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Computer-Based IMs for Science

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Is it too soon to think about the First Day of School?

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Are Graduate Degrees a Thing of the Past?

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PBL Meets the Next Gen Science Standards

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers the natural alignment between the NGSS and PBL, as both approaches focus on deeper learning - not just the science content, but also the content of being a scientist.

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Encouraging Science at Home is Easier Than You Think

Guest blogger 'Science Bob' Pflugfelder, a noted science ed popularizer, suggests that parents encourage their children's natural curiosity through activities like dismantling old computers, touring their home's utilities, and borrowing small...

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller looks at the enhanced possibilities of using 21st century skills to engage students with real-world challenges through combining the pedagogical model of PBL with the rich content area of STEAM.

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Preparing for Happy Accidents

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez says that discovery, invention and serendipity are easier to recognize with a 'prepared mind.' She offers four ways for training students to notice and profit from happy accidents.

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Adventures with Dr. Smallz: Creating a Powerful Need to Know

Science teacher Leah Hirsch inspires students' need to know with a microscopic, absent-minded doctor lost in a patient's body who sends the class communiques to help him diagnose and cure.

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The Immutable Impact of Black Scientists and Inventors

For Black History Month, Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez talks about the African-American scientists and inventors responsible for some of modern life's indispensible components: light bulbs, elevators, air conditioning, traffic signals, gas masks...

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Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.

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Should You Flip Your Classroom?

There is a lot of buzz around the flipped classroom model. Blogger and AP Chemistry Ramsay Musallam covers the pros and cons and offers a framework to help you consider whether flipping is the approach for your classroom.

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Twenty of the Worst Science Jokes Ever

In honor of Edutopia's 20th Anniversary, blogger Eric Brunsell shares his favorite (bad) science jokes. Please add your own! The more groan inducing, the better.

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STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy

John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design, makes a convincing case for adding art to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum - and turning STEM into STEAM.

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

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Coming Soon to a School Near You: New Science Standards

In parallel to the Common Core, science is getting a new set of standards. Blogger Eric Brunsell describes the process and framework for this new collection of 21st century requirements.

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How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math

Blogger Ben Johnson makes a case for more collaboration between math and science teachers.

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