Group 1 - The Chemysteries Group Dynamics Report Our group assembled out of chance and necessity. None of us knew anyone else, so we just decided to form a group of three people who had no one else to work with. As fate would have it, chance was on our side. Over time we realized that not only do we work well together but also have fun and enjoy each other's company. Working in a group ended up being to our benefit because our ways of thinking complements each others and often we learned more from one another than individually. Our group met usually for 45 minutes every Tuesday whether to discuss topics and activities related to class, or just to hang out. Every Thursday before each test, we had an all-day study session in which we camped out in Memorial Union, only left to go to class, and then came right back to resume our group studying. Molecular model sets and coffee were definitely the themes of these Thursdays! Of course, you could hear us from at least five tables away because we were generally pretty rowdy. As for the "Chemistry is in the News" Project, it never even seemed like work. We all found subjects on our own, but when we got together to choose one, we automatically all agreed on the biological topic of Artificial Blood. Since two of us are pre-meds and the other a medicinal chemistry major, chemistry topics relating to biology were the most appealing to us. After that, the writing of the editorial and the website design was a collaboration of the whole group with no disagreement at any point. We all had our strengths, and by the time the project deadline came around, we were well aware of where each person was most competent, and we let them do their thing. From these group activities, we realized that we were really compatible. We formed a successful study group in which we found not only support in a stressful and difficult time in our scholastic careers, but friendship as well. This Collaborative Group Learning project is a great idea that definitely helped us, and if asked to participate in it again, we would do it gladly. It was a lot of FUN!