I teach Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biotechnology at New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, AL.
Fri, Jul 14, 2023 4:39 PM in NSTA Atlanta Take-Aways
The Tap Water Tour, recommended for grades 4-8. We used simple test kits to test water samples for pH, chlorine, iron, copper, and hardness. This would be interesting if students in the class get their water at home from different sources (well vs city supply) and can bring in samples to test or just to test the water at the school vs different bottled water brands. Students can complete CER stat...
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Fri, Jul 14, 2023 4:22 PM in virtual labs vs. actual labs
I agree that hands-on labs are best for science students but virtual labs can be beneficial in certain circumstances beyond virtual learning. They might be used to practice prior to a real lab, use equipment that might not be available in the school lab, or to avoid safety issues (Ex. labs involving blood testing or pathogenic bacteria). I find that using a combination of mostly hands-on labs wit...
Fri, Jul 14, 2023 3:44 PM in Tech options for Formative Assessment
I have a similar question: can anyone recommend interactive response apps that you are using in the classroom for student response? I would like to find a technology tool to use for formative assessment this year. I have heard of Mentimeter but I am wondering if there are others out there that are good for classroom use.
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