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

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  • 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.
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  • Using Interactive Storytelling to Teach Key Vocabulary Terms

    Embedding important terms in stories created with upper elementary and middle school English learners helps them build their academic vocabulary.
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  • 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.
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  • How Literature Can Enhance Math and Science

    Teachers can use stories and poems to boost students’ understanding of math and science concepts while giving them extra reading practice.
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  • Creating Video Guides to Prepare Students for Science Labs

    Teachers can share detailed instructions ahead of time so students arrive at the lab ready to maximize their experiential learning.
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  • 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.
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  • How to Give Science Lessons a Real-World Boost

    Teachers can inject new life into old labs by adding elements that prompt students to show creativity and make connections to prior learning.
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  • Creating Authentic Writing Opportunities in the Science Classroom

    Encouraging students to write more frequently in science classes helps them become strong, versatile writers and deepens their scientific thinking.
    308
  • Using ELL Strategies in the Science Classroom

    How science teachers can use ELL strategies to help students have a better grasp of the vocabulary of science.
  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    New research reveals that when science, reading, and math come together in rigorous hands-on projects, student collaboration, engagement, and achievement can soar.
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  • 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.
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  • Enriching Science Curricula With Ads

    Teachers can use advertisements in a variety of media to help students cement their science knowledge and develop media literacy skills.
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  • Why Climate Change Is a Tough Topic to Teach

    A recent book provides an in-depth look at some of the difficulties in teaching a fraught subject.
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  • Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
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  • 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?
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