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Online Connections: The Science Teacher

November/December 2020

The Aurora Borealis

The Lives of Staph (Idea Bank)

Water and Sanitation

Do Not Disturb the Flow!

September/October 2020

Using Climate Models to Learn About Global Climate Change

Using Pop Culture to Teach Genetics

Evolutionary Relationships Argument

They Really Used to Think That?

July/August 2020

Accessible Physics for All

April 2020

How Many Fish Are Really in the Sea?

Is This Watershed Contaminated with PCBs?

Finding the Next Diamond Mine

February 2020

Idea Bank

Thinking Big

Comics in the Classroom

January 2020

Investigating Land Ethics

October 2019

The Trouble with Tavy

September 2019

Migratory Patterns of Birds of Prey

Watered-Down Evidence

August 2019

The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Red Tide

Food Fight

July 2019

The "Marvel"-ous Nature of Science

Replicating Roaches

Chemistry in the Kitchen

April/May 2019

Investigating Urban Trees

The Perfect Match

Genetics for All

March 2019

From Bean to Cup

Do Plants Breathe?

February 2019

Using Scientific Argumentation to Understand Human Impact on the Earth

Let's Invent!

Proxy Climatology

January 2019

A Forest in Motion

Making and the 5E Learning Cycle

November/December 2018

Solarize Your School

The Teal Spruce

What's Hidden Beneath?

Virtual Oceanography

October 2018

Motion Machines

A Better Way of Farming

Why Not STEM?

September 2018

The Bold Fold

Data Jams

Creative Visual Representation

August 2018

From DNA to Proteins

Making Science Relevant

Learning from Failed Experiments

Could Your Feed Be Contaminated?

July 2018

Decoding Careers in DNA

Who Tagged the Bench?

April/May 2018

Love the Lab, Hate the Lab Report?

Using the Land

Bringing Life Processes to Life

March 2018

Boom. Bust. Build.

The Activity Summary Board

A New Take on "Tried and True"

There's Something in the Water

February 2018

Arguing Over Life and Death

Grouping Minerals by Their Formulas

January 2018

A Polarizing View

December 2017

Idea Bank: Using Apps That Support Scientific Practices

Idea Bank: The Art of Chemistry

Learning Lichens

November 2017

Secrets of a Mass Grave

The Science of Little Boy

Working as a Team

October 2017

Is the Climate Changing Where We Live?

From Global to Local

What's Inside a Termite's Gut?

How Quickly Do They React?

September 2017

Reasoning From Models

Modeling Periodic Patterns

Learning Iteratively

Summer 2017

The Story of Inventions

April/May 2017

Supporting Students With Autism

Students as Environmental Educators

March 2017

Total Eclipse

Better Formative Assessment

February 2017

Experimenting with Extinction

January 2017

Idea Bank

Short-Form Science

Text Savvy

December 2016

Health Wise

Measuring CO2

Turning into Ice

November 2016

Materials Science and the Problem of Garbage

Learning from the Fruit Fly

Settling the Score

The Microscopic World of Diatoms

Idea Bank: Measurement By the Numbers

October 2016

The Art-Science Connection

Getting an A in STEM

Sculpting the Barnyard Gene Pool

September 2016

Find Your Center

Separating a Mixture

Scaling Up

Summer 2016

Modeling DNA

Explaining Ramps With Models

Computer-Aided Drug Design

April/May 2016

Which Comes First—Language or Content?

March 2016

Science's Super Star

Does It Mix?

Building a Greener Future

February 2016

A Virtuous Cycle

Shedding Light on the "Science of Small"

Making Critical Friends

Uncovering Wildlife

January 2016

How Do Siamese Cats Get Their Color?

Salamander Saver

Assessment as Learning

December 2015

Wired for Controversy

Clearing the Air

The Learning Portal

November 2015

Hummingbird Citizen Science

Sewing Up Science

October 2015

Chemical Solitaire

A Cool Controversy

Teaching the Manhattan Project

September 2015

Health Wise

The E-mail Lab

Summer 2015

Health Wise

Thinking Big

April/May 2015

Making Molecular Movies

March 2015

Sampling in the Snow

Policy, Literacy, and Energy

Our Town

Fields of Fuel

February 2015

Doing the Data Walk

January 2015

Near-Space Science

Global Warning

Treating Pompe Disease

The Community Connection

December 2014

Catching the Wrong Species

Engineering Design Challenge

An Engineer Does What Now?

Make Room for Engineering

November 2014

The Graph Choice Chart

Reflecting on Data

Demystifying Data

October 2014

Health Wise

Adapting to the Environment

Scientists at Work

Next Generation Botany

September 2014

Using Mobile Devices in Field Science

Going Viral

Supporting Newly Hired Teachers

Summer 2014

Idea Bank

Discovering Our Stellar Neighborhood

Graphing the Past

Striding Through Time

April/May 2014

The New Teacher's Toolbox

Upstream, Downstream

Beyond "Hitting the Books"

March 2014

Pinpointing Watershed Pollution on a Virtual Globe

Using Infographics in the Science Classroom

Health Wise

February 2014

Learning by Sorting: Labels

Health Wise

January 2014

A New Take on the Field Trip

December 2013


Health Wise

Where’s That Dolphin?

