Abstract: The activity has teams of students attempting to retrieve a cup of chocolates that is just out of reach using a limited number of items that are available to them. They may combine the items in any way they choose but they may not touch the cup with any part of their body. There are multiple teams attempting to complete the task simultaneously. The activity lasts for 15 minutes.
Authors: Kelynne Reed, Professor of Biology, Austin College
Description of Integration into Course: The course involves a semester long project where students work in small teams to carry out the lab project. This activity serves as an introduction to concepts such as collaboration/competition, problem solving with resource constraints, and communication.
Course(s) used in and enrollments: BIOL 345 – Genomics (8 students)
Behaviors Taught: Communicating Ideas, Problem Solving, Collaborative Work, Foresight and Planning
Leadership Theories Used: Effective Leadership Triangle, Influence without Authority, Teamwork, Farm Gate Model, Task/Relationship
Time Required for Activity: 30 minutes
Date Posted: June 23, 2017
Date Modified: None
Copyright and Permission to Use: Licensing
Links to Similar Activities: None