George Lucas Educational Foundation

Science

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

  • Literacy

    Supporting Literacy in the Science Classroom

    There are a variety of ways to incorporate literacy strategies in science education without sacrificing content.
  • Maker Education

    The Science Classroom Makerspace

    In freshman biology, lab work and design thinking come together through maker education.
  • Project-Based Learning

    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.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

    A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
  • Project-Based Learning

    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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
  • Creativity

    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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

    A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

    Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell breaks scientific inquiry down into the basic CER model and offers suggestions for introducing it to students.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    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.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

    A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Making Projects Accessible

    To get started with student-led, project-based work, teachers can try the 5E instructional model.
  • Teacher Development

    Ten Websites for Science Teachers

    Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Local Issues Make Science Learning Meaningful

    Students use scientific inquiry to investigate real-world issues facing their community.