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Learning Science with Project-Based Learning Empowered by Discussion Forums

ELLs are better positioned to learn science through the COPPELLS model of PBL, which provides online and asynchronous forums for reviewing and discussing course material.

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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Girls and Science: A Dream Deferred

Yale professor and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez looks at how girls have been diverted from learning STEM subjects in the 20th century, and at how we need to recapture their interest.

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Khan Academy's Discovery Lab: Summer Camp Where STEM Meets PBL

Director Minli Virdone describes Khan Academy's Discovery Lab summer camp, where, among other hands-on projects, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders learn by reverse engineering common household objects.

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Resources for Computer Science Education Week

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz tells us why Computer Science Education Week matters and suggests ways to celebrate it.

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Video Games in the STEM Classroom

Blogger and teacher Shawn Cornally describes how he came to accept his students' passion for video games and channel some of the titles into his STEM curriculum.

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Flipping This Class: A Journey from Professor to Popularizer

Yale Professor Ainissa Ramirez discusses what it takes to transform a dry science lecture into a riveting YouTube video.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Color Theory

Whether you're looking through the lens of science, art, or philosophy, lessons around color can be engaging and fun. VideoAmy has gathered a playlist of videos about color to get your creative juices flowing.

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reports from EdCamp NYC about design thinking, the maker movement and their relevance to STEM curriculum.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate World Water Day

How do you teach your students about water? Here's a list of videos to make learning about environmental issues, water conservation, and the biology of water fun.

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Creative Role-Play Encourages Deeper Science Learning
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Adventures with Dr. Smallz: Creating a Powerful Need to Know

Science teacher Leah Hirsch inspires students' need to know with a microscopic, absent-minded doctor lost in a patient's body who sends the class communiques to help him diagnose and cure.

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Why Do We Teach?

With the Internet offering instant information, today's teachers need to redefine the educator's role from conveyor of knowledge to facilitator of problem solving and inquiry.

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

Teaching life skills such as high tech welding could be one antidote to the economic crisis.

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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm
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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

Elisabeth Loseke's Hands-On Education When asked how I have been exposed to science during my lifetime, my matter-of-fact response is usually something like this: "I grew up in a science lab." I can only imagine the thoughts running through the other person'...

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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