Laboratory work is one of the most crucial learning experiences for students learning about science. It is imperative for students to see how the concepts they are learning in class interact with real-world situations. Though students may be unable to take that cherished trip to the school laboratory, Sir Norman Rios has been able to simulate that experience for students on a virtual scale.
Using a virtual experiment for students to interact with, students were able to toy with a ball’s speed, angle, and height in order to see how different forces would interact with the item’s movement. Students were then encouraged to work together in breakout groups, while one student shared their screen with the virtual experiment on it. Although students had to submit their worksheets individually, they were encouraged to work together, while Mr Rios roamed around to facilitate discussions and encourage teamwork.