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  • Strategies for Teaching STEM Subjects to College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Article | July 2018

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to collect the experiential knowledge of 12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty about teaching students who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • Water: A Sticky Subject? Learning about the cohesion and adhesion properties of water

    Journal Article | March 2000

    In this activity, students learn that water particles (molecules) have a “sticky” property that allows water to overfill a container and that the strength of this property is altered with the addition of soap. When…

  • Teaching the Subject of Energy

    Collection | September 2015

  • Teaching several subjects

    Blog Post | April 2010

    I’ve been teaching biology for the past three years. Next year, based on student interest, the science department wants to add a biology elective in human anatomy/physiology. I’d love to teach this, but I…

  • 3 Articles - Same Subject - Microbiology

    Collection | February 2017

  • English Learners in STEM Subjects

    Blog Post | January 2019

    Conducting a review of the research literature on science education with English learners (ELs) would be a demanding task. Reimaging what is possible for ELs in science education would be an even more demanding task.…

  • Connecting Science to Other Subjects

    Collection | November 2015

  • Integrating Science with other Core Subjects

    Collection | April 2020

  • Teaching more than one subject

    Blog Post | June 2016

    I’m a recent graduate. A school district where I would really like to teach has an opening for a secondary science teacher. But when I read the job description, the position requires teaching five classes of two…

  • How Do I Integrate Science with Other Subjects?

    Blog Post | June 2014

    Incorporating science education in the classroom, especially at the elementary and middle levels, is challenging due to accreditation and assessment requirements, and an emphasis on meeting Common Core standards…

  • Archive: English Learners in STEM Subjects, May 4, 2019

    Virtual Conference | April 2019

    English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018), the nearly 5…

  • NSTA Virtual Conference: English Learners in STEM Subjects, May 4, 2019

    Virtual Conference | February 2019

    English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018), the nearly 5…

  • 10 Questions Your Kid's Science Teacher Wishes You Would Ask

    Page | April 2020

    10 Questions Your Kid's Science Teacher Wishes You Would Ask For the same reasons we encourage our children to be active participants in classroom discussions, parents should take advantage of opportunities to talk with teachers. Learn more about science teaching and learning in your child's classroom, whether it's…

  • Tips for Busy Parents

    Page | April 2020

    Tips for Busy Parents Do you panic when your child comes home from school asking for help with his or her science fair project? Do you ever wonder how you can help your child learn science? You are not alone. Many parents—especially those who didn't pursue careers in science—may be apprehensive, sometimes even fearful,…

  • Applying Knowledge in Context

    Page | March 2020

    Applying Knowledge in Context Science is not meant to be taught in a vacuum. It provides a critical foundation for understanding the world around us, but in many of our country’s schools, the science curriculum is reduced to lists of facts cut off from the context of what makes them important. Teaching only the…

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