For virtual science labs, I’ve been creating lessons that students can do outdoors, when possible. Kindergarten, first and second graders observed how shadows change over time by tracing the shadow of a toy before and after sitting in the sun for a half hour. Thank you to everyone who emailed pictures to me. I love seeing our scientists at work.
Third graders are starting a weather unit by observing and recording weather patterns. Fourth graders are documenting how energy can come in many forms. Soon they will convert energy from one form to another. Fifth graders went outdoors to observe and draw ecosystems, including the living and nonliving things there. Sixth graders started a perennial favorite, Chemistry. No, we will not be blowing anything up, but we will model atoms, elements, and molecules, and do (safe!) hands-on experiments that help us learn about the matter that makes up everything in the universe.
Flipgrid - Sometimes I ask students to use the flipgrid app to share pictures and videos of their work with me and their classmates. If anyone has trouble logging in, please email me, We're using private groups this year.