Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is enhancing its award-winning Science2Go to further support high school biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics teaching and learning. Available for the 2021-22 school year, these updates include a number of new videos, labs, assessments, and more to provide a robust and engaging experience for students in any learning environment.
“This past school year, Science2Go has provided a safe and engaging way to teach students across a range of science disciplines, regardless if they were in-person, remote, or hybrid,” said Mike Lavelle, CEO of Flinn Scientific. “Now, with these new Back-To-School updates, high school teachers will have even more ways – and resources available to them – to deliver targeted content and enriching labs that immerse students in science learning.”
Students will now have access to new videos focused around a particular phenomenon, such as global climate change and forest fires, to help them better understand real-world applications of science. Each video poses questions about the phenomenon upfront to help students explore the topic, and then ends with information to help students take what they’ve learned and apply it in the lab.
Science2Go also features 10 new technique videos introducing and demonstrating common laboratory procedures that are used in many of the experiments students perform in standard high school science curricula. Additionally, Science2Go will be providing more connections to hands-on labs. With the new “Connect to Your Lab” section, students are guided on how to begin to gather data firsthand to answer the questions from the phenomena videos.
Updated lab topics have also been added to ensure the tightest alignment with core science curriculum and textbooks. These include topics such as meiosis and anatomy for biology, redox and radioactivity for chemistry, earthquakes and volcanoes for environmental science, and electricity and magnetism for physics, among others.
For teachers, new multiple choice and drop-down question options have been added to Science2Go to complement existing open-response questions. The addition of these question types are designed to make student grading easier. Science2Go will also feature new pre- and post-assessments to measure students’ mastery of science practices, as well as streamlined registration and classroom rostering functionality.