LabLearner Science/STEM LAB Comes to Homeschool!

Schola Scientiae LLC provides the LabLearner PreK-8 STEM LAB Science system. The program has been successfully used in schools throughout the country for almost 20 years. Now a new grades K-6 version of LabLearner is available for homeschool!

The LabLearner curriculum spirals science concepts with the integration of math and language arts.  Students perform hands-on experiments that promote their understanding of concepts by thinking, learning, and memory practices that enhance their critical thinking and executive functions skills. A series of Core Experience Learning Labs (CELLS) follow a concept through a procedure of PreLab, Lab, and PostLab lessons. PreLab and PostLab lessons can be performed anywhere.

The Lab lessons are performed in a setting where students can access LabLearner scientific supplies and equipment. The laboratory is a compact system (shown below) that stores all of the materials and metric equipment required for a full seven years of rigorous weekly experiments that are an integral part of the entire LabLearner curriculum.

LabLearner is tightly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and addresses a whole range of Mathematics and Language Arts standards and competencies. See the Academic Standards link below.

 

LabLearner K-6 Curriculum Matrix

Students follow a grade-level matrix that spirals fundamental science concepts upward through a series of hands-on experiments and online learning. Students recall previous knowledge as concept complexity progresses throughout the K-6 years. All modules, called CELLS (Core Experience Learning Labs), integrate science, math, and language arts.  Students develop important skill sets in critical thinking, mastery of authentic science equipment, and a complete and working knowledge of the metric system.

Fundamental Science concepts are embedded in a spiraling format as students move left to right through the K-6 Matrix (above). LabLearner Core Concepts include:

      • Systems and System Models
      • Energy and Matter
      • Stability and Change
      • Scale, Proportions, and Quantity
      • Patterns, Cause, and Effect
      • Structure and Function


BrainSTEM:

Understanding Why STEM-Infused Instruction Works

Dr. Keith Verner

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 LabLearner Homeschool Highlights

 

-Each CELL has 4-6 Investigations.

-Each CELL takes approximately six weeks to complete.

-Lab lessons can accommodate groups of up to 5 or 6 students

-Online Teacher Portal with every lesson with profuse, highly instructional graphics, slide presentations, and hundreds of instructional videos.

-Online Student Portal provides students with all background information and graphics.

-Complete Student Data Records (SDRs) notebooks for recording and analyzing data.

-All assessments are online and automatically graded and analyzed.

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Lab space can be in any communal area designated by the homeschool community. The program comes with two locked cabinets filled with authentic scientific equipment and supplies. A human size skeleton and cart are placed outside the cabinets. Under responsible supervision, LabLearner equipment and supplies sustain year-to-year usage and yearly replenishment is minimal and available directly from the online LabLearner store.