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September/October 2020

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Teaching Teachers

Engineering Encounters

Start With Phenomena

Methods and Strategies

Birds Near and Far

Connecting With Community

Soil Texture 5E

Enrichment for All

Cross-curricular Connections

July/August 2020

Teaching Through Trade Books

Science Plus ELA: A Natural Fit

Bridging the Gap

Sailing into Engineering

April/May 2020

Teaching Through Trade Books

Talking Trash

Engineering Clean Water

The Early Years

Shake a Bush

March 2020

Teaching Through Trade Books

Model, Assess, Repeat!

Deconstructing Solids

Designing a Model Shoreline

The Roadster Challenge

Methods and Strategies

February 2020

In Flight With Paper Airplanes

Robots and Reading

Making the Most of a Makerspace

Inquiry Zones

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Through Trade Books

January 2020

The Early Years

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Reading Adventures

Science Packs

At Home with Bats

The Boxcar Challenge Unit

The Game of Life and Death

November 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

Discussion Supports Sense-Making Within and Across Lessons

Teaching Teachers

October 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

Winter Fun Without Wet Mittens

A Home for the Three Little Pigs

Never Too Young to be a Citizen Scientist!

Computer Science Unplugged

Engineering Encounters

September 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

"Lightbulb" Moments for All Learners

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Teaching Teachers

August 2019

Let's Take This Show on the Road!

Too Many Rain Showers

Transcending Boundaries

Let's Power Our Future

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Teachers

Teaching Through Trade Books

July 2019

Early Years

Teaching With Trade Books

Making Sense of Night and Day

What Properties Matter?

The Right Kind of Questions

Writing Like a Scientist

Engineering Encounters

How to make a boat:

Methods & Strategies

April/May 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

Pulley Islands

From Global to Local

Cultivating Curiosity About Creatures

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

March 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

Ramp It Up!

Fraught with Friction

Pushes, Pulls, and Playgrounds

Teaching Teachers

Methods and Strategies

February 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

Simulating a Non-Native Invasion

A Water Wheel Challenge

Unpacking the STEM Disciplines

Engineering Encounters

January 2019

Teaching Through Trade Books

How Do Animals Brush Their Teeth?

From Facts to Solutions

Got Energy?

City Planners at Work

Methods and Strategies

November/December 2018

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Absorbing Visual Literacy

Offshore Oil Drilling

October 2018

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Following the Current

September 2018

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Debate, Dialogue, and Democracy Through Science!

Engaging in Argumentation

Testing Oil Spill Cleanup Methods Ethically

Engineering Encounters

Teaching Teachers

August 2018

Waves Sound Great!

Teaching Through Trade Books

Understanding by Design

Teaching Teachers

Engineering Encounters

Methods & Strategies

July 2018

Science 101

Teaching Through Trade Books

Explore Early

Lighting the Way to Learning Centers

A Mystery in Motion

Renovating Our Science Learning Centers

Teaching Teachers

Modeling in Learning Centers

April/May 2018

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Tracking Nature with Technology

Nurturing Local-to-Global Thinking

A Global Perspective

Engineering Encounters

March 2018

Teaching Through Trade Books

School Maker Faires

Plastic Pollution to Solution

Mars Mission Specialist

3D Pitstop Printing

Teaching Teachers

February 2018

Teaching Through Trade Books

A Dazzling Journey to an Aquarium Ecosystem

Dance Like a Butterfly

Engineering Encounters

Early Years

January 2018

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Ramps, Balls, and Measuring Distance—for All

Sounds of Science

Traveling with Science

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Teachers

December 2017

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Generating Clean Water

Let's Get Charged Up

Oh No, Henrietta Got Out!

Save Beady Kid from the Sun

When is Melting Not Really Melting?

Engineering Encounters

November 2017

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Swimming in New Vocabulary

More Than Data

A Cucurbit Ripe for Building Vocabulary

The Case of Polar Bears

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

October 2017

Teaching Through Trade Books

There's a Zoo in Our Room!

Scaly, Slimy Fun in Prekindergarten

How Do Plants Prepare for the Winter?

The Paper Airplane Challenge

September 2017

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Professional Development in Real Time

Creating STEM Kits for the Classroom

Scientists Overnight

Summer 2017

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Toad-ally Cool Math and Science Integration

Bubble Babies

Gaining Traction

Methods and Strategies

Engineering Encounters

April/May 2017

Teaching Through Trade Books

Clean It Up!

Colorful Chemistry

If the Shoe Fits, Sort It!

Describing Matter

Engineering Encounters

March 2017

Teaching Through Trade Books

Waiting for the Monarch

Preparing for the Eclipse

February 2017

Teaching Through Trade Books

Countdown to the Great American Eclipse

January 2017

The Early Years

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Constructing Arguments With 3–D Printed Models

Zooming in on Science

December 2016

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Scratching Records

The Physics of Sound

Making Sense of Sound

Understanding Energy

Engineering Encounters

November 2016

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Sensing Matter—Is It a Liquid or Solid?

