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The Science Teacher—January/February 2021


Volume 88, Number 3

With 2021 in mind, let’s practice a year of gratitude. Now, what does gratitude have to do with science teaching and this issue of The Science Teacher? Scientific research has been done on the impact of actively engaging in gratitude on a daily basis. The word gratitude is derived from
the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. Gratitude provides people with the opportunity to take a moment and reflect on the goodness in their lives—whether from our students, fellow faculty, mentors, family, nature, or other entities. Psychology research indicates that practicing gratitude leads to greater happiness, contentment, and improves one’s health and overall well-being.

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The Survival Games

By Gabriela E. Rodriguez, Zainab Shoda, Hannah R. Assour, Vanessa Fischer, and Janelle M. Bailey

Middle School High School Biology Climate Change Environmental Science Inquiry Life Science Teaching Strategies

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Sparking a Movement

By Matthew D. Stilwell, Chunhua Yao, Dale Vajko, Kelly Jeffery, Douglas Powell, Xudong Wang, and Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel

High School Chemistry Crosscutting Concepts Engineering Interdisciplinary Labs NGSS Physical Science Physics Science and Engineering Practices STEM

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For Your Eyes Only

By Zeynep Gonca Akdemir, Muhsin Menekse, Mahdi Hosseini, Arindam Nandi, and Keiichiro Furuya

High School Computer Science Labs Physics

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Entomologist Ary Faraji

By Luba Vangelova

High School Biology Careers Life Science

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