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  • Students in high school science class do an experiment with help from tablet

    How to Develop Students’ Science Media Literacy

    Lessons on how science-related topics are presented in the media prepare students to make informed judgments about what they read.
    Elissar Gerges
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  • Using Origami to Teach Children About Endangered Animals

    As elementary students turn squares of paper into animals they’re studying, the age-old Japanese art form makes lessons more memorable.
    533
  • 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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  • Using Simple Outdoor Science Lessons to Inspire Students

    Open-ended prompts can guide students to explore life science processes in the world around them.
    571
  • 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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  • Using Videos to Give Students Personalized Feedback

    Video messages make commenting on student work easy and interactive—and can enhance teacher-student relationships.
  • Digital Science Notebooks Showcase Student Learning

    Interactive notebooks that hold bell work, lab data, and class notes serve as a portfolio of learning—for the benefit of both students and their teacher.
    257
  • Using ELL Strategies in the Science Classroom

    How science teachers can use ELL strategies to help students have a better grasp of the vocabulary of science.
    308
  • 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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  • 5 Ways to Explore Science Concepts Through Movement

    When classroom resources are limited because of the pandemic, students still have access to helpful learning materials—their bodies.
    253
  • Elementary students examine a butterfly outdoors

    Focusing on Science With Elementary Students This Year

    Science instruction boosts students’ curiosity and encourages collaboration, which will help them transition back to in-person school.
    250
  • Sparking Interest in Biology by Focusing on Conservation

    Nature-based lessons inspire students to become citizen scientists, tapping their interest in conservation to foster deep learning.
    250
  • Billboard advertisement for teaching science concepts

    Enriching Science Curricula With Ads

    Teachers can use advertisements in a variety of media to help students cement their science knowledge and develop media literacy skills.
    161
  • Two students draw the Earth with markers

    Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science

    Teachers in any content area can use project-based learning to explore environmental concerns with their students.
    338

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