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Engineering the End of the School Year

As students walk into class, they gather all their materials and get to work right away on their...

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Ecosystems: An NGSS-Designed Unit

Every teacher seeks opportunities to engage students, but how often do you have the opportunity...

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Family Fun with the Fathers of Science

My father is my hero, my inspiration, and one of several people I credit for my journey to...

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Dr. Stephen Pruitt: The Highest Distinction is Service to Others

Teacher appreciation is something I think about a lot. When I was in the classroom full time, I...

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End the Torture of Science Fairs

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Eliciting Engagement with Earth Day Every Day

A couple of years ago, the FIRST LEGO League robotics theme was “Trash Trek.” That was the year...

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Embracing Virtual Journeys in Science

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Shamrock Science: 3-D Learning with Clovers

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It's Cold Outside: Ideas for Relatable Science & Student Engagement

So much science to know (Teacher, it’s cold outside.)

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5 Ways to Spur Student Growth and Opportunity Through Hands-On STEM

It may seem far down the line when we talk about career prospects for elementary school students...

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Winter Olympics: 5 Rings, 5 Events, 5 Engineering Challenges

"Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up it’s…”  Olympics time!

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Choosing an NGSS Course Pathway: Are You Robert Frost or Yogi Berra?

How might we use the 3-D learning vision to inform the NGSS course pathways we seek?

Back in ...

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Practices in Action: Ecobottles as a Model Ecosystem

Anyone who has spent time learning about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is...

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Hello Darkness: Light Bulb Moments for the Longest Nights of the Year

There are many teachers who serve as sources of inspiration in our lives, but the one that we...

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KLEWS: Supporting Claims, Evidence & Reasoning

What are the KLEWS to real learning in the classroom?

Dora:

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Let’s Talk Turkey! Transfer of Energy and Thanksgiving

I recently spent some time working with third graders on motion stations.

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Happy Hallow--STEAM!

Halloween can be a scary time of year for educators-- candy, costumes, calamity -- oh my!

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NGSS: From Theory to Practice

In my role as a facilitator of professional learning for science teachers, I’m often asked “What...

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Three Ways to Use Virtual Science Notebooks in the Early Grades

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Fidgeting for Physics: Spinner Science in Six Steps

This time of year most of us are a little fidgety.

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