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

  • Two high school students work on science project designing wind turbine

    Climate Justice Projects Combine Science and Citizenship

    Schools and districts can help students make connections between course content, environmental issues, and public policy.
    Suzie Boss
  • Student makes notes during outdoor science experiment

    7 Tips for Exploring Environmental Science Through Project-Based Learning

    The National Park Service has great resources for students to do real environmental science work—even if they don’t visit a park.
    134
  • Middle school students work on a laptop together in their classroom

    How GIFs Can Invigorate Instruction

    In the classroom, GIFs can help clarify complex processes—and students can easily create their own to share their understanding.
    148
  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
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  • Elementary aged boy gardening outside

    Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening

    Plants can illustrate how different people need different things to be nourished—and how equality and equity differ.
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  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    New research reveals that when science, reading, and math come together in rigorous hands-on projects, student collaboration, engagement, and achievement can soar.
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  • Reinventing AP Courses With Rigorous Project-Based Learning

    Reinventing AP Courses With Rigorous Project-Based Learning

    A new study shows that when implemented well, AP courses built around project-based learning can raise test scores for all students, including those in traditionally underserved demographics.
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  • Middle school student takes notes during virtual learning session

    Promoting Scientific Inquiry Inside and Outside of the Classroom

    Exposing students to discrepant events and online simulations can spark wonder and motivate them to investigate science beyond the classroom.
    293
  • lllustration concept for covid science experiments

    Science Lessons That Tap Into Student Curiosity About COVID-19

    Teaching about coronavirus can make learning more relevant while helping students cope with feelings of uncertainty and instability.
    403
  • High school students raise their hands in class

    How Any High School Science or Math Teacher Can Confidently Tackle Physics

    While the idea of teaching physics without formal training in the subject can be daunting, it can be done with just a little help.
    475
  • Student works on laptop in classroom while wearing mask

    Making Project-Based Learning Inclusive in a Hybrid Setting

    It’s not easy to help students feel connected when everyone isn’t in the same room, but these science teachers found a way to make it work.
    623
  • Science teacher talks to high school class

    Weaving Social Justice Into Science Instruction

    Shedding light on inequity in science fields bolsters students’ critical thinking skills and sense of self-efficacy in science. A free curriculum helps teachers get started.
    1.9k
  • Physics teacher works with a small group of students

    How to Support Vocabulary Building in Science Classes

    With carefully crafted statements that incorporate vocabulary and prompt discussion, students learn scientific terms and concepts more readily.
    1.5k
  • Young girl making a paper airplane at home

    Science Takes Flight With Paper Airplanes

    A well-designed STEM activity helps elementary students understand the basics of physics and design thinking.
    1.2k
  • Teenage girl participates in distance learning class at home with her laptop

    Ensuring That All Students Can See Themselves in STEM

    Meeting professionals of color in science, technology, engineering, and math can be a game changer for high school students.
    1.2k

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