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Technical Writing: Deaf Literacy Moves That Help Everyone
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Deaf Literacy Moves That Help Everyone Experienced ESL/ELL teachers have found that their students learn to use (STEM-relevant) English more effectively if the teachers (...

by T.R. Girill > Today, 11:04 AM

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STEM
Getting Hired and Surviving Year One
I wish I knew when I first started what types of support were available to brand new teachers. Now, they assign mentor teachers who are invaluable! Ask if you are required to do any extras outside of the school day. I mean things like sponsoring a club. What type of discipline is in place school wid...

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:50 PM

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New Teachers
Env. Sci Grant to attend PD in the Amazon - deadline March 7!
ATTN: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATORS!   Grant deadline to attend the 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon is MARCH 7th, 2017!  This $1000 award is sponsored by Vernier Software and Technology and will help offset your program costs.  This "Wild" PD experience will give you the chance to ...

by Dillabaugh > Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:04 AM

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Life Science
Differentiation
Hi Emily, I agree with Bo's suggestion to incorporate rotation stations with your students. In my classes, I call this activity an exploratorium. I have used them with several of my classes and they work beautifully. I would add to Bo's suggestions to set a timer to allow students to be held ac...

by Ruth Hutson > Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:42 PM

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New Teachers
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:50 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:48 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:47 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 19, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb19.pdf       Life Science Biochemical tricks of the hibernating bear   Bears ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:47 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Getting girls involved in Science
The PBS series SciGirls is a valuable resource for engaging girls in STEM subjects. Each of the 20+episodes follows a different group of girls as they investigate a science question or solve an engineering problem. The programs are designed to show any girl that they can succeed in STEM activities, ...

by Richard Hudson > Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:26 AM

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Elementary Science
NSTA Conference LA
Hi, I'll be presenting on using Journeys or "Useful, Relevant Interactive Reading Passages in Your Secondary Classroom" Journeys are NGSS aligned middle and high school interactive reading passages integrating current scientist case studies, data analysis, graphing practice sets, engineerin...

by Jess Rowell > Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:44 PM

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General Science and Teaching
"Catch a Wave" Middle school unit
Good morning-- I have the teacher pages for "Catch a Wave" unit; Science Course Module: Integrated Physics and Chemistry(IPC) 2005.  I really like it and would like to adapt it to NGSS Standards.  I do not have the student pages that accompany them.  The largest component of the unit contains the r...

by Claudia Frey > Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:29 PM

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Physical Science
Experiments with younger Elementary
Jenna, I think Blubber Gloves is great for any age. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/blubber-gloves/ There are more lessons about this but this was the first one that popped up. When I do this experiment is when we are learning about animal adaptations. I bring an ice chest th...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:46 PM

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Elementary Science
Three-Dimensional Instruction
The NSTA Virtual Conference: Exploring Three-Dimensional Instruction is taking place on Saturday, February 11th. This topic will be a place to ask questions or post your thoughts about the three-dimensional instruction in general or specific points that come up during the virtual conference...

by Flavio Mendez > Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:21 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Teaching Science to Kindergartners
I am a pre-service teacher doing my practicum observations in a kindergarten classroom. Besides the lessons available at nsta.org, does anyone know where I can find more kindergarten appropriate fun science lessons?

by Elvira Ramirez-Careaga > Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:13 PM

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Elementary Science
lab Summaries
Hi Chris, I think that all the information you want them to include in their summary is great and very do-able for the students! I was thinking you could possibly have the students draw their data or graph on a separate sheet of paper and turn that in separately so you can still see the data the...

by Jenna Fritz > Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:01 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science
I teach both 6th and 7th grade, so I make sure that students continue to practice the same skills from 6th to 7th grade. For example, we utilize the same explanation/argument tool in both grades, so they can advance in their writing by 7th grade. I also think about high school. So fo...

by Rachelle Travis > Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 PM

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Professional Development
Engagement
I believe a good way to keep children interested and engaged in science is to teach things that are relevant to them. Also, by allowing science to be collaborative and exploratory!

by Caroline Bestard > Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:23 PM

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Elementary Science
EC Science on Pinterest?
I love how there are so many different resources available.

by Jessica Cronin > Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:42 PM

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Early Childhood
Engagement
One of the most effective ways I have used technology is transferring our method of notebooking to digital notebooks. In my lab, we use Seesaw to record our process and discoveries and this creates a quick and easy collaborative community for my students to ask questions about each others' work a...

