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

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    Spending time outside one day each week helps students find a sense of calm and become careful observers of the natural world.
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    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

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  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
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    Science fiction is a great entry point for helping elementary and middle school students think about science in new ways.
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  • Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening

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  • 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.
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  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

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  • Bringing Student Choice to Assessment in Science Classes

    What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?
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    The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
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  • Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
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    By creating opportunities for students to study outside, teachers can connect their classes to nature through hands-on lessons.
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