NASA satellite photograph of the Earth, showing cloud cover and wildfires

Science is about observing, asking questions, and learning from mistakes—perfect for these times.

These materials, which include some Spanish-language resources, were gathered for a presentation at Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) Network 2021: Science Teaching Now: What? How? During the pandemic shutdown, three of the presenters had to suddenly teach remotely. The fourth, who teaches in Corrections, was still in-person but without any hands-on materials and with no student access to the Internet. How does one teach science effectively in these circumstances?

This group of four teachers presented on:

  • How their different situations and backgrounds shaped their approaches to teaching science
  • Some strategies that worked during this pandemic year of remote and disrupted teaching
  • How they might teach remotely about Weather & Climate


  • Christina Dennis, ASE Teacher, SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience)
  • Marie LeBlanc, ASE and Computer Technology Teacher, MA Department of Corrections at NCCI-Gardner (North Central Correctional Institution)
  • Tessa Peixoto, Adult Diploma Pathway Science Instructor, JVS Boston (Jewish Vocational Service)
  • Lakshmi Nayak, SABES ELA C&I PD Center Coordinator

Image Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System

Topic Area
Curriculum Development
Distance and Blended Learning
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PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center