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Storylines Allow Students to Own Their Learning

“I don’t think this data tells us enough; we only know the temperature close to the ground,” Andy* told his peers. “Hail forms in the clouds. ...

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Choosing Instructional Materials: Lessons Learned

Throughout my career as an educator, I’ve had many opportunities to select instructional materials. One experience is particularly memorable because...

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Toward High School Biology: Understanding Growth in Living Things, Teacher Edition

Would you like to challenge your middle school students to explain a range of phenomena—from how nylon thread can form from two clear, colorless liq...

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Toward High School Biology: Understanding Growth in Living Things, Student Edition

Through 19 carefully sequenced lessons and activities, this unit gets middle schoolers ready for next-level learning. Students explore what happens at...

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Remote Learning: Problem or Opportunity?
 

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iNaturalist: Citizen Science for the Digital Age
 

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Finding the Next Diamond Mine
 

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How Many Fish are Really in the Sea?
 

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The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. A key aspect of learning in K–12 education is the idea that what stu...

 

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Making Everyday Phenomena Phenomenal

This article will appear in the September/October 2020 issue of Science & Children. ...

 

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Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

Are you interested in a three-dimensional approach to helping your high school physics students learn the practices of science, including constructing...

 

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The Changing Earth, Grade 8: STEM Road Map for Middle School

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. What if you could challenge your eighth graders to help people recogni...

 

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Distributing Expertise to Integrate Computational Thinking Practices
 

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Novel Coronavirus

In this secondary-level lesson, students will generate and prioritize questions about the novel coronavirus and evaluate scientific and/or technical i...

 

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Healthy Living, Grade 10: STEM Road Map for High School

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more.What if you could challenge your 10th graders to develop a product or pro...

 

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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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