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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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Teaching Through Trade Books: Kite Explorations

Children are delighted by the playful activity of making and flying kites, and this month's trade book article encourages teachers to harness this exc...

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Discovering Community and Learning

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Teacher Tip Tuesday: Taking Familiar Digital Tools to the Next Level: Google Slides and Docs, October 13, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for another edition of the Teacher Tip Tuesday series focusing on digital tools....


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Science Update: The Cosmic Shooting Gallery, November 19, 2020

Join us on Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn about space collisions. Stuff hits the Earth all the time, but for...


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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, October 22, 2020

Join us on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET and learn how to develop and submit a competitive application for the Shel...


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Freebies for Science Teachers, September 22, 2020

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Taking Action in STEM Learning

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Integrating Crosscutting Concepts into Science Instruction

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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Application for Shell Teaching Awards, October 29, 2020

Join us on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM ET and learn how to develop and submit a competitive application for the Shell Teaching...


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Beyond General-Purpose Talk Moves

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From the Field: Events and Opportunities, September 15, 2020

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Standards Are Not Curriculum

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Extending Engineering Learning Beyond Field Trips

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