No formal teaching experience is necessary as the site is designed for young people to use without facilitation. The Teacher Guide provides step-by-step instructions for effectively using the hands-on Science Labs with students.
Planning and Preparation
If you plan on using the activities described in the Teacher Guide, it's recommended that you try them out beforehand. The developers also note that the Teacher Guide includes a place where educators can share their experiences using the WAS series and website in their programs, offering ideas and strategies for other educators to consider.
- Software: Flash Player (6 and above) and Adobe Reader
- Computers: Computer with high-speed Internet connection recommended
Note: Because the timeline, comics, and games open in pop-up windows, pop-up blocking software may need to be disabled.
No costs are associated with the I WAS Wondering website, though some materials may need to be purchased for the Science Lab Activities. The Women's Adventures in Science Biography Series is available online and costs $9.95 per book or $89.50 for the full set of 10.