medium (25-50)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelApply
Development InitialTransitional Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate16-30 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 10 Minutes

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