Designing and Managing Science Fairs and Virtual Scientific Experiments

Program Details

Designing and Managing Science Fairs and Virtual Scientific Experiments
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Completed “ Advanced Educational Qualification”
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Specialized Level – Science
Target Audience : Science Teachers grade (1-3)

Short Description

This program focuses on introducing teachers of the primary international schools to the basic processes for preparing scientific experiments in school laboratory. It provides them with the skills of planning, execution and assessment to perform practical experimental lessons. It further introduces them to the dry lab or virtual lab and provides them with the skills to perform experimental activities through animated simulation.

Big Ideas

Use of virtual labs is an effective manner in understanding science concepts.
The Science Exhibition is organized under different themes.
A Science project has common properties.
Scientific Method is the way real scientists investigate in real science labs.

Essential Questions

How can teachers use virtual lab in classrooms as an effective tool?
How can teachers make Science fairs effective in teaching?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Define the virtual lab and its importance.
  • • Identify the meaning and properties of virtual lab.
  • • Identify the ways of using virtual labs in the classroom environment.
  • • Identify how to use virtual lab in different science fields.
  • • Identify how to setup virtual lab in computer.
  • • Discern how to deal with tool bars and tools in the program.
  • • Provide a forum to nurture science and inventive interest from the surrounding environment, connecting new ideas to their existing ideas from materials and activities.
  • • Explore scientific talent and creative thinking among students to inculcate them a sense of pride.
  • • Develop acquainting the role of science and technology to meet society needs.
  • • Analyze the effect of science and technology on individuals, cultures and societies.
  • • Explain the effective ways of using science fairs and dry labs in science teaching.


No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-regulated -assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool 5
Trainer Assessment Task 1 use Crocodile Program in this subject. 15
Task 2 build a complete Science Fair Display Board based on rubrics. 15
Task 3 demonstrate a presentation of a cumulative project in addition to fill a judge form for evaluating colleagues’ presentations 15
3 Summative assessment Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre-Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: Ice breaker 10
5 Activity 1.2: what is virtual lab? 15
6 Activity 1.3: Virtual labs properties 30
7 Activity 1.4: Using virtual lab in classroom 50
8 Assessment task 10
9 Activity 2.1: Improving our Teaching 20
10 Activity 2.2: Crocodile Program 20
11 Activity 2.3: Using Crocodile Program in subjects (Physics) 65
12 Activity 2.4: Using Crocodile Program in subjects (Chemistry) 65
13 Assessment task 10
14 Activity 3.1: Choosing a category that interests you 35
15 Activity 3.2: Coming up with a Good Question 30
16 Activity 3.3: Doing the Research and forming a Hypothesis 45
17 Activity 3.4: Testing your Hypothesis by doing an experiment 60
18 Activity 3.5: The Presentation 55
19 Assessment task 10
20 Post -Vocabulary Tool 10
21 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours

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