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Nov 27, 2020

I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science Scope” a publication for middle school teachers from the National Science Teaching Association.  

In this issue, I read “The Online Teacher“ column written by Denise Wright.  Her article was entitled “Conducting Science Labs in a Virtual World.”

This is the second in a three-part series on the three strategies for conducting science labs in the virtual world.  

Part 1 — Virtual Simulations

Part 2 — Science at Home

Part 3 — Use of Data Sets

Teachers can include labs in online learning by using science experimentation at home with an emphasis on safety and family involvement.  In this environment, don’t forget that flexibility can be provided by allowing digital options, which allows for student choice and equity.  The results of these experiments can be shared on a virtual bulletin board.  When conducting at-home science experiments, follow National Science Teaching Association guidelines and require parent supervision.