George Lucas Educational Foundation

Science

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

  • Showcasing the Work of Professional Scientists

    Students can invite local scientists to present their work at school to raise awareness of how new developments affect people’s lives.
    John Dorroh
  • Get Creative With Lab Report Alternatives

    Students need to learn to write a formal lab report, but there’s room in science classes for them to show their learning in other ways as well.
  • Using the Outdoors to Teach STEM

    An engaging activity encourages students to explore math in everyday spaces like parks and school campuses.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

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

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
  • Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

    A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dragons and Fairy Tales in Science Class

    Using stories as a hook to grab students’ attention leads them to deep engagement with scientific concepts.