November 2013

Editor’s Corner

Toying Around

Physics Portfolios

Inexpensive Equipment for the Physics Classroom

October 2013

All Screwed Up

Theories, Laws, and Hypotheses

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier: A “Climate Canary”?

Summer 2013

The Language of Argumentation

Hook, Line,and Sinker

New Teacher Toolbox

Health Wise

March 2013

The Ethanol Project

Health Wise: Unplug to Power Up

February 2013

Reading the Ice


Health Wise: Look Better, Feel Better

January 2013

A Science That Saves Lives

Design Practices and Misconceptions

Health Wise: Curbing Texting While Driving

December 2012

Flying Into Inquiry

Citizen Science in Your Own Backyard

Project Citizen

Be Your Own Groundhog

November 2012

Make Your Own Phylogenetic Tree

Chemistry Cook-Off

It’s All in the Particle Size

Health Wise: Better Grades Through Sleeping?

October 2012

Complexity From Simplicity

All Things Being Equal

Scientific Discoveries the Year I Was Born

September 2012

A Virtual Tour of Plate Tectonics

Now You're Cooking

Summer 2012

Making the Argument

Current Research

April/May 2012

Las Rocas Nos Cuentan Su Historia [Rocks Tell Their Stories]

Hands-On Hydroponics

Taking the Leap

March 2012

Rock On!

What's Missing?

January 2012

Writing and Science Literacy

December 2011

It’s Your Fault!

Going Underground

Investigating Continental Margins

November 2011

The Science Fair: A New Look at an Old Tradition

October 2011

Science in the 21st Century: More Than Just the Facts

Secret in the Margins: Rutherford’s Gold Foil Experiment

September 2011


What Students Really Want in Science Class

Avatar in the Science Classroom

Summer 2011

Hydrogel Beads: The New Slime Lab?

A Scientific World in a Grain of Sand

It’s Elemental!

Chromonoodles: Jump Into the Gene Pool

Simulating Science

April/May 2011

Fire and Ecological Disturbance

The Reasons for the Seasons

Science 2.0: Stop-Motion Mitosis

March 2011

Creating a College-Going Culture

February 2011

Antigenic Shift and Drift

Modeling Natural Selection

A Tale of Four Electrons

One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, You Fish!

January 2011

The Affective Elements of Science Learning

How Much Carbon Is in the Forest?

Beyond Grading

December 2010

Wolves in the Wild

A Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels

The Hudson River Plume

Why Do Athletes Drink Sports Drinks?

November 2010

The Inquiry Matrix

Exploring Osmosis and Diffusion

Model-Based Inquiry

October 2010

Self-Regulated Learning

Idea Bank: Skyping Science

Juan’s Dilemma

September 2010

Supporting Right-Brained Thinking

What Microbe Are You?

Summer 2010

A Virtual Circuits Lab

Generate an Argument: An Instruction Model

April/May 2010

Students for Sustainable Energy

Talk Like a Scientist

Leaving Their Legacy

Idea Bank: Lunar “Space Weather” Action Center

March 2010

Who’s in the Zoo?

Community-Based Inquiry Lessons

Make Your Own Digital Thermometer!

February 2010

Investigating Aquatic Dead Zones

Meet Us Outside

January 2010

Writing Better Lab Reports

Laboratory Notebooks in the Science Classroom

November 2009

Argument-Driven Inquiry

Examining Student Work

October 2009

Hurricane Katrina: A Teachable Moment

Idea Bank: Earth Systems in Silence

September 2009

Shrinking Our Footprints

What Happens to Cemetery Headstones?

The Science Behind Nanosunscreens

Teaching With Crystal Structures

Summer 2009

Idea Bank: Start a Classroom Library!

Helping New Science Teachers

April 2009

The Big Sky Inside

Stories in Science

Idea Bank: Vector, Vector—That’s Our Cry!

February 2009

The Interdisciplinary Study of Biofuels

The Potential Da Vinci in All of Us

Rev Your Engines!

December 2008

The Art of Physics:

“Life” in Movies:

October 2008

The Quiet Skies Project:

Teaching the Anatomy of a Scientific Journal Article:

September 2008

Whole-Class Inquiry Assessment:

Enzyme Inquiry:

January 2008

Thinking Like an Ecologist:

December 2007

Recycled Insect Models:

October 2007

Nemotodes: Model Organisms in High School Biology:

September 2007

A Cooperative Classroom Investigation of Climate Change:

March 2007

Scientific Discovery for All:

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