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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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Turn Traditional Units of Study into Deeper Learning Experiences

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Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone

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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

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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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STEMbite: An Experiment in Teaching with Google Glass

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, an early adopter of Google Glass, shares his STEMbite project, a series of short, exciting STEM videos made possible through cutting-edge wearable technology.

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Environmental Education Through Environmental Action

Explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau suggests that, with young people already aware of the environmental crisis, the next step is youth-driven environmental action.

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PBL Course Development: Collaboration Among Colleagues

Biology teacher Jayesh Rao continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with a reflection on the experience of collaborating with his colleagues to develop new courses.

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"How Do I Teach This?" vs. "What Did We Learn?"

Teacher and blogger Shawn Cornally suggests that we should let student motivation become a factor in determining curriculum.

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Teaching and the Environmental Crisis: Resources and Models

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips looks at the resources and models available for engaging students in meaningful lessons about a wide range of environmental crises.

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Passion-Based Learning

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez advocates passion-based learning as the best possible way to bring out students' inner geeks and make the subject matter personally meaningful to them.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning
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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about interdependence, caring for the environment, and the value of hard work.

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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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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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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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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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Strategies for Embedding Project-Based Learning into STEM Education

Thom Markham from the Buck Institute shares some strategies for embedding PBL in STEM education.

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