Study Group

Intended Uses for GradeStrides Products

These Hands-On Instructional Activities and Experiments using Everyday Materials found At-Home were intentionally written with several populations in mind...

We are passionate that the best learning occurs when students perform real hands-on activities and experiments, not computerized simulations.

  1. Fully Online students who need to perform labs from home.

  2. Students who are on Quarantine or have some other Short Term Absence in which they need to learn from home.

  3. Seated students who are participating in a flipped classroom across the country in which students perform the labs at home and then bring their data to class for rich conversations about their findings.

  4. Hybrid Course students where participants go to class for help with the mathematics, lectures and concepts but then perform labs at home. 

  5. Teacher Education Programs are also excellent candidates for using these resources because they combine content, concepts, mathematics, and experiences.

  6. Rural High Schools with no certified advanced science instructors. GradeStrides products can offer structure for both the independent study student as well as a facilitating teacher from another subject area. 

  7. Teachers with no lab space. As education dollars continue to diminish, many larger universities do not have laboratory space or budgets to support introductory science courses.  Lab space priority and budget is given to upper level students while the introductory labs are either cut completely or translated into virtual simulations to be completed online at home.  This is unfortunate because there is value in using the hands to tinker with laboratory investigations.  GradeStrides products can keep instructors from having to convert to virtual simulations. 

  8. Homeschools who are looking for enriching math and science labs and activities that can be performed with everyday materials.

  9. Instructors with limited budgets.  Many schools can't afford expensive sensors and gadgets. Our materials are cheaply purchased from the local general or home improvement store.

  10. Instructors tired of performing simulations and want valuable real hands-on learning.

  11. Instructors wanting to find activities and labs for math and science club participants to perform.

  12. Parents who care about the math and science education of their children and want to provide enriching activities outside of school.