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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in science.

  • Boy sprays water from garden hose onto car and makes a rainbow.

    Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home

    A fifth-grade teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes.
    Pete Barnes
  • Home science experiment

    4 Questions Designed to Make Hybrid Science Classes More Equitable

    Online and in-person students can still learn the basic concepts behind lab experiments with the right supports.
  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
  • Science experiment using onions

    How to Set Up a Science Fair During the Pandemic

    A middle school science teacher preps her students for science fair by exploring their interest in real world issues.
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  • Shawn Sutton creating a science experiment demonstration video at home

    Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
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  • Boy looking through binoculars outside.

    How to Make Remote or Hybrid Math and Science Instruction Engaging

    Take advantage of online resources and simple experiments students can do at home to keep them learning in all teaching scenarios.
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  • Science teacher recording science lab for distance learning

    5 Smart Ways to Run Science Labs When You’re Teaching Remotely

    Experiential learning is hard to manage when students are not in the room. Middle and high school teachers tell us how they’re making it work.
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  • Middle school student speaking in front of her science class

    Bringing Student Choice to Assessment in Science Classes

    What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?
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  • Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning Journey

    Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning Journey

    By leaving space in their lessons for authentic curiosity to take hold, teachers can enable deeper learning.
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  • A teacher in a science classroom talks as a student raises their hand.

    Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

    A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
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  • Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

    The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
    22.6k
  • Boy does science experiment outside

    Using Human-Centered Strategies to Adapt Science Lessons for Remote Learning

    By coordinating with families and keeping things simple, K–8 teachers can guide students to engage in meaningful science lessons at home.
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  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
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  • Projects That Work: Mission to Mars

    Projects That Work: Mission to Mars

    Physics students assume the role of aerospace engineers to explore the real-world problem of how to land a rover on Mars.
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  • 22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

    Look through the door of one classroom and you might see the students hunched over, not engaged, even frowning. Look through the door of another classroom, and you might see a room full of lively students, eager, engaged and participating. What is the second teacher doing that the first one isn't? He or she is using creativity in that classroom.
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