Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal

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Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider doing this activity well before your science fair so that their project reports are written by experienced and peer-critiqued young scientists
Classroom Considerations


Pros

  • Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process
  • Connects well to both science and language arts classes
Cons