Read All About It

Put Your Walls to Work

October 2016

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Storm Warning

What's Shaking?!

In Our Neighborhood: Who's Been Here?

Science and Superheroes

September 2016

Engineering Encounters

Seeing Science in Haiku

Remaking Science Fairs

Bringing the Maker Movement to School

Teaching Through Trade Books

Summer 2016

Native Plants and Seeds, Oh My!

Who Is Your Champion?

Teaching Through Trade Books

Learning About Plants with STEAM

Stalk It Up to Integrated Learning

Making the Transition to Three-Dimensional Teaching

5th Grade Shadow Explanation:

Sunrise–Sunset:

April/May 2016

Teaching Through Trade Books

Meta-Sticks

Science in Sync

March 2016

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Understanding Human Impact

Crabby Interactions

Formative Assessment Probes

Capturing Insects and Student Interest

Aquaponics

The Lorax Readers' Theater

February 2016

Amazing Muses of Science

Mars Colony

Luminous Lighting

Engineering Encounters

Ornithologists By Design

Teaching Through Trade Books

January 2016

Made for the Shade

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Motion

Team 1 video:

Team 7 video:

Assessing the Unseen

Engineering Encounters

December 2015

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Formative Assessment Probes

Map That Find!

Fossil Explorers

Patterns in the Sky

Embodying Earth's Place in the Solar System

Seeing the Solar System Through Two Perspectives

November 2015

Teaching Through Trade Books

Poetry Rocks!

Putting Ideans on Paper

Early Years

Engineering Encounters

Formative Assessment Probes

Programming Digital Stories and How-To Animations

Map It Then Write It!

Science for Two Voices

October 2015

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Speleothems and Sand Castles

Using Models Scientifically

Animal Detectives

NGSS in Action

Methods and Strategies

September 2015

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

SCAMPERING Into Engineering

Gimmie an "E"!

Designing a Sound-Reducing Wall

The EDP-5E

Community-Based Engineering

Engineering Encounters

Summer 2015

Formative Assessment Probes

The Early Years

Let's Hear It for Ladybugs!

Smashing Milk Cartons

Families Learning Together

Methods and Strategies

April/May 2015

A Constant of Change

What Happens When an Environment Changes?

The Power of Water

Ring! Ring! Science Calling

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Formative Assessment Probes

March 2015

Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

Inviting Engineering Into the Science Lab

Our Garden Plot Thickens

Blade Structure and Wind Turbine Function

Bringing Your Classroom to Life

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

February 2015

Go With the Flow

How Does My Brain Pay Attention?

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

January 2015

Formative Assessment Probes

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Into the Watery World

Virtual Modeling

Design in the Watershed

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

December 2014

Formative Assessment Probes

Teaching Through Trade Books

Observing Life in a Square

Gliding Into Understanding

Shrieks and Shrills

Bee-Wild About Pollinators

Cinderella Separates a Mixture

Engineering Encounters

November 2014

The Wonderful World of World

Real-World Units in the Conceptual Age

What Is a Foot Under Your Feet?

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Methods and Strategies

Safety First

October 2014

A seQRet Treasure Hunt

Modeling Water Filtration

A Pattern in the Sky

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Engineering Encounters

September 2014

How Do Scientists Work?

Taking the "Mystery" Out of Argumentation

Three, Two, One … Blast Off!

Integrating the Nature of Science

Formative Assessment Probes

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Engineering Encounters

Summer 2014

Channeling Your Inner Entomologist

Inspire Day

Family Science Day

Big Project, Small Leaders

Informal Science Learning in the Formal Science Classroom

It's a Zoo Out There

Teaching Through Trade Books

Methods and Strategies

Engineering Encounters

April/May 2014

Observe, Explain, Connect

Friction in Different Languages

Putting the "Her" in Science Hero

Assessments in the Arguments

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Methods and Strategies

March 2014

Our World Without Decomposers: How Scary!

Exploring Nature Through a New Lens

How Healthy Is Our Pond?

Growing Gardens, Growing Minds

The Amazing Ecology of Pill Bugs

Science Shorts: Is This Alive?

Early Years

Safety First

Teaching Through Trade Books

February 2014

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Sound of Science

Close Encounters of the Amphibious Kind

Creative Sound Dramatics

From Vibration to Vocalization

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Methods and Strategies

Science Shorts

Recognizing Excellence

January 2014

NGSS Guest Editorial

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Let’s Get Physical

Culture Matters in Science Education

What’s the Weather Like Today?

