About Meet the Lab

Meet the Lab

Meet the Lab is a collection of educational resources made for middle school science classrooms. The collection connects learners to relevant real-world issues, cutting-edge research, and the human element: people working together to research, innovate, and solve problems using science. ​​Visit the Educator Resources page for a guide to each lab, with standards supported, guiding questions, and more.

Learning Goals

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    Make connections between lab research and why it matters in real life.

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    Identify the scientific practices researchers use and apply these same practices to classroom experiments.

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    Identify strengths in science, and relate to people in science careers.


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Meet the Lab
“We’re all already scientists because we’re all constantly doing experiments in our own lives to see what will happen.”
Julia Nepper, Tiny Earth Network