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What is a Lab Science?

Any course aligned to the STE standards, including technology/engineering courses, can be designated as a laboratory course. STE curricula should give students regular opportunities to develop distinct science and engineering practices and occasional opportunities to apply those together as a collective set of practices. A defined number of minutes, or an extra course period, can be used for—but is not the critical feature of—a lab definition. “Laboratory science” does not have to be in a laboratory; effective STE learning also occurs through field work, in a sufficiently supplied traditional classroom, through project-based experiences, in well-designed virtual courses, and in other learning environments (e.g., out of school time, see Appendix X). America’s Lab Report (NRC, 2006), which reviewed research and best practices across the country, supports these perspectives