I don’t always have time for students to do a lab. Every day is precious. And, sometimes I don’t have the funds to do a certain lab. Sometimes, I find a video clip instead to help them learn a concept. Recently, however, I’ve started creating my own mini videos.
This is what I created for Gross Primary Production/Net Primary Productivity and Respiration. I took a regular lab, filmed it and now the kids can watch and fill in the lab sheet in about 30 minutes instead of taking about 2 hours of class time.
This is not the best teaching technique. Inquiry labs and the 5E is best, but that’s not always possible with so much content to get through in an AP® Class.