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The BSCS 5E Instructional Model is a research-based approach to designing instructional sequences within a unit where each phase (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) is used as the basis for one or more lessons.

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Bee-ing There for Bees: Are Bees Disappearing?

In this lesson, suggested for grades K-2, students learn about bee anatomy and behavior. They develop and test bee models to demonstrate their underst...

Book Chapter

How Can We Provide Water for Developing Countries? 5E Unit Empowers Students to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Students use science knowledge and engineering skills to address a significant real-world problem. ...

Journal Article

Using the 5E Model to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards

This chapter provides recommendations for translating standards into instructional materials that are usable for those with the real task of teaching....

Book Chapter

Guest Editorial: The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Personal Reflections and Contemporary Implications

A widely used instructional model, the BSCS 5Es, has helped teachers approach instruction in a meaningful way that enhances student learning. The auth...

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Action Research: Using a 5E Instructional Approach to Improve Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Instruction

A physics laboratory instructor used action research to effectively implement a 5E instructional approach, which incorporated scientific practices. ...

 

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Community Ethnography
 

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After-School STEAM Club Connects Botany, Art, and Gaming
 

Interactive E-book Kids

Peeking Inside Plants

In the Peeking Inside Plants eBook, learners explore plant structures (stems, leaves, flowers, roots, and fruit) in order to build an argument about h...

 

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The Geometry of Buildings

“Before completing this module, I had assumed that STEAM education was much more high-tech than it actually is. With this assumption in mi...

 

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The Sixth E
 

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Robots and Reading
 

NSTA Press Book

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The...

 

Book Chapter

Bee-ing There for Bees: Are Bees Disappearing?

In this lesson, suggested for grades K-2, students learn about bee anatomy and behavior. They develop and test bee models to demonstrate their underst...

 

eBook

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain (e-book)

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The...

 

NSTA Press Book

Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12

Get help teaching one of the hottest topics in science with Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12. This nine-session module is written to be pra...

 

Journal Article

Pulley Islands

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