Classroom communities are more than just teachers and students. Administrators, other teachers and students, teacher aides, all school staff, families, friends, community leaders, and more influence a classroom community in different ways. Places and events in the surrounding community also impact a classroom community. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example of how events and people outside the classroom impact classroom communities. Consequently, when creating a scientific classroom community, we must consider the people and places outside our immediate classrooms.