CSO Tips for Teachers—Assignable Student Guides and Assessments

Do you know the benefits of using Carolina Kits 3D labs on CSO? Set yourself up for success with these tips.

One of the many time-saving features in your Carolina Kits 3D digital bundle is assignable student guides and assessments. Every kit comes with a digital student guide that can be downloaded and shared from Carolina Science Online. You can assign students readings, assessments, or data analysis from the digital student guide and have them turn in the assignment digitally.

Ways to share

1. Carolina Quick Share—no account setup | share on the fly | robust reporting

2. Google Classroom Share—great for videos and PDFs

3. CSO Assignments—group resources | add links | add files

Examples from a chemistry lab kit

The phenomenon for the lab Mystery Chemical Reactions is the reaction of lead (II) nitrate and potassium iodide, as shown in the image below. Students examine the photo and make a claim about what is happening. Teachers can assign the CSO video of the actual reaction for students to watch before they complete a claim-evidence-reasoning table addressing the question, “What takes place when lead (II) nitrate and potassium iodide are mixed?”

The pre-lab phenomenon can be completed at home so students can be ready for a discussion when they come to class (physical or virtual classroom). That’s a great way to save class time or help students who are absent.

Lead (II) nitrate reacts with potassium iodide

Assess student knowledge

Assessing prior knowledge is key for a successful investigation. To help teachers assess prior knowledge before equation writing, this kit includes a pre-lab activity on compound formula writing and ion identification, which can be assigned from the digital student guide.

Digital student guide showing a pre-lab activity.

The digital student guide has all the investigation assessment items as well as many of the extension activities, making assigning items effortless.

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