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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in science.

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  • Bringing Climate Change Into the Elementary Classroom

    Make this big issue personal for young students by showing them how they can work toward solutions using community science.
    Kylie Wash
    267
  • Giving Students Choice in the Classroom Increases Engagement

    When her students asked about tornadoes during a unit on weather, this teacher saw clearly how student engagement enhances learning.
    392
  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
    15.7k
  • How to Make Fat Bear Week Part of Your Classroom Activities

    Giving students a peek into the lives of brown bears is a fun way to shake up science and math lessons and spark interest in animal conservation.
    393
  • Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening

    Plants can illustrate how different people need different things to be nourished—and how equality and equity differ.
    9.6k
  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
    2.2k
  • How to Use the 5E Model in Your Science Classroom

    An inquiry-focused method gives students a way to connect scientific ideas to their experiences and apply their learning.
    2.7k
  • Reinventing AP Courses With Rigorous Project-Based Learning

    A new study shows that when implemented well, AP courses built around project-based learning can raise test scores for all students, including those in traditionally underserved demographics.
    4.7k
  • Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

    The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
    26.4k
  • Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
    5.4k
  • An Inquiry-Led Science Classroom

    Teachers can guide students to be in control of their learning by asking questions that promote reflection and engaging class discussions.
    447
  • Bringing Student Choice to Assessment in Science Classes

    What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?
    4.7k
  • How to Set Up Outdoor Class Time With Elementary Students

    Spending time outside one day each week helps students find a sense of calm and become careful observers of the natural world.
    482
  • Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning Journey

    By leaving space in their lessons for authentic curiosity to take hold, teachers can enable deeper learning.
    4.8k
  • Outdoor Science Lessons Foster Environmental Stewardship

    By creating opportunities for students to study outside, teachers can connect their classes to nature through hands-on lessons.
    479

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