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Research on science teaching and learning plays an important role in helping all students become proficient in science and making science education more equitable and inclusive.

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Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

How can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning...

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, May 21, 2024

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Using Collaborative Digital Summary Tables to Impact Student Engagement and Learning

This manuscript reports on the impact of using collaborative digital summary tables on student engagement and learning. First, traditional summary tab...


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Easing into Socioscientific Issues and Critical Science Literacy

Including SSIs in the classroom can be a daunting task. To make this task more manageable, we have developed a strategy to easily create short modules...


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Data analysis using open data and software reveal environment-mediated microbial heterogeneity in soil and sediment samples, while enhancing STEM research experience at an undergraduate institution

Undergraduate institutions serve as stepping stones to a student’s career. Teaching and learning in the science classrooms requires quality and inte...


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A Residential Learning Community for Enhancing STEM Education: Program Design and Lessons Learned

There continues to be a concern regarding sustained recruitment and retention of students in STEM majors. Although the rate of attrition in these majo...


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A mixed-methods study of a poster presentation activity, students’ science identity, and science communication self-efficacy in face-to-face teaching conditions

Communicating scientific findings is an accepted part of the research experience, but few science programs include explicit undergraduate curricula fo...


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Introducing a sequence of (almost) unlimited, zero-penalty, interview-like assessments into an introductory physics course: student responses and considerations.

An introductory physics course may be run like a video game, where students have an almost unlimited number of attempts to demonstrate their competenc...


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Creating a Buzz About Community-Engaged Research

School districts across the United States are actively exploring avenues to aid elementary-aged Gifted and Talented (GT) students in conducting studen...


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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences for Laboratory Learning in the Life Sciences

Laboratory learning in the life sciences is historically centered around following recipe-like instructions to complete activities with defined outcom...


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Building Relationships Between Educators and Researchers

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Outdoor Teaching and Learning in Natural Spaces and Outdoor Classrooms

On a humid, sunny day in late July, a group of middle school science teachers closed out three days of teacher professional development (PD) on a natu...


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Inspiring the Next Generation

How many times have you found yourself sitting in a cafeteria or classroom staring at a professional development PowerPoint being presented by someone...

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