Entries related to: science

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

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

~ Sanka Coffie, Cool Runnings

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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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3 Great Reads for Science Teachers

It’s that time of year again...the time where we reflect on the past and set goals for the year...

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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?

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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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STEM Matters: 5 Facts to Share with Parents and Students

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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STEM in Early Learning

When you think about STEM, you might think about high school students doing an egg drop design...

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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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Tch DIY: Build & Tch with Tom Jenkins

As Science Laureate at Teaching Channel, one of my roles is to highlight exemplar modules of...

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Bridging Content & Language: Strategies from a Dual Language Classroom

Whether this is your first, tenth, or maybe even your last year of teaching, you’re probably...

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Teaching for Biliteracy

Spanish, Somali, Hmong, and Telugu are a few of the 48 languages spoken in the School District...

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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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The Great American Solar Eclipse: Across the Curriculum

Total Eclipse of the… Start?

Bonnie Tyler's infamous tune has been resonating for months and the...

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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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Facing My Fears: Teaching STEM to Kindergartners

Do you ever wonder how you get yourself into some things?

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Integrating Scientific Argumentation and Modeling for K-2 Learners

The practices of scientific argumentation and modeling involve using evidence and reasoning to...

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Seven Reasons I March for Science

Science is an amazing thing.

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