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Help With Reproduction Standards
Re: 1. Know that reproduction is a characteristic of all living things and is essential to the continuation of a species. 2. Identify the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction. 3. Know that, in sexual reproduction, an egg and sperm unite to begin the development of a new individu...

by Paul Champlin > Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:28 PM

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Life Science
Avoiding Lectures When Instructing Life Science
I think it is very important to involve activities instead of just listening to a lecture and observing a power point slides. I believe every ( if possible) science lecture or new topic should have a hands on activity or a lab work whether it be individual, in a group, or as a class. Besides the cla...

by Claudia Corrales > Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:57 PM

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Life Science
Managing Student Behavior
I agree with what has been said here. We aren't always able to change our schedules so the next best thing is to engage the students like, Nayell, said. I try to keep some fast and easy demos to do at the beginning of each unit. Without explaining the demo I do this right at the beginning of class...

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 PM

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New Teachers
Summer Research Experience for Teachers - April 29th Deadline!
Apply today to spend the summer in a research lab!  Apply by April 29th, 2018, visit  www.beaconed.wordpress.com  for details! Teacher Revolution: Teachers Researching Evolution This program provides teachers the opportunity to work with a team of research scientists in university ...

by DeWolf > Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:16 AM

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Professional Development
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 PM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 PM

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Research in Science Education
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 PM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 PM

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Life Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 PM

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Professional Development
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 PM

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Professional Development
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
I like your thinking on this matter. The safety of students in our classrooms is extremely important today, but the safety of educators is important as well. With the world of education as it is, there is a lot of room for error and we need to prepare ourselves for these risks. I absolutely agree th...

by Ryan Crim > Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 AM

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Early Childhood
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
safety should always be discussed before a science lesson, I think that it refreshes students' minds of their expectations and holds them accountable for their actions and behavior during science lessons. I came across these simple safety contracts for elementary, middle and high school. I will atta...

by Danielle Pinto > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 AM

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Early Childhood
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
I think a quiz is great, but since lab safety is very important I feel like a game could be better. Maybe you can do a quiz outlaid where you randomly choose a student and ask them a question , if they get it right then they get a point. the top 5 winners will get a prize like chocolate or extra poi...

by Angelica Munoz > Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:48 AM

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Early Childhood
NSTA Learning Center Website
Carolyn, your post was of great help to me! I had been trying to locate how to access the advanced search function. It is not labeled "Advanced Search," so I thought I had been looking in the wrong place!

by Ryan Crim > Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:31 PM

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New Teachers
Lesson Plan Ideas
My professor had us conduct a model of the lunar phases using Styrofoam balls and flashlights. One person held the Styrofoam ball on a skewer, while another person pointed a flashlight at the ball. While the moon person moves around, the flashlight person stands still. We observed and talked about t...

by Melissa Deleon > Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Trips
Hello, in elementary students can have a field trip around the school if there is a garden, or just to look at some forms of life. Sometimes field trips can be expensive, but try seeing if you can visit the greenhouse or museum at the local college/university. You can also tour their lab facilities ...

by Katherine Chambers > Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:06 PM

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Informal Science
classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena. Recently, I experienced this similar problem when I tried to teach a lesson on sound energy and felt overwhelmed with classroom management. My suggestion is to constantly remind students they are scientist and must respect the tools they are using and remind them of lab safety. I just rem...

by Anna Snowden > Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 PM

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Early Childhood
classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena. I am currently a student teacher in a second grade classroom. When I was creating my 5E science lesson pla, my professor wanted us to think of all the safety rules that we should go over with the students to make sure no accidents happen. I believe it is very important to let the students...

by Carolina Olvera > Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:16 PM

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Early Childhood
Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hello Kathleen! Thank you for your post! I find myself always sneaking in an engaging game at the end of the lesson to create some movement or competition within the class. I ask myself sometimes if this is too fun for the students. I believe that the students should always have fun while learning...

