Hello Mrs Myers,
I am a third year elementary education major earning endorsments in reading and special education at Wartburg College. I have not yet taught in my own classroom, however I have dicussed straegies with many teachers for learning remotely. Video chatting with a group of students, is not ideal, however most of the teachers I have talked with said it was the best way. It may also be benifical to video chat with them one-on-one or in small groups in order to get more out of it. Also, if you find a youtube video related to science, you could have the students listen to the video with subtitles in their native language, so they could clarify words they may not understand. This would be a great way to introduce the lesson to the student and the parent could also be watching if they had time. Sending home fun, simple science activites for families to try all together would be helpful as well. It not only allows the kids to learn, but brings families together as well. I hope these ideas helped!