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Three-dimensional learning uses science and engineering practices to actively engage students in science learning, integrating these with disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts, and explaining phenomena and/or designing solutions to problems to drive student learning.

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Bringing the Outside In

Classroom communities are more than just teachers and students. Administrators, other teachers and students, teacher aides, all school staff, families...


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Performance Assessment as Part of Efficient, Effective, and Equitable Instructional Practice

Since the release of the NGSS, science classrooms across the United States have shifted science learning away from a focus on decontextualized facts a...


Journal Article

Teach Sublimation With Markers!

Sublimation, the change of state from solid to gas, is a challenging concept for many students to grasp and a curious phenomenon to investigate. Our e...


Journal Article

Cardboard City

Cardboard, a common maker space material, is inexpensive, readily available, and durable. It is also easy to manipulate. It can be folded, cut, painte...


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Computational Modeling With Multilingual Learners

While the vision for science education through A Framework for K–12 Science Education (NRC 2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) co...


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Growing Students' Meaning-Making

In this sensemaking lesson, K–2 students explore how different factors influence seed germination and explain the elements necessary to sprout. Note...


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Using Argument to Reason About Science Practice

We have been working for nearly two decades with teachers across all grade bands to promote productive argumentation. From this experience, and those ...


Blog Post

The Global Importance of Science Education

Journal Article

Connecting the Science of Water to Students’ Communities

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Promoting Sensemaking Through an Impactful Instructional Sequence

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The 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Double-Header

Reports Article

Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, June 6, 2023

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