This is a clever way of helping children find their seats in class. Read the instructions at http://t.co/CgzXjb3Ks6 pic.twitter.com/6XwC8LebLwI saw this tweet and thought of another activity specific to science teaching that I got from a former colleague who used a similar idea to put students into groups.
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She printed out stickers or cards in a set. The set contained the name of a piece of equipment, a scientific drawing of the equipment and a photograph of the piece of equipment. She explain to the students the group should contain a name, a diagram and a photograph and then let the class organise themselves into groups.
An alternative for pairs would be a diagram and photograph.
This can help to organise random groups for the first few lessons while you get to know the students.