Frequently Asked Questions
How do the FOSTER Science Program remote lab visits work?
The departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry have prepared one-hour hands-on and interactive virtual sessions of appropriate NLESD curriculum topics by grade level. A session leader will guide the session remotely with the classroom teacher as the classroom facilitator for the hands-on activity. The teacher will be required to collect and prepare supplies for classroom use and manage the electronics necessary for the remote session to be broadcast to their classroom.
What are the costs associated with the FOSTER Science Program remote lab visit?
The costs associated with the FOSTER Science Program remote lab visits are minimal and vary with the activities planned for a particular session. The costs are attributed to the supplies required to conduct the hands-on activity selected by the teacher. In most cases, the supplies are household goods and it is encouraged that teachers arrange for supplies to be donated by students and parents associated with their classroom.
How do I register my class(es) for a FOSTER Science Program remote lab visit?
Visit the registration page, where you will find listed a variety of topics appropriate for the grade level of your classroom. Select the topic of your choice and proceed with completing the information for your selection.
Can more than one classroom of students from the same school take part in the FOSTER Science Program remote lab visit at the same time?
To be determined.
Do I need any special electronic equipment in order to take part in the FOSTER Science Program remote lab visits?
No special electronic equipment is required for the remote lab visits. The visits will take place via a virtual meeting in which the teacher will project the session to the classroom smartboard. Questions for the session leader can be managed by the classroom teacher.