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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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Ownership and Agency Will Propel STEM Learning

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson presents evidence, from disappointing math and science assessment scores to Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking creativity, that the best way forward in STEM learning is by letting students lead.

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool
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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

Guest blogger Dan Bloom describes how he used Minecraft to reimagine one of his ninth grade biology labs, and offers four steps toward incorporating the game into any curriculum.

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Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests teaching STEM subjects (which many find confusing and intimidating) via the science of football (which many find exciting and compelling).

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Teaching Physics with Felt

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz takes us through her design process for wearable electronic art as a demonstration of how makerspace projects can support STEM curriculum.

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Common Core in Action: How Two Science Teachers are Implementing Common Core

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller visits with two science teachers to learn how they are applying Common Core ELA standards to a subject not specifically addressed by the Common Core.

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Superhero Science

Guest blogger Autumn Crisp teaches her third graders about science by analyzing the powers of popular superheroes and having students scientifically invent their own mind-boggling comic book characters.

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Cultivating Imagination

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez, by way of Albert Einstein and Charlie Parker, shows us why it's so critical to cultivate our students' imaginations.

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Eight Classroom Resources to Help Teach About Hurricane Sandy

Edutopia's editorial assistant shares some great primary sources for helping kids understand the forces behind hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment
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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science
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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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Social Media in Education: The Power of Facebook

Social media like Facebook provides 21st-century learning opportunities for students -- and a forum for teachers all over to unite and network.

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Roller Coaster Middle School: How One Kid's Crazy Idea Took PBL to Thrilling New Heights

Will Pemble became CoasterDad when his son's backyard roller coaster idea turned into a massive PBL project integrating math, physics, and 21st century skills.

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6 Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

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Dive into the Maker Movement

Blogger Adam Provost visits the Fab Lab at NYC's Marymount School for a view from the front lines of the Maker movement.

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