by Kathryn Bennett > Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 AM

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Elementary Science
PODCAST: Preparing our Middle Schoolers for MARS!
NASA has so many things for science educators. I didn't realize how good lab Out LOUD is; I'll have to check it out.

by Pam Dupre > Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:31 PM

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STEM
The Fast Paced Process of Online Assignment Help
The whole process of using an assignment help is very simple. You can simply upload your best assignments with all the necessary details and then submit it for free quote. Once all the formalities like payment among others are completed then an expert would provide with complete support and guidan...

by Tina Alvin > Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:55 AM

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STEM
First Day of School Science Activities
On the first day of school science activities, it is better if you do not start with the subject. You can have some activities related to science like come up with some species picture and let students guess what these are and ask them to tell their features or you can try science word search. On th...

by Steve Collins > Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:44 PM

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Life Science
Technical Writing: Kitchen Recipes Simulate lab Instructions
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Kitchen Recipes Simulate lab Instructions The Cooking Connection In her 2013 blog post "Cooking as Science" online at nstacommunities.org/blog/2013/12/31/cooking-as-sc...

by T.R. Girill > Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:10 PM

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STEM
STEM and Fairy Tales
Keep us posted. We started a STEAM lab last year also. Almost all projects were developed from cereal boxes, toilet paper tubes and odds and ends. Students just want to create and wonder! Good luck!

by Debbie Mabry > Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:22 PM

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STEM
lab Summaries
Hi Chris, I have al my lab reports on line and the kids use Chromeboooks for everything start to finish. There is a camera in the Chromebooks so they can take pictures - mine do! I give them the bolded headers (Problem Statement, Hypothesis, Variables, etc.) and they fill it in - very easy to corr...

by Kathy Biernat > Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:44 AM

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General Science and Teaching
lab Summaries
Hi Chris, I like your categories for the summary. I wonder if a short purpose statement at the beginning of the summary before the procedure would also be helpful. Something along the lines of this....The purpose of this lab was to ________.

by Ruth Hutson > Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 PM

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General Science and Teaching
NSTA Conference LA
What a great question - thank you! I am so lucky- I teach in a K3-8 school so the 4th grade teacher and I collaborate. She has begun using some of the same words (like hypothesis) and that has helped the transition a little. She also introduced the idea of engineering design this year and has real...

by Kathy Biernat > Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:14 PM

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General Science and Teaching
lab Summaries
I don't think it would be over kill, but I'm trying to keep it digital. The downfall of the chromebook vs the Ipad is that it doesn't have a camera for them to take pictures with. I've seen some online where they have them take pictures of their lab set up and then put that in their report. I've ...

by Chris Leverington > Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:37 PM

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General Science and Teaching
lab Summaries
Chris, I work with elementary students so our lab reports aren't super detailed and they are old school paper and pencil at this time. However, it looks like your list covers the necessary elements so that students would be able to look back and recall what they accomplished in each lab. What about ...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:47 PM

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General Science and Teaching
lab Summaries
Chris, I work with elementary students so our lab reports aren't super detailed and they are old school paper and pencil at this time. However, it looks like your list covers the necessary elements so that students would be able to look back and recall what they accomplished in each lab. What about ...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:47 PM

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General Science and Teaching
lab Summaries
Good Morning! With the addition of Chromebooks to my school this year, I have thought a lot about how I can make students more accountable during labs.  I have had students do lab reports more often this year, since they can type things up on their chromebook, and I don't have to worry about comp...

by Chris Leverington > Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:14 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Separating Mixtures
Yes, it is a decantation. Next time add iron filings. I hand my students a closed test tube that is layered with sand, salt, wood shavings, and iron filings. I instruct my students to make both qualitative and quantitative observations. I then have them invert the test tube and mix up the contents. ...

by Tiska Rodgers > Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:33 PM

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Chemistry
PODCAST: Preparing our Middle Schoolers for MARS!
I enjoyed this Podcast from lab Out Loud today. http://laboutloud.com/2016/12/episode-157-sloan-science-and-film/ Short science films that can be used in the classroom from http://scienceandfilm.org/ Teacher Guide with link to video, NGSS, thought provoking questions and a summary of the f...

