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

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  • Harnessing the Educational Potential of TikTok in Science Classes

    For many science teachers, TikTok serves as a useful library of inspiration for in-class discussions, experiments, and student inquiry.
    Daniel Leonard
  • Exploring Before Explaining Sparks Learning

    New elementary science teachers can build student engagement and enhance learning by using the explore-before-explain approach.
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    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.
  • Using an Academy Model to Reimagine CTE

    A high school STEAM academy focused on aviation offers replicable approaches for rethinking meaningful career and technical education.
  • 9 Tips for Using Crosscutting Concepts to Boost Students’ Scientific Thinking

    Introducing elementary students to ideas that apply across disciplines enhances their understanding of the sciences as an interconnected whole.
  • 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.
  • How to Use the 5E Model in Your Science Classroom

    An inquiry-focused method gives students a way to connect scientific ideas to their experiences and apply their learning.
  • Having Students Document Scientific Phenomena Outside the Classroom

    Middle school science teachers can have students explore the natural world, strengthening their scientific habits of mind.
  • How to Set Up a Highly Engaged Science Classroom

    By establishing routines that encourage curiosity, collaboration, and self-reliance, teachers can help students make the most of their time in science class.
  • Using Skills to Grade Proficiency in Science

    Proficiency scales provide an excellent way to evaluate students on their scientific knowledge and skills.
  • 2 Ways to Encourage Better Note-Taking

    Do 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.
  • Designing Interdisciplinary Units in Elementary School

    This eight-step framework can help teachers create units that integrate science and social studies with math and English language arts.
  • 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.
  • Making Science Connections Across the Curriculum

    Dedicating a day each week to integrating science into every subject helped an elementary school boost attendance, learning, and fun.
  • 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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