by Taylor Luu > Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:30 PM

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Early Childhood
The Rock Cycle
Hi Stefanie, High-five for student teaching! I am a student teacher as well. I had the same issue when planning my lesson on the ladybug cycle. I was stressing over the time because my class only dedicates 45mins to Science as well. My professor told us it was okay to split the lesson between da...

by Nayeli Salas > Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 PM

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Earth and Space Science
classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena, It is important to make sure your students know the safety expectations when conducting an experiment. If your school has school-wide rules to follow, you can ask students to tell you what they are before beginning the experiment. As the students are experimenting, never assume the st...

by Nayeli Salas > Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:39 PM

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Early Childhood
Fun Science Lessons
Hello Mary! I am currently a student teacher in a second grade classroom. My science professor had us create a science 5E lesson plan and record ourselves teaching it to the students. My lesson was “the student will distinguish the differences between natural resources and manmade resources”. The...

by Carolina Olvera > Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:00 PM

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Elementary Science
2018 Summer Science Institute: Educating for Environmental Change
Act fast! The deadline for applications is April 15th. This free PD on climate change education covers your expenses and provides a daily stipend. Find out more at: https://www.wonderlab.org/educators/ssi2018/#summer-science-institute

by DeWolf > Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:17 PM

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Professional Development
Managing Student Behavior
Yes, what Arlene said is true. While my schedule varies from year to year and sometimes it's hard to fit things throughout the day due to specials schedule I do my best to put math and science in the morning. This year my schedule is so I have literacy and writing in the afternoon. It actually wor...

by Brenda Velasco > Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:46 AM

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New Teachers
Fun Science Lessons
Hello, I am currently student teaching in a first grade classroom. For my science class at my university, we were required to plan and teach a 5E science lesson to our students. My lesson was over water. For my engagement, I had a tabletop waterfall and the students loved it! I think it is really i...

by Danielle Cavazos > Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:20 PM

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Elementary Science
Amount of time for science in the classroom
I agree with you 100% that science is being rushed through at the end of the day or even completely left out. I believe schools simply do not give teachers enough time for it because their main concern is teaching reading, writing, and math. I am currently student teaching in a 1st grade classroom a...

by Danielle Cavazos > Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:07 PM

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Elementary Science
How do you take science home?
The NSTA has amazing resources with great tools that can help. It always depends on grade level and their capacity of doing projects at home. Also, depending on their help at home I would create safe home experiments that are easy with the help/ supervision of a parent. Always keeping in mind the sa...

by Luz Alonzo > Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:43 PM

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Informal Science
How do you take science home?
The NSTA has amazing resources with great tools that can help. It always depends on grade level and their capacity of doing projects at home. Also, depending on their help at home I would create safe home experiments that are easy with the help/ supervision of a parent. Always keeping in mind the sa...

by Luz Alonzo > Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 PM

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Informal Science
Future educator advice
Great Advice! I too worry about becoming a first year teacher and all the new experiences and challenges that come with it. The one advice I that stood out to me was collaborating with other teacher about what works and dosen’t work. Science is a fun and exciting subject to teach because students ar...

by Alondra Hernandez > Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
A safety contract is a good idea so that student's know what is expected of them and if the parents are asked to sign, the parents know what is expected as well. The contract does provide precautions however I believe that one of the most important things is maintaining a safe learning environment t...

by Ashley Garcia > Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:35 PM

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Early Childhood
Class Size
Hi Maci. Your post really grabbed my attention. From the perspective of the student that has been in a small class before, I can say it was amazing and I loved it! We had rich and meaningful conversations in class. We worked in extremely small groups and created great friendships. Even though it was...

by Anna Snowden > Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:05 PM

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Physical Science
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
Good discussion on a critical topic, including using safe behaviors outside of the lab! A good place for resources and information is NSTA's safety Resources . As you scroll down, you'll see that the preferred language now is safety "acknowledgement form" rather than contract. The site has exam...

