What can this look like for even larger school districts? Stuart Loebl and his colleague Nancy Wright from Hayward Unified School District created their own kit program for over 5,000 students who were learning at home. You can read more by visiting their Science Kit Program Homepage and Lesson Library.

BIG IDEA #6: Don’t just replicate your on-ground class – aim for something new and extraordinary!

Whether you’re teaching science entirely online, hybrid/hyflex, or entirely on-ground, there are many opportunities for creating exciting, memorable, and effective science learning experiences for your students. Online experiences can complement your on-ground class – or in some cases, provide unique experiences that would not otherwise be possible!

The ideas above are just the beginning! If you have exciting examples of your own, please share them in the comments. You are also invited to join us for an online Q&A on Monday July 26th, 2021 at 2pm Pacific. – register today and join the conversation!


Jim Vanides is an instructor for Montana State University where he teaches teachers online for the Masters of Science in Science Education (MSSE) program. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the California Science Project, an initiative of the University of California, and serves as an advisor to the California STEM Network. Twitter: @jgvanides

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