Cooperation means doing things together to reach a common goal. Each person’s needs are respected, and each person contributes to the group’s success in reaching its goal. Illinois Early Learning and Development benchmarks for social-emotional development stress several keys to cooperation that are also important in science: curiosity, communication, problem solving, and creativity.
"You could ask Kate to show you how she dribbles a ball."
"Jaime wants to bake a football-shaped cake to share with parents. Latasha suggests that we make a book of drawings of each ball you studied." Watch to see if the groups need guidance as they work on their representations.September 2013
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