by Mary Bigelow > Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:44 PM

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Early Childhood
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
On top of a safety contract at the beginning of the year, I think it is crucial for us as teachers to remind our students that these simple safety precautions must be taken outside of the classroom as well. Fo instance, when to wear gloves/protective eyewear in certain situations or even the common ...

by Nicole Leon > Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:50 PM

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Early Childhood
Engagement
Hi Nicolette! When planning a lesson I like to use a 5E lesson plan format! I love that student engagement is something you are paying close attention too. I also love using books to start a lesson. I think using a book it just fine to start off with as long as you follow up with a hands-on activit...

by Keaton Despard > Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 PM

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Early Childhood
Implementing STEM in the Classroom
All, STEM as said by all of you but will repeat is a curriculum based-approach on educating students in the 4 disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM is designed so all 4 disciplines are taught cohesively and not to be separated. Currently I am in an elementary scho...

by Hussein Pacha > Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:53 AM

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STEM
safety Rules in the Classroom
Hi Nicole, You are so right. safety is the number one thing to do in a science class. This is another way to have fun in the classroom.

by Almadelia Castizo > Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:22 PM

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Earth and Space Science
safety Rules in the Classroom
I totally agree! safety should always be a priority. Even when experiments are "simple" students can always find a different way to do things and might get hurt or hurt someone by accident. I am currently student teaching at a second grade classroom and I taught a science lesson recently. I had a lo...

by Claudia Duca > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:59 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:30 PM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:29 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:27 PM

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New Teachers
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 PM

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Life Science
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:25 PM

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Professional Development
STEAM Teaching Position
A full time position is available for a highly motivated individual to join the STEAM Studio team at Next Generation School.  We are seeking applicants who have an enthusiasm for planning and teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in an educational enrichment program.  STEAM Stu...

by Angela Nelson > Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:34 PM

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STEM
Chem for those who do not like it
Morgan, you might be interested in one of NSTA's books, it is 15.96 for members. I have the one of Forces and Motion and it breaks everything down so that even I can understand physics. More Chemistry Basics: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It Some of the chapte...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 AM

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Chemistry
Science Notebooks
Hi Sayde, I believe journals are extremely beneficial to a classroom. You should divide it in sections and have sections for labs, class notes, reflections, etc. and allow the students to write all their information on there. This is an easy way to collect data and have class information at the ...

by Rachel Chaple > Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:04 AM

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Life Science
Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
Carili, I strongly suggest that you urge your sister to NOT have students debate evolution vs. creationism.  I’m attaching an article on student debates of controversial issues, which anyone who is considering having a debate should look at. There are several problems with having students deba...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:01 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Engaging Students in the Classroom
Hi Nicole, Thank you for this post. It is true that engagement is the key if we want our students to learn. There are some topics that can be challenging when thinking of how to engage students. (For example, when students have to learn about rocks. It is hard to think of something on the spot that...

by Claudia Duca > Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:38 AM

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Earth and Space Science
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
Hi Caridad, You bring up a lot of good points about safety in the science lab. There are so many hazards that could happen, and we might not even expect some of them. I am a student teacher at an elementary school, and I recently gave a science lesson. Before my lesson began, I reminded students ...

by Bianca Balderas > Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:45 PM

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Early Childhood
Plant Life Cycle - Kindergarten
Awesome post about a well planned lesson Nicolette! It is very important to use open ended questions in an inquiry lesson! Maybe have students talk about how they would grow their own plant and elaborate on what type of plant it would be and how it would grow.

by Caridad Camaraza > Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 PM

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Early Childhood
The Importance of a Classroom safety Contract
Throughout elementary, middle, and even high school, students are asked to sign safety contracts at the beginning of the school year. Now as teachers we are being asked to create them. Many times teachers will question why a safety contract is needed when students will just sign it with out even rea...

by Caridad Camaraza > Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:40 PM

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Early Childhood
safety Rules in the Classroom
Science is a key to learning in the classroom. It is a way students learn about earth, the solar system, rock cycle, rock formation, laws and so much more. Keeping students engaged is something essential in teaching science. A way to engage students is by experiments and investigations. When it come...

