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    Quick and Inexpensive Design Challenges

    Encouraging upper elementary and middle school students to collaborate in solving a problem helps cement science learning.
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    How to Ease Math Anxiety in the Classroom

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    How science teachers can use ELL strategies to help students have a better grasp of the vocabulary of science.
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    Developing Students’ Ethical Thinking in STEM Classes

    Teachers can use social and emotional learning frameworks to scaffold student discussions of ethical issues around advances in technology.
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    If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.
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    How to Build Your Own Outdoor Classroom

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    Stereotypes and cultural norms dampen girls’ interest in STEM, but educators can counter the disparities with small changes to their practice.
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    Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.
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    Our periodically updated list of beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.
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    Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

    By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.
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    A well-designed STEM activity helps elementary students understand the basics of physics and design thinking.
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