I taught at a private American school in Saudi Arabia for 7 years. During my last year there, I was assigned to Ras Tanura, a company school that served grades K-9.Originally Posted by RebaRed
This school had two science labs.
One science lab was dedicated to elementary students.
As memory serves, we followed a rotational schedule based on instructional units. This was during a year when we were first beginning to use inquiry science kits from FOSS, Full Option Science Systems. We visited the lab twice a week ... and used the kits in our classrooms for the remaining three days.
The school administration "loaned" us a middle school science teacher ... to help the elementary teachers "adjust" to teaching hands-on science. The students discontinued going to the lab the following year since the science kits had everything we needed to conduct inquiry science lessons.
Science lessons in the lab ran for two consecutive 45 minute periods with the first fifteen minutes being set up for instruction and directions and the last 20 minutes being allocated to clean up and sharing data with the rest of the class.