NGSS for English Language Learners

The Power of Multimodal Representations

Methods and Strategies: Learning Science in Cultural Context

December 2013

Teaching Through Trade Books

The eBook Hook

Making Connections Between the Digital and Physical World

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed Science

Can We Be Garbage Free?

Engineering Encounters

Science Shorts

Early Years

November 2013

Assessing for Achievement

Formative Assessment Probes

…And Action!

Seeing the Science

Simply Performance Assessment

Crystal Clean Assessment

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

October 2013

Wacky Weather

Straw Rockets Are Out of This World

Global STEM Navigators

Electromagnetic Induction

Measuring Success

Teaching Through Trade Books

Formative Assessment Probes

September 2013

Science 101

The Moon Challenge

Desert Survivors!

What Does Culture Have To Do With Teaching Science?

Science as a Second Language

Small Wonders Close Encounters

The Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

Teaching Through Trade Books

Methods and Strategies

July 2013

The Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

Methods and Strategies: Greenteam!

Horton

Weiss

TTTB

Kuhn

Tank

Internet Safety Note

April 2013

The Dynamic Earth: Recycling Naturally!

Digging Into Rocks With Young Children

Washed Away!

Journaling: A Bridge Between School and Home

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

Methods and Strategies

March 2013

Supercharging Lessons With a Virtual Lab

Get Connected

How Much Trash Do You Trash?

Bat Bonanza

Vision + Community = Outdoor Learning Areas

The Early Years: Static Electricity: The Shocking Truth

Formative Assessment Probes: When Equipment Gets in the Way

Safety First

Methods and Strategies: Birds of a Feather…

February 2013

Indoor-Outdoor Science

Making Connections Through Conversation

Compost: The Rot Thing for Our Earth

Plants, Alike and Different

The Wonder of Worms

Does What I Eat and Drink Affect My Teeth?

Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains

The Early Years: “Life” Science

Formative Assessment Probes: Labeling Versus Explaining

Methods and Strategies: I Wonder…

January 2013

Shedding the Light on Engineering Design

Constructing and Critiquing Arguments

Cost or Quality?

Ducks Overboard!

Strong Stems Need Strong Sprouts!

Taking Engineering Design Out for a Spin

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Formative Assessment Probes

December 2012

It’s No Problem To Invent a Solution

The Science of Safety

Limestone or Wax?

The Great Build-A-Buoy Challenge

Early Years: Please Touch Museum

Mountain Age: Creating a Classroom Profile

Science Shorts: Is Concrete a Rock?

November 2012

Teaching Through Trade Books

Formative Assessment Probes

Soil Science in the Digital Age

Hats Off to Science

Putting Science Literacy on Display

Sparking Old and New Ideas

October 2012

Science Shorts: Modeling Light and Shadows

Formative Assessment Probe: Talking About Shadows

The Spider Files

The Early Years

Storybook Science

Selecting Appropriate Topics

Changes Matter

May the Magnetic Force Be With You

More Is Less

September 2012

Read—and Walk—to Antarctica

Chef of the Week

Inquiry Takes Time

This is Inquiry, Right?

Science Shorts: From Soda to Smoothies

Teaching Through Trade Books

Early Years

Formative Assessment Probes

July 2012

Building a Community of Scientists

Managing Your Classroom for Success

The Larger View

Mystery Box Marvels

Start with Science

Formative Assessment Probes

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

April/May 2012

FAP—Is It Food For Plants

Just Me and You—and the Whole Community Down by the Stream

Is Your Soil Sick

Science Shorts: Truffula Tree Troubles

Slithering into Summer

Solar Energy Fun in the Sun

Studying Zooarchaelogy

Recognizing Excellence

The Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

March 2012

Banishing Bradford Pears

Birds Across Borders

Bringing Antarctica Home = Penguins

Early Years

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Through Trade Books

February 2012

Bringing Antarctica Home

It's Tradition

Lab With Dad

Never Too Cool for School

Reinventing the Bridge

Science Sack

Weekend Science Project

Early Years

Teaching Through Trade Books

Science Shorts

Formative Assessment Probes

January 2012

Teaching Through Trade Books

Shadow Play

Formative Assessment Probes

Is a Mealworm Really a Worm?

Landing Safely on Mars

Reach for the Stars!

Science 101

December 2011

Time for Slime

Caught on Video!

Formative Assessment Probes

Science Shorts

November 2011

Teaching Through Trade Books

Formative Assessment Probes

Methods and Strategies

Nurturing the Child Scientist

Observation Station

Prairie Stories

October 2011

Formative Assessment Probes

Inquiry Science and Active Reading

The NOS Challenge

May the Force Be With You!

September 2011

Sizing Up the Solar System

Teaching Through Trade Books

Methods and Strategies

Make Your Own Snow Day

Formative Assessment Probes

Summer 2011

The Early Years

Step Up to Full Inquiry

The Case of Lobster Shell Disease

Whoooo Knew?

