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Learning Science with Project-Based Learning Empowered by Discussion Forums

ELLs are better positioned to learn science through the COPPELLS model of PBL, which provides online and asynchronous forums for reviewing and discussing course material.

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

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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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

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Girls and Science: A Dream Deferred

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Color Theory

Whether you're looking through the lens of science, art, or philosophy, lessons around color can be engaging and fun. VideoAmy has gathered a playlist of videos about color to get your creative juices flowing.

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reports from EdCamp NYC about design thinking, the maker movement and their relevance to STEM curriculum.

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

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Eight Classroom Resources to Help Teach About Hurricane Sandy

Edutopia's editorial assistant shares some great primary sources for helping kids understand the forces behind hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Cultivate Social and Emotional Skills with Ecoliteracy

Carolie Sly of the Center for Ecoliteracy identifies five vital life practices that integrate emotional, social and ecological literacy.

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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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Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell breaks scientific inquiry down into the basic CER model and offers suggestions for introducing it to students.

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Dive into the Maker Movement

Blogger Adam Provost visits the Fab Lab at NYC's Marymount School for a view from the front lines of the Maker movement.

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

The humanities teach students critical thinking and historical perspective, two crucial skills for success in our ever-accelerating future.

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Project-Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom

Journey North: Children Practice Real Science by Monitoring Monarchs

Journey North involves thousands of students in monitoring migration patterns of butterflies and other species.

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Students Get Involved in Current Events through Project-Based Learning

Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

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Emphasize Real Problems to Boost STEM Learning

Interested in creating more student-driven learning experiences, especially in the STEM? Check out these resources and ideas.

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Teachers' Tech Tools for Physics

Technology teacher and blogger Charlie Schofield presents some of his favorite apps for simplifying the often overwhelming subject of physics.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Projects Encourage Students to Excel

Mott Hall School: STEM Projects Encourage Students to Excel

A commitment to projects and widespread use of laptop computers has spelled success for middle school students at this New York City math, science, and technology academy.

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