Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in science.
- Beach reads and summer blockbusters can be tools to create more engaging STEM lessons for the school year.
- When girls don’t see women as scientists, they may not see their future selves as scientists, either—but teachers can make a difference.
- Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.
- Physics students assume the role of aerospace engineers to explore the real-world problem of how to land a rover on Mars.
- Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
- Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
- Bringing together Shakespeare and forensics, or Icarus and design thinking, shows how literature and science can illuminate each other.
- 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.
- A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.
- There are a variety of ways to incorporate literacy strategies in science education without sacrificing content.
- The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
- A veteran teacher shares the frustrations and challenges of this student-centered teaching model—and why she finds it so powerful.
- To get started with student-led, project-based work, teachers can try the 5E instructional model.