As online education, homeschooling and other forms of distance learning continue to grow, program providers must strive to integrate hands-on, experiential learning opportunities
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
eScience Labs, the pioneer of the next generation at-home science kits for the modern learner, today announced the release of its Introduction to Biology home science kit designed for high school and introductory-level college students. The lab kit is an innovative tool that complements progressive biology instruction to enhance comprehension and learning outcomes.
Traditional introductory science courses, like Biology 101, are regarded by instructors as the most difficult to teach online and are often the most conceptually challenging for their students. Responding to the growing online education and homeschooling trend, as well as instructor demand for experiential learning methods, the eScience Labs team of PhD-level scientists developed the Introduction to Biology home science lab kit to convey the relevance and importance of fundamental biological concepts through engaging, hands-on experiments.
"Due to the vast scope of the discipline and the disconnect between biology and students' everyday lives, online and homeschooled learners often struggle through introductory biology courses," explains Dr. Nicolas Benedict, president and CEO of eScience Labs. "eScience Labs' Introduction to Biology home science lab kit addresses the fundamental topics covered in any introductory biology curricula. Combined with thought-provoking supplementary learning materials, the kits highlight the relevance of each unit to the world around us and bring concepts to life."
eScience Labs' Introduction to Biology lab kit is a series of 25 comprehensive labs that can be completed in any order, depending on the instructor's preference or lesson plan. Units of study include:
- Introduction to Biology
- Biological Processes
- The Cell
- The Five Kingdoms
- The Plant Kingdom
- The Animal Kingdom
The academically-sound, well-structured experiments in the Introduction to Biology kit are not only safe for students to perform in the home, but are also safe for the environment, utilizing non-hazardous and disposable materials. Should students have questions about the safety or the experiments in general, they have access to complimentary support via email and phone.
"As online education, homeschooling and other forms of distance learning continue to grow, program providers must strive to integrate hands-on, experiential learning opportunities," continues Dr. Benedict. "There is a crucial shortcoming in biology offerings in the online market, and the eScience Introduction to Biology lab kit fills this void by providing laboratory experimentation to biology students in the home learning environment."
In addition to the Introduction to Biology lab kit, eScience Labs is currently developing Advanced Placement Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology kits. For more information or for an online demonstration, visit http://www.eScienceLabs.com.
About eScience Labs, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by a team of PhD-level scientists and academics, Denver-based eScience Labs, Inc. is the pioneer of the next generation at-home lab kits. Created for online, distance, and homeschooled learners of advanced high school and introductory college level, eScience lab kits provide interactive, safe, and complete hands-on experimentation tools for the modern learner. Designed to complement any curriculum or teaching style, the kits serve as supplemental course content and provide teaching aids that make scientific exploration both engaging and fun. To learn more about eScience Labs, visit eScienceLabs.com.