Collaborative Lab Experiments

This Collaborative Lab Experiments lesson plan also includes:

Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a lesson in photosynthesis, but also an ideal practice in using this technology-based form of collaboration and sharing information. Though the author designated this as a 7th-9th grade lesson, most upper-elementary learners can certainly handle the technology and the content.

4 Collections 335 Views 231 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Gives experience in using Google spreadsheets and the option to collaborate from home by using Google chat
  • Demonstrates the benefit of using technology and the Internet for recording and sharing scientific data
  • Links to videos that provide basic instruction for Google Docs
  • Data table and graph template included
  • Adaptable to Next Generation Science Standards in life science
Cons

  • None