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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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Turn Traditional Units of Study into Deeper Learning Experiences

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3 Super-Simple Summer Science Activities

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Activities for Understanding Respect and Diversity

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Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests teaching STEM subjects (which many find confusing and intimidating) via the science of football (which many find exciting and compelling).

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Teaching Physics with Felt

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz takes us through her design process for wearable electronic art as a demonstration of how makerspace projects can support STEM curriculum.

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Common Core in Action: How Two Science Teachers are Implementing Common Core

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller visits with two science teachers to learn how they are applying Common Core ELA standards to a subject not specifically addressed by the Common Core.

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Superhero Science

Guest blogger Autumn Crisp teaches her third graders about science by analyzing the powers of popular superheroes and having students scientifically invent their own mind-boggling comic book characters.

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Cultivating Imagination

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez, by way of Albert Einstein and Charlie Parker, shows us why it's so critical to cultivate our students' imaginations.

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Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum

Professor, author and guest blogger Mark Gura advocates for the benefits of teaching robotics across all content areas of the K-12 curriculum.

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Teamwork Takes Teachers to the Moon

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson recounts how, as a middle school math teacher on a professional development retreat at NASA Kennedy Space Center, he got a taste of aerospace engineering by helping to build a working rover.

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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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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning
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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.

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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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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding
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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding

When long-term projects form the backbone of the curriculum, learning takes off.

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.

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Video Games in the STEM Classroom

Blogger and teacher Shawn Cornally describes how he came to accept his students' passion for video games and channel some of the titles into his STEM curriculum.

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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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