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Science Scope—February 2019

The crosscutting concept of Stability and Change helps students understand dynamic systems such as the Earth’s climate. Explore how large systems are affected by change with the articles found in in this issue of Science Scope.
Practical Research: Sound Practices in Climate Change Education

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Practical Research: Sound Practices in Climate Change Education

This column describes strategies for applying best research-based practices. This article provides three strategies for promoting effective climate ch...

Teacher's Toolkit: Using the Five Practices to Facilitate a Meaningful Discussion on Plate Tectonics in a Middle School Classroom

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Teacher's Toolkit: Using the Five Practices to Facilitate a Meaningful Discussion on Plate Tectonics in a Middle School Classroom

This column provides how-to strategies and practical advice for the science teacher. This issue explains how you can encourage abstract reasoning and ...

Middle School Earth & Space Science General Science NGSS Pedagogy Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

From the Editor's Desk: Stability and Change—Integral to Systems

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From the Editor's Desk: Stability and Change—Integral to Systems

Science Scope’s editor shares thoughts regarding the current issue....

Citizen Science: Plant Phenology for Budding Biologists

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Citizen Science: Plant Phenology for Budding Biologists

This column highlights formal and informal science research projects that students can join and contribute to by gathering and sharing data....

Scope on the Skies: The Van Allen Radiation Belts

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Scope on the Skies: The Van Allen Radiation Belts

This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year....

Interdisciplinary Ideas: Expanding the Power of Data Analysis with Google Sheets

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Interdisciplinary Ideas: Expanding the Power of Data Analysis with Google Sheets

This column shares ways to bring other subjects into the science classroom....

Teacher to Teacher: Making Sense of Stability and Change

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Teacher to Teacher: Making Sense of Stability and Change

This column provides practical advice from your peers....

Science for All: Building a Bridge Over Homework

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Science for All: Building a Bridge Over Homework

This column shares strategies for increasing student engagement....

Cougars and Bears and Wolves, Oh Elk!

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Cougars and Bears and Wolves, Oh Elk!

Examine how the reintroduction of gray wolves into Yellowstone affected the ecosystem of the park. ...

Is Our Water Safe to Drink?

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Is Our Water Safe to Drink?

Explore how human activity impacts our water supply....

Investigating Bark Beetle Outbreaks

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Investigating Bark Beetle Outbreaks

Model and explain the cause of recent bark beetle outbreaks....

Middle School Life Science Lesson Plans Citizen Science

Making in the Middle: Robots and Sequences

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Making in the Middle: Robots and Sequences

This column explores maker spaces, engineering, and more. This article presents a lesson that allows students to engage with robotics as they work thr...

Middle School General Science STEM Technology Makerspace

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