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Discover student thinking while analyzing data…and having fun! (Data Literacy 101)

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Discover student thinking while analyzing data…and having fun! (Data Literacy 101)

Our students rarely practice data skills with data not related to our science content, which makes sense given all we must teach. But always asking ou...

Middle School Literacy Sensemaking Three-Dimensional Learning

The Science Practice of Modeling as a Sensemaking Tool

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The Science Practice of Modeling as a Sensemaking Tool

Does the scientific practice of modeling actually support students in making thinking visible? Middle school teachers can build from the work of 12 ...

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Middle School Pedagogy Sensemaking Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

Exploring Socioscientific Issues through Evidence-Based Argumentation with MEL Diagrams

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Exploring Socioscientific Issues through Evidence-Based Argumentation with MEL Diagrams

Critical thinking skills are best taught as students participate in the scientific practice of argumentation. When engaged in scientific argumentatio...

Middle School Equity Inclusion Interdisciplinary Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

Making Scientific Sensemaking Visible

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Making Scientific Sensemaking Visible

Many teachers and schools are coming to recognize the importance of sensemaking in the science classroom. But what does an NGSS-informed sensemaking l...

Middle School Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Practices Sensemaking Three-Dimensional 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...

By Jonathan McCausland and Kathryn M. Bateman

High School Inclusion Instructional Materials STEM Teaching Strategies Technology Three-Dimensional Learning

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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...

By Lauren Stoll and Jill Wertheim

High School Assessment Equity NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning

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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...

By Christine G. Schnittka and Mark Brenneman

Middle School Instructional Materials Labs Physical Science Three-Dimensional Learning

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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...

By Julie Jackson, Julie Brenegan, Kristi Wagner, and Michelle Berry

Elementary Engineering Instructional Materials Makerspace Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

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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...

By Alison Haas, Scott E. Grapin, Lorena Llosa, and Okhee Lee

Elementary Computer Science Crosscutting Concepts English Language Learners Multilingual Learners NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning

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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...

By Patrick Brown, Jessica Fries-Gaither, and Kathy Renfrew

Elementary 5E Crosscutting Concepts Pedagogy Sensemaking Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

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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 ...

By William Sandoval, Jon Kovach, Leticia Perez, Lynn Kim-John, and Jarod Kawasaki

Elementary Pedagogy Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

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