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Science

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

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

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Technology at the Rock: PBL-Driven Integrated Study

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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Making Friends With Failure

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

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The Connected Science Teacher

Edutopia blogger and STEM group facilitator Eric Brunsell shares some of his favorite online communities of, by and for science teachers.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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Behind the Next Generation Science Standards

Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell interviews Emily Miller of the Next Generation Science Standards writing team, and learns how decisions were reached and what teachers can expect next year.

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Trends in Research-Based Practice: Report from the AERA Conference

Edutopia Research Analyst Vanessa Vega reports on trends in research-based practice as examined at the recent AERA Conference.

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Celebrating Women in Technology

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz advocates for the personal and cultural benefits of steering more girls onto the technology career track.

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The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics
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The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics

Eleventh-grade biotechnology students use DNA barcoding to help save endangered African wildlife.

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Including Student Voice

Science teacher and curriculum coach Bill Palmer continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with an examination of Student Voice.

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Five Ways to Get Girls into STEM

Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls' interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen.

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Roller Coaster Middle School: How One Kid's Crazy Idea Took PBL to Thrilling New Heights

Will Pemble became CoasterDad when his son's backyard roller coaster idea turned into a massive PBL project integrating math, physics, and 21st century skills.

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Out of This World: Students Take an Eco-Friendly Field Trip to Mars
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Out of This World: Students Take an Eco-Friendly Field Trip to Mars

A focus on energy conservation brings the sciences to life in a art class at Redwood Middle School, in Napa, California.

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Project-Based Learning and the Gulf Oil Spill

Useful resources for applying project based learning to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Ownership and Agency Will Propel STEM Learning

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson presents evidence, from disappointing math and science assessment scores to Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking creativity, that the best way forward in STEM learning is by letting students lead.

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