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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...

Web Seminar

Connecting STEM Education, NGSS, and New State Standards

This chapter explores the question, “What are the connections among STEM, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and new state standards?”...

Book Chapter

The Power of Educational Robotics as an Integrated STEM Learning Experience in Teacher Preparation Programs

The use of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction has the affordances of combining harmonious content area co...

Journal Article

Computational Thinking in High School Science Classrooms

Exploring the science Framework and NGSS. ...

Journal Article

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NSTA Press Book

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12: Explore-Before-Explain in Physical Science

COMING IN APRIL 2021; NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER   Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire...


Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, March 16, 2021

Blog Post

Rethinking the Discussion on ‘Learning Loss’

Journal Article

Ectotherm ER: Frogs Under the Weather

Journal Article

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences Spanning Two Semesters of Biology Impact Student Self-Efficacy but not Future Goals

Course-based undergraduate research is promoted as an equitable strategy for providing the benefits of research experiences to a larger, more diverse ...


Journal Article

First-Year STEM Research Program Facilitates Long-Term Academic Success

Retention and student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) remains a priority for institutions, and low rates of retent...


Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, January 5, 2021

Journal Article

Improving Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Engineering Teaching Efficacy Beliefs With 3D Design and Printing

The Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) under-score the importance of including engineering design...


Journal Article

Exploring Student Perception Toward Online Homework and Comparison With Paper Homework in an Introductory Probability Course

Online software systems are extensively used to give students practice on course content, especially in mathematics and physics courses. They offer in...


Journal Article

Developing a Tiered Mentoring Model for Teaching Assistants Instructing Course-Based Research Experiences

As undergraduate institutions rely more heavily on teaching assistants (TAs) they are simultaneously encouraging implementation of course-based resear...


Journal Article

Building Bridges

We describe a hands-on, collaborative activity designed to illustrate general properties of evolution, provide practice for quantitative skills, promo...


Journal Article

Learning Researchers

Formative assessment has been shown to be a critical activity for promoting meaningful understanding in the classroom. Systematic engagement in format...

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