Teaching Through Trade Books

Museum Connections

April/May 2011

Teaching Through Trade Books

Sharing Digital Data

Science Shorts

Formative Assessment Probes

Early Years

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Calendar

A Standards-Based Science Fair

March 2011

Fire Up the Inquiry

Lose the Recipe

Formative Assessment Probes

February 2011

Concept-Based Learning

Formative Assessment Probes

Outdoor Integration

Science Shorts

What’s the Next Step?

January 2011

Measure Lines

Shadows That Enlighten

Formative Assessment Probes

Methods and Strategies

December 2010

Science Shorts

Curiosity+Kindergarten

Formative Assessment Probes

People Behind the Science

November 2010

FAP Life Cycles

Interactive Reflective Log

Learn English Learn Science

Nature Detectives

Reuse That Notebook

Teaching Through Trade Books

October 2010

Inference or Observation

A Walk in the Woods

Beyond Predictions

Formative Assessment Probes

Science Shorts

September 2010

Citzen Scientists

Formative Assessment Probes

Sound Science

Teaching Through Trade Books

Experiences, Patterns, and Explanations

My Summer Vacation

Supporting Ideas with Evidence

Summer 2010

Summer Reading Research

Action Research

Collaborative Distance Learning

Science Shorts

April/May 2010

Blogging About the Weather

Methods & Strategies

DIY Versus Professional

Science Shorts

Teaching Through Trade Books

March 2010

SciGirls Brainstem Game

Engineering for All

Insect Keepers

Science Shorts

Gravity Racers

Elementary Design Challenges

First-Grade Engineers

Calendar

Trash Pie: Is Your School Serving?

February 2010

Methods and Strategies

From Mystery Seed to Mangrove Island

Science Shorts

January 2010

Clues to the Past

How to Make a Plant Field Guide

Methods and Strategies

Teaching Through Trade Books

Nature Watch

December 2009

Hunting for Energy

More Than Meets the Eye

Science Shorts

Seeing the Light

Shoe Box Circuits

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Magic Mirror

November 2009

Science Shorts

Teaching Through Trade Books

The Early Years

October 2009

CSI for Trees

Early Years

Wind Solvers

Astronomies of Scale

Deer Tracks in the City

Forces of Flight

Literacy in the Learning Cycle

Today’s Authors, Tomorrow’s Scientists

September 2009

What Grows There?

The Gift of the Tree

Thirsty Plants in Arid Places

Forest or Field?

Methods & Strategies, Role-Play in the Science Classroom

Summer 2009

Breezy Power: From Wind to Energy

Linking Science and Writing with Two Bad Ants

YouTube in the Science Classroom

April 2009

Explaining Glaciers

Volcanoes on the Beach

Artistic Oceanographer

Inspiring Future Scientists

Teaching Through Trade Books

February 2009

Plants on the Move

Leaves: Nature’s Solar Collectors

Teaching Through Trade Books

January 2009

Just Like Real Scientists

An Official Research Project

December 2008

Teaching Through Trade Books

November 2008

Connections Charts and Book Talk Groups

The POETRY of Science

October 2008

Worms

Investigating with Darwin

Better Boat Challenge

September 2008

Bringing Moon Phases Down to Earth

Teaching Through Trade Books: Moon Phases and Models

July 2008

Everybody Loves PRISM!

Sun Savvy Students

April 2008

Bring the Zoo to You!

Action Research Meets Engineering Design:

In Praise of Performance-Based Assessments

March 2008

Methods and Strategies: Students as Authors:

February 2008

A Lemon of a Lesson:

January 2008

Mighty Molecule Models:

Teaching Through Trade Books: A Closer Look:

December 2007

A Revamped Science Expo:

A Kinder-Science Fair:

November 2007

Teaching Through Tradebooks:

Science Books Props:

Reinvigorating Science Journals:

Everyday Science Calendar:

October 2007

Teaching Through Tradebooks:

The Radish Party:

Everyday Science Calendar:

September 2007

The Tree of Animal Life:

Goodbye Critter Jitters:

Exploring Animals, Glossopedia Style:

Everyday Science Calendar:

July/August 2007

Teaching Through Tradebooks:

Everyday Science Calendar (July):

Everday Science Calendar (August):

April/May 2007

Teaching Through Trade Books:

Environmental Education Saves the Day:

Everyday Science Calendar (April):

Everyday Science Calendar (May):

March 2007

Coffee Can Speakers:

Secret Message Science Goggles:

Everyday Science Calendar

February 2007

Teaching Science Through Trade Books: Science Measures Up:

January 2006

Teaching Through Trade Books

October 2005

Teaching Through Trade Books

April/May 2005

November/December 2004

Making Thinking Visible: A Method to Encourage Science Writing in Upper Elementary Grades

May 2003

Teaching Through Trade Books

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