by Nicole Miranda > Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:49 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Plant Life Cycle - Kindergarten
Hi all! I am getting ready to teach an inquiry-based lesson on the plant life cycle to a kindergarten class. I plan to use actual potted plants for my students to pull out of the soil so they can explore by feeling and seeing the different parts of the plant. I am struggling with what to do for t...

by Nicolette Hale > Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:52 PM

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Early Childhood
classroom management during experiments
Selena, First and foremost, I believe it is important to establish clear expectations with your students. I feel that you should let them know from the beginning what you are expecting out of your students and if and/or what consequences they will face if they do not meet these expectations. Disc...

by Nicolette Hale > Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:35 PM

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Early Childhood
classroom management during experiments
Gladys, I totally agree with you! Even with 4th and 5th graders, we go over safety procedures every time we do an experiment/lab. We review jobs and expectations for each group. I love the cup strategy!!! I need to borrow that!

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:23 PM

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Early Childhood
How do you take science home?
Anna and everyone, I, too, used to think that science could only be done in a lab at school with your classmates and teacher present, but I am currently taking a science methods course (I am a student teacher), and I have learned science can be done at home or anywhere, for that matter. For examp...

by Hussein Pacha > Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:13 PM

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2634 Views
Informal Science
Assement
Hi Mercy -- In addition to assessing students after a lesson, it's important to informally assess students during a lesson. Quick and frequent thumbs-up/down responses from the students can give you instant feedback during a discussion. Some teachers use small white boards or half sheets ...

by Mary Bigelow > Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:02 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hello Kathleen, I'm studying to become an early childhood educator, so I thought your post was very interesting. I find it odd that with various amounts of studies/evidence available some people think that allowing children to play in a school setting is not beneficial. According to The American...

by gabriela Aparicio > Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:07 PM

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Early Childhood
Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi Leslie, I am also studying to be an Elementary School teacher! I think that with Kindergarten the two major aspects of STEM that can be easily implemented would be both technology, and engineering. Engineering can be incorporated into many activities at that level due to their natural desire to...

by Glory Scollon > Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:07 PM

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STEM
Fun Science Lessons
Hi Mary, I have seen that the most engaging activities are the ones that students do themselves. Although the outcome is not always the "coolest", students enjoy hands on activities. I have tried where students walk on eggs, they are so convinced the eggs are going to crack under pressure and to se...

by Claudia Duca > Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:56 PM

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Elementary Science
Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22)! How do you celebrate science with your students on this special day?
Scientific literacy is an important aspect of our democracy. Science teachers have an important role – to prepare students for the responsibilities of active citizenship. With Earth Day coming up, I wonder, how do you celebrate science with your students on this special day? Do you have a special le...

by Megan Doty > Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Technical Writing: Writing Nonfiction Simultaneously
  T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Writing Nonfiction Simultaneously In August, 2017, the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM) devoted eight journal pages to an article on the ...

by bad_account bad_account > Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 AM

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STEM
Keeping Students Engaged
A great way to keep students involved is using phenomenon based lessons. When students observe or experience a phenomenon (no matter how big or small), they then become invested in solving the problem for themselves. This often leads to hands on explorations. The best way for me to ensure I am doing...

by Angel Peterson > Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:03 PM

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Elementary Science
Free STEM PD with Classroom Materials and Year-round Support
MDA STEM Education Development (STEM ED) is a professional development program for K-8 teachers and informal educators. STEM ED begins with a week-long summer workshop during which educators explore STEM concepts in real-world contexts and develop STEM-related instructional activities aligned wi...

by Lara Stubbs > Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:38 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Free STEM PD with Classroom Materials and Year-round Support
MDA STEM Education Development (STEM ED) is a professional development program for K-8 teachers and informal educators. STEM ED begins with a week-long summer workshop during which educators explore STEM concepts in real-world contexts and develop STEM-related instructional activities aligned with s...

