George Lucas Educational Foundation

Science

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

  • The Value of Digital Tools in Science Classes

    Digital learning experiences can be used to mirror the work of real scientists, boosting students’ engagement and learning outcomes.
    Emily Gonzalez
  • 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.
  • Dragons and Fairy Tales in Science Class

    Using stories as a hook to grab students’ attention leads them to deep engagement with scientific concepts.
  • Setting Up an Ecological Exchange

    Students can learn a lot about ecosystems by gathering objects from their area and swapping with a distant class.
  • Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

    A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
  • 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.
  • 50 Years of Children Drawing Scientists

    When girls don’t see women as scientists, they may not see their future selves as scientists, either—but teachers can make a difference.
  • It’s Good News on Girls and Science

    A recent meta-analysis of almost 80 studies finds that girls are making dramatic strides in imagining themselves as scientists—but there’s still work to do.
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
    Suzie Boss
  • A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
  • 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.
  • Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

    The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
  • Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

    A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.
  • Supporting Literacy in the Science Classroom

    There are a variety of ways to incorporate literacy strategies in science education without sacrificing content.
  • Using Pop Culture to Teach STEM

    Beach reads and summer blockbusters can be tools to create more engaging STEM lessons for the school year.