Day 5 – “OMG I missed the lab, Mr. K” Edition.

My school has an incredibly weird schedule.  Here are how my chem classes are distributed over a 2 week rotating schedule: 

So it can be very hard to have make up labs for my students sometimes.  This year, I’m going to make lab videos or have students make lab videos.  I hope to use them three ways.  First, for students who are absent and we don’t have time to make up the lab.  Second, as a reminder when we refer back to labs they did earlier in the year.  Finally, if I shoot before hand, students can see lab techniques ahead of time so they are more likely to be successful during the lab.  (Especially after some epic filter paper fails from last year.)

Here’s our first lab:


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