by Lara Stubbs > Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Some Resources to teach CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) in Science
Hello everyone, If you're like me, you're trying to find ways to something like CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) fun and relevant for the students. I've provided some links to resources I've developed over this past year with regard to teaching CER in the science classroom.  Whether it's an intr...

by Kent Lui > Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Integrating STEM
Hello Garnica, I am also a Student Teacher and interested in teaching science in EC-6 classrooms. To answer your question, NSTA website has various resources and learning tools available for all grade level filtered by content. But in case you need help navigating through, here is a quick link f...

by An Vu > Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:51 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 PM

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Life Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 PM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:33 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:32 PM

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Professional Development
NGSS-ESS webinar - April 12th 4 PM ET
FYI... Dear Colleague, The NGSS-ESS Working Group is pleased to announce a free webinar on Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Please visit: https://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/apr...

by DeWolf > Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:34 AM

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Professional Development
First Grade Science Lesson
Good afternoon Caroline, In relation to your forum, I wanted to share that I recently have created a 5E lesson on living and nonliving things. I will begin by engaging my students with an informative book called "Living or Nonliving?" by Abbie Dunne. After reading the book, I will create an open...

by Darlyng Trujillo > Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:03 PM

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General Science and Teaching
NGSS Sample Assessments for Grades 6-8
Hi Randall. Measured Progress has created formative assessments built to NGSS topics and performance expectations for middle school (6-8), called STEM Gauge . Elementary (K-5) is also available. These assessments are built to the integrated NGSS model. The teachers guide is designed to help you ma...

by Alice Sneary > Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:11 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Apply on edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775 Reed Union School District – Public School J ob Description: Teacher K-8 I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experien...

by Jason Shern > Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:47 AM

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Professional Development
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Apply on edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775 Reed Union School District – Public School Job Description: Teacher K-8 I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experi...

by Jason Shern > Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:45 AM

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New Teachers
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Apply on edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775 Reed Union School District – Public School Job Description: Teacher K-8 I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experi...

by Jason Shern > Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:44 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Must apply on Edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775 Job Description: Teacher K-8     I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experience, and interests to achieve learning goals for...

by Jason Shern > Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:10 PM

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New Teachers
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Apply on edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775   Job Description: Teacher K-8     I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experience, and interests to achieve learning goals for all...

by Jason Shern > Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science teacher wanted in Tiburon, CA (Starting salary range: $55,593 - $100,935 Base, Depends on experience
Apply on edjoin.org at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1017775   Job Description: Teacher K-8     I.          Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experience, and interests to achieve learning goals for all...

by Jason Shern > Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 PM

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Informal Science
Technical Writing: Scientific Readability and Academic English
For a free PD workshop related to this post, check out Lawrence Livermore Natl lab's "Technical Writing for Science Class," July 12-13, 2018, details and registration at https://education.llnl.gov/programs/teacher-research-academies/technical-writing T. R. Girill

by bad_account bad_account > Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 PM

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STEM
Project-based learning in a geology classroom
Hi Anna, I teach preservice and in service science teachers an earth science course. We explore geological concepts and find ways to approach them with their students. You mentioned collaboration as a goal in your high school classroom. This starts with understanding the make up ...

by Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton > Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Project-based learning in a geology classroom
I am a pre-service teacher, currently student teaching in a high school geology classroom. I would like to implement more project-based learning with my students. What are some effective strategies that you have found helpful in implementing a project-based learning unit? Also, how do you incorporat...

by Annastacia Maynard > Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:27 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Formative Assessments used in Secondary Science Classroom
I am a pre-service science teacher.  Currently, I am working on a class project for one of my graduate courses regarding the factors that affect the selection and implementation of formative assessments in the secondary science classroom.  There have been many studies regarding the effectiveness of ...

