George Lucas Educational Foundation
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in science.
The Science Classroom Makerspace
In freshman biology, lab work and design thinking come together through maker education.
How Can We Survive on Mars?
A fifth-grade project-based learning unit harnesses excitement about Mars to develop science, math, engineering, and literacy skills.
Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction
A veteran teacher shares the frustrations and challenges of this student-centered teaching model—and why she finds it so powerful.
The Whirligig Aerospace Challenge Lab
Using inexpensive supplies and six engineering practices, students design a paper Mars lander in this simple lesson.
How Can We Successfully Land a Rover on Mars?
The classic egg drop experiment gets reinvented as a driving question for physics students to explore a real-world problem.
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.
Outside Experts Boost Project Authenticity
Students are deeply motivated when they review their physics work with professionals in the field.
Getting Kids Outdoors With Technology
Five online tools that encourage students to get hands-on experience with nature.
A Research-Backed Science Curriculum
Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
Making Projects Accessible
To get started with student-led, project-based work, teachers can try the 5E instructional model.