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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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Science Strategies Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of resources related to teaching science on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, activities, lesson ideas, and more.

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More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

Putting the A in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) is often treated as an afterthought. Yet, art has always played a major role in helping us expand and appreciate new science technologies.

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The Permaculture Classroom: A Systems-Based Approach

Permaculture is ideal for teaching ecology, yet also works as a classroom design system that fosters empathy, inspires advocacy, and increases productivity within your school's existing standards and framework.

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3 Apps for Teaching Environmental Stewardship

BrainPOP, Book Creator, and Adobe Voice can help students articulate their ideas and share their Earth Day-related projects about living in balance with nature.

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STEAM Movement Creates Opportunities for Creativity

The additions of Art to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education expands opportunities in schools for integrated programs with much more creativity.

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Elementary Engineering: From Simple Machines to Life Skills
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Elementary Engineering: From Simple Machines to Life Skills

At Charles R. Drew, educators use design thinking for teaching engineering concepts to elementary students.

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STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs by Subject

Technology integration is a broad umbrella; applications and strategies vary by academic discipline. Edutopia's research analyst reviews subject-specific research and recommends programs for each.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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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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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

Kindergarten inclusion teacher Trisha Riche' inspires her students -- and her readers -- to play, learn and teach outside of the box.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

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

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The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know?

The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know? STEM blogger Eric Brunsell outlines the five features of science inquiry

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Twelve Ideas for Teaching With QR Codes

Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom.

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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