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Atmospheric Scientist Shawn Urbanski

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Atmospheric Scientist Shawn Urbanski

Atmospheric scientists study the chemical composition of the atmosphere. More specifically, they look at how atmospheric gases, liquids, and solids in...

By Luba Vangelova

Middle School High School Curriculum Disciplinary Core Ideas Lesson Plans New Science Teachers Preservice Science Education Teaching Strategies

Designing Engineering Projects That Teach Science Concepts by Cory Culbertson

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Designing Engineering Projects That Teach Science Concepts by Cory Culbertson

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the engineering projects in my courses. On the surface, they don’t seem like something I need to worry about...

By Cory Culbertson

High School Disciplinary Core Ideas Engineering NGSS Physical Science Science and Engineering Practices STEM Teaching Strategies

Linking Science and Engineering Through Good Questions by Greg Bartus

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Linking Science and Engineering Through Good Questions by Greg Bartus

Engineering design projects are a wonderful opportunity for students to develop science disciplinary core ideas (DCIs). (As many of you know, with the...

By Kate Falk

Elementary Disciplinary Core Ideas Inquiry STEM Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

Science 101: What’s Wrong With “For Every Action, There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction”?

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Science 101: What’s Wrong With “For Every Action, There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction”?

This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue explores Newton's third law of motion....

Elementary Disciplinary Core Ideas

Methods and Strategies: Scaffolding for Failure

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Methods and Strategies: Scaffolding for Failure

This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This issue helps students navigate Engineering Design Failure. ...

Early Childhood Elementary Disciplinary Core Ideas Engineering Science and Engineering Practices STEM Teaching Strategies

Using Discourse With High School Science Students

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Using Discourse With High School Science Students

High school students love to talk. Covering topics from music to memes, the hallway conversations are always lively. But when students enter the class...

By Cindy Workosky

Middle School Elementary Assessment Crosscutting Concepts Curriculum Disciplinary Core Ideas Instructional Materials Lesson Plans NGSS Phenomena Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

Exploring Structure and Function in Insects

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Exploring Structure and Function in Insects

As an entomologist, one of my greatest challenges is trying to overcome my students’ feelings of fear and disgust regarding insects. Insects often h...

By Cindy Workosky

Middle School High School Biology Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Life Science NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Using Toxic Algal Blooms to Teach Structure and Function

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Using Toxic Algal Blooms to Teach Structure and Function

Young children often experience a developmental stage in which they question everything. Why aren’t there dinosaurs anymore? Why do cats purr? Why a...

By Rebecca Brewer

High School Biology Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Life Science NGSS Phenomena Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

The Early Years: Making Sense of Their World

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The Early Years: Making Sense of Their World

This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. In this issue students document the apparent movement of t...

Early Childhood Elementary Pre-service Teachers Preschool Earth & Space Science Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Inquiry NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Three-Dimensional Learning

Global Thinking Inside and Outside the Classroom

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Global Thinking Inside and Outside the Classroom

Dynamic Equilibrium. These two words represent what is essential in teaching Earth science: the idea that forces are constantly working against one an...

By Cindy Workosky

Middle School High School Chemistry Climate Change Crosscutting Concepts Curriculum Disciplinary Core Ideas Environmental Science Inquiry Learning Progression Life Science NGSS Science and Engineering Practices STEM

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