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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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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...

Book Chapter

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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Freebies for Science Teachers, June 22, 2021

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Web Seminar: Using Federal Relief Funding to Support Science Education, July 15, 2021

Join us on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM ET, to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emerg...


Reports Article

From the Field: Events and Opportunities, June 15, 2021

Web Seminar

Teacher Tip Tuesday: Learn and Lead on Twitter, August 10, 2021

Join us on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM ET for the kick-off of our Learn and Lead web seminars as part of the Teacher Tip Tuesda...


Blog Post

Teaching About How Scientists Work—With a Focus on Claims-Evidence-Reasoning

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, June 8, 2021


Science and Children—July/August 2021

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Safer Engineering Instruction in K–12 Labs and Makerspaces: Results From a 2020 National Study

Journal Article

NGSS Science and Language Shifts in a Diverse Fourth-Grade Classroom

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offer rich opportunities for both science and language learning. This article presents science and langua...


Web Seminar

Science Update: Parker Solar Probe Close Up View of the Sun’s Environment, November 18, 2021

Join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn about the Parker Solar Probe's solar discoveries. Launched on 12 August...


Reports Article

From the Field: Events and Opportunities, June 1, 2021

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