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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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The Permaculture Classroom: A Systems-Based Approach

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More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

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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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Making Friends With Failure

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.

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Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez turns STEM into STEAM through the amazing, artistic secret sauce of creativity.

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5 Steps to a Greener School

Deborah Moore, co-founder of Green Schools Initiative, offers eco-friendly suggestions and resources for a greener, healthier back-to-school.

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5-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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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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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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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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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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Early-Childhood Education Takes to the Outdoors

Kids in Waldkindergarten, also known as forest kindergarten, are building fires and braving the snow. And they're all the better for it.

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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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