Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in science.
How to Set Up a Butterfly GardenA project that guides students to learn about the migratory patterns of butterflies is a good way to explore science concepts.286
5 Ways to Make Your Science Classroom More Culturally ResponsiveScientific discovery can have a deeper impact on students when they see how it is relevant to their lives.
2 Ways to Encourage Better Note-TakingDo your high school students think that taking notes during class means writing down everything you say? You can teach them effective note-taking skills that increase their engagement.162
Why Students Should Write in All SubjectsWriting improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.16.5k
Teaching the Concept of Equity Through GardeningPlants can illustrate how different people need different things to be nourished—and how equality and equity differ.9.6k
Promoting Outdoor Learning in Urban SettingsTeachers can create meaningful outdoor learning experiences, even if they don’t have easy access to a wilderness space.234
How to Use the 5E Model in Your Science ClassroomAn inquiry-focused method gives students a way to connect scientific ideas to their experiences and apply their learning.3.1k
A Year of No TestsRemoving summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.2.3k
Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = ExplanationThe Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.27k
Reinventing AP Courses With Rigorous Project-Based LearningA 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.4.7k
8 Ways to Explore Seasons and Weather With Elementary StudentsTeachers can use these activities all year round to ensure that students have a solid foundation to learn more complex scientific material.416
Adapting Science Lessons for Distance LearningWith a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.5.4k
Teaching Climate Change Through Social and Emotional LearningHigh school students may feel anxious when studying climate change. Teachers can use SEL strategies to help them develop healthy coping skills.252
Bringing Student Choice to Assessment in Science ClassesWhat happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?4.7k
Developing Disciplinary Literacy by Exploring Biodiversity on CampusTaking campus walks and having students plant pollinator gardens are great ways to expose them to concepts related to biodiversity.340