This week, Learning Undefeated staffers hand-delivered 625 At-Home Science kits to five high schools across the state of Delaware. The kits are made available at no cost to students and schools thanks to Learning Undefeated’s partnership with AstraZeneca.
The kits, co-developed with schools to meet specific curriculum topics difficult to teach during distance learning, contain reagents for four separate experiments along with video walkthroughs accessible on Learning Undefeated’s At Home Science App. Experiments include a macromolecule test, enzyme activity lab, anaerobic respiration lab, and an exercise lab. These small packages are capable of providing students with impactful experiential activities to aid in the digital divide caused by distance learning. Students will be able to learn through investigatory methods within their home, rather than on a screen.
“We are beyond excited to help teachers offer laboratory components to supplement their digital classrooms,” said Jennifer Colvin, VP of Education at Learning Undefeated. “Doing at-home laboratory investigations allow for hands-on, practical exposure to subject matter through in-depth observation, experimentation, and practice. This new program will allow students to safely and effectively experience interactive laboratory investigations in conjunction with their online classes.”
Learning Undefeated’s education team collaborated with the Office of Work-Based Learning at Delaware Technical Community College to identify teachers who would use the kits at Sussex Technical High School, Christiana High School, Delmar High School, Glasgow High School, and Smyrna High School. Using the materials in the kits, over 600 students will be able to experience tangible scientific investigation, data collection, and analysis.
Learning Undefeated is committed to bringing life-changing STEM experiences to underserved communities, a need that has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization strives to create equitable opportunities and accessible resources through programs like the Anywhere Labs, which are ready-made distance learning lesson bundles, a library of experiment tutorials and career snapshot videos, and the At-Home Science kits.