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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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A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

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The Immutable Impact of Black Scientists and Inventors

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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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Girls and Robotics

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at what happens when girls build robots - and wonders why it doesn't happen more frequently.

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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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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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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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5 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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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology
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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.

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Two girls exploring with littleBits circuits
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Turn Traditional Units of Study Into Deeper Learning Experiences

A third grade class asked why their state, Rhode Island, had no official state insect when 46 other states did. Read what happened next.

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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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