by Denise Coslo > Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:07 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Avoiding Lectures When Instructing Life Science
Hi Adam, Good luck with the student teaching, I finished my student teaching spring of 2017 too, it was a great experience and fun to teach middle school science. ! How is the technology available in your classroom? There are lots of opportunities to incorporate your whole lesson into the teacher...

by Aiswarya Mahadevan > Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:25 PM

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Life Science
Marin County, CA Seeks Science Teacher - Reed Union School District (Salary: $55,593 - $100,935 Base) Depends on Experience
[font=Arial][color=#000000][size=2]Reed Union School District (Public School) Job Description: Teacher K-8 I. Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning Teachers build on students’ prior knowledge, life experience, and interests to achieve learning goals for all students. T...

by Jason Shern > Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:05 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hello! I am currently a pre-service teacher at the University of Northern Iowa and I think that play is incredibly important if done correctly. Play should be meaningful. For instance, don't just have them color in coloring pages. Have your students explore different concepts and phenomena. Our s...

by Katie Schlegel > Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:48 PM

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Early Childhood
Technical Writing: Scientific Readability and Academic English
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Scientific Readability and Academic English The Study In 2017 a team of neuroscientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institute analyzed 709,577 article abstracts from papers ...

by bad_account bad_account > Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:26 AM

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STEM
Animal Habitats!
Hi Natashia, Just some suggestion, but there is a habitat song that would ben engaged and catchy that the students could sing along to after listening to it (lyrics are provided!): The Habitat Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVPyjukPxFA . An idea for the create part is to assign each of yo...

by Katherine Nguyen > Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:31 PM

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Elementary Science
Chem for those who do not like it
Please explore the "Living by Chemistry" (LBC) curriculum, by Angelica Stacy, published by Bedford, Freeman & Worth. (N.B. I have no financial/other interest in advocating for LBC, I am just sharing). Student lab activities are safe, interesting and well explained. The teacher resource materia...

by Rebecca Austin Datta > Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:49 PM

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Chemistry
Avoiding Lectures When Instructing Life Science
I love Life Science. When we learn about ecosystems, I ask students to bring in clean 2 liter bottles. I get a 5 gallon bucket and scoop up some dirt, water, and plants from a ditch. (Glamorous!) We cut the bottle in half, fill each bottle about halfway full, and let everything settle. We use duct t...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:35 PM

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Life Science
Preservice Teacher & Differentiation with Interactive Lessons
That's a great question Amanda! No two classes are the same. I worked at a school where I would invite the SPED teacher to bring her students to join the 5th grade for experiments. One of the boys in her class was high functioning and I would meet him in his class the day before and run through the ...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:35 PM

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New Teachers
NGSS has changed student performance - YAY!
If I must be restrained at just 2 positive things then I must say student empowerment and bringing "figuring out" back to the forefront of the classroom. I am a high school teacher and students are so used to being told what they need to know. Then they begin the old habit of consuming and regurgita...

by Jessica Holman > Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:52 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
Hi Norm, Thank you so much for explaining that misconception.  Both Boyle's Law and Mendel's Laws of Inheritance are perfect examples that we can use with our chemistry and biology students. There was another question in the chat that didn't get answered and I wonder if you could address it....

by Ruth Hutson > Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:28 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
Hi Megan,  I was so pleased when you started this thread in the forums. I absolutely teach about controversial topics because I find I can keep my students' interest. They see the content as very relevant. I feel it is our duty as educators to help students evaluate the evidence that is available...

by Ruth Hutson > Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:01 PM

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General Science and Teaching
How competition in schools affect kids!
Myself Sonja, doing research in child psychology. Clinical child psychology is a specialty in professional psychology that develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context. My re...

by Sonja Russell > Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 AM

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Early Childhood
Looking for Physics Resources/Materials-Electromagnetism
hi Kyle, please take a look at "Electromagnetism" within "Physics Studio" app - http://www.mazalearn.com The app is available for Chromebooks, Android, IOS and on Windows 10 desktops. All the best, sridhar

by Sridhar Sundaram > Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:03 AM

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Physical Science