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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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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, July 16, 2024
 

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Cultivating Genius for Science Contexts: Where Does the Pursuit of Joy Fit into Science Learning?

Where do Goldy Muhammad’s Cultivating Genus Pursuits fit into science learning? In this article, 5th grade teachers are adding the pursuits into a F...

 

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Leading Effective Science Curriculum-Based Learning

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Light, Forces, Sticks, Crates and So Much More: A Loose Parts Learning Approach to STEM

The use of loose parts can be an effective teaching method to improve and enhance student understanding of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). L...

 

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Beyond Definitions: Using Hexagonal Thinking for Sensemaking

This article was written for the purpose of introducing the hexagonal thinking strategy to upper elementary teachers. The strategy, in which students ...

 

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Engaging in Socioscientific Issues by Observing Habitats in the Context of Water Use and Drought

Teaching young students to engage in socioscientific reasoning can feel like an overwhelming task due to the abstract reasoning required. Yet, Sadler ...

 

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Wonderings Drive Learning

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Science is for Questions

Poem and Art and Explore More...

 

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Summertime fun with Life Science!

In this issue of Tech Talk, learn about two terrific life science apps, Rewild the World from Google Arts and Culture and Explore.org. Engage your lea...

 

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Redefining Teaching Practices

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Scaffolding Fourth-graders’ Inquiry about Erosion

This sequence of lessons has students observing erosion and creating ideas about factors that affect erosion. Then, as a class, students first explore...

 

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Engaging elementary students in science practice: Strategies for helping children plan investigations

This article presents a tool that teachers can use to support children in planning science investigations. Using an extended example from a second-gra...

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