LabLearner at Home
LabLearner students are accustomed to learning about science, hands-on, in their in-school labs and classrooms. Almost all of the PreK-8 LabLearner curriculum is either in lab, preparing for lab, or analyzing and discussing results with the class post-lab. They work in teams of 4 to 6 students and collaborate every step of the way.
But now, because of the coronavirus pandemic, many schools have closed their doors for what may be weeks or significantly longer. Schools, parents, and others with the interests of our children in mind, want an alternative to wasting all this educational time.
The academic year is nearing its end, so LabLearner students across the country have already had the opportunity to finish many LabLearner labs and CELL units already. While we cannot reproduce the full wet lab capacity of LabLearner at home, we can use this opportunity to further analyze and learn from all of this school-year’s LabLearner experimental experiences and results.
We have therefore decided to select a couple LabLearner CELLs and Investigations and do two things:
- Provide review and additional depth that further explores previous in-lab/in-classroom discussions and LabLearner experiences.
- Analyze and discuss data similar to those obtained in LabLearner labs earlier in the school-year.
We believe that this will be a meaningful way to finish the semester and provide food for thought over summer vacation. This plan accentuates using previous knowledge to deepen learning and is thus entirely consistant with the neurocognitive and neuropedagogical philosophy of the LabLearner system.