- Become familiar with the Science Talk protocol. Consider the suggested compelling questions in the lesson; feel free to craft a different question if students have become interested in some other compelling angle on this topic. Just be sure that the question is provocative and open ended.
- Review: Science Talk protocol (Appendix 1)
- Be sure to envision the process for Work Time, Part B: Orchestrating a science talk can be a bit complex the first time. Students begin in two concentric circles (an inner circle of students facing an outer circle).