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A solid foundation of science education in grades K-5 is essential. Instilling a wonder and enthusiasm for science, as well as addressing the critical need for a well-informed citizenry is crucial during this time. 

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Teaching Science Through Trade Books

“‘What was your favorite book as a child?’ In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, ‘My fourth-grade...

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Why Use Trade Books to Teach Science?

One of the most compelling reasons to use picture books to each science concepts is that picture books are highly engaging to students of all ages. Th...

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Bestselling Elementary books

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Join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn about astronomy visualization. Information of our Universe doesn't hav...


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Science Update: Return of Periodical Cicadas: Fear, Fascination, and Fun in 2021, May 7, 2021

Join us on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET to learn when cicadas will appear and how they will impact humans, pets, wildlife, and plan...


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Science Update: Mapping Ozone Pollution Using Satellites and Plants, June 10, 2021

Join us on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to find out how NASA is measuring ozone pollution from space and how plants can show us...


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Archive: Book Beat Live!, April 8, 2021

Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument fr...


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Integrating Computational Modeling Into Science Instruction With English Learners

Computational modeling is a powerful science practice that enables students to explore and test the behavior of complex systems. While increasingly im...


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