by Leslee Scruggs > Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 PM

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STEM
How to start the year off right
Relate the science content to your students' world. Let them investigate real world places, topics, and their interests. Of course, you will have to guide with respect to your grade level science standards and or district curriculum. Use a science notebook in writing for students to record their...

by Beverly DeVore-Wedding > Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:02 AM

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Elementary Science
Resources for Science Education
Many more resources are available on internet related to Science Education. You can easily get this by internet. Whenever I need any educational help so first search internet and sometime buy coursework from quick service both are help on time let's try. I have tried it many more time.

by Lisa Joseph > Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:34 PM

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Professional Development
Classroom management during an inquiry activity or lab
I completely agree with Sylvia about the importance of teaching expectations. labs are inherently dangerous places: fire,acids/bases, solvents, glass, liquid nitrogen, etc. lab is the one place where the teacher must have absolute compliance. I would spend as much time as possible teaching and re-te...

by James Hancock > Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:20 AM

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Professional Development
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf       Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake stri...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:00 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf       Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake stri...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:59 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf       Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake stri...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:59 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf       Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake stri...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf       Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake stri...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 14, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan14.pdf     Life Science Scientists study fast rattlesnake strikes   The predator-prey rel...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:51 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Travel, PD, Earth Science, and STEM in Iceland
Have you thought about ways to combine learning in the STEM areas, including earth science, with your travel bucket list? There are many destinations throughout the world where you can learn more about the natural sciences and innovative uses of technology and engineering. If you are interested, we ...

by Page Keeley > Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:22 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Travel, PD, and STEM- Join us in Iceland!
Have you thought about ways to combine learning in the STEM areas with your travel bucket list? There are many destinations throughout the world where you can learn more about the natural sciences and innovative uses of technology and engineering. If you are interested, we have a group of NSTA membe...

by Page Keeley > Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:20 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Dealing with poor math skills...
We struggle with some of the same issues in elementary. Sadly, the people who are in charge of the scope and sequence for science and math in my state, are not educators. Therefore they don't comprehend the relationship between math and science. I have worked with some teachers in the past that didn...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:56 PM

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Chemistry
Earth Science Educator Program, April 1-4, 2017
T he American Association of Petroleum Geologists invites middle-school, high-school, and community college educators to help celebrate its 100th anniversary! The Earth Science Educator Program includes geologic field trips, symposium, and 2-day conference.  Participants will receive Gifte...

by Donald Boonstra > Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:44 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Experiments
The thing about "hands-on" learning is that it is noisy and busy. However, as you rotate through the room, stopping to listen at each group, you will find the students on task! Think about worst case scenario when you are choosing experiments and plan for that. If there is some kind of cutting to be...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Success For All, Takes Us All
All professionals need time to collaborate. We often turn to other teachers when we need information or advice. Now more than ever, teacher collaboration and professional learning relationships are needed for providing ALL students the very best education possible. With pressure on teachers and di...

by Alison Thalmann > Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:25 AM

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Professional Development
Bubbles
Yes, the penny lab is fun. I have a separate set of pennies that have been dipped in soapy water. Once the students finish the first trial and they record how many drops they were able to put on the penny, I have them turn in that penny and get a "new" one. It's very interesting to see them struggl...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:08 PM

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Elementary Science
Conservation of Mass in 5th grade
Hi colleagues, I am struggling with conservation of mass labs in 5th grade due to lack of accuracy on their part in measuring. I have tried a chemical reaction before and after, with a balloon over the flask, and also ice melting in a baggie before and after. In both cases, the students are not a...

by Elizabeth Manning > Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:01 AM

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Physical Science
Review with new Content Focus
To ease into this new year, I am starting the learning week with some new and some not so new content for LIGHT  (8th grade) and  HUMAN EYESIGHT  (all lower grade levels) science units.  ... these two units are so closely related - they are practical to combine to gain higher understand and ...

by Lisa Mozer > Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 PM

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Physical Science
'How to' NSTA Learning Center Videos now available through the Help Link
Hi Carolyn and Nate, Thank you for the positive feedback. Yes! There are more to come. Hang on! I am also supporting a group of educators through the NSTA Learning Center while I am here and that prompted the tutorial videos idea! I am constantly amazed at what a rich resource the Learning Cente...

by Amanda Wolfe > Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:14 PM

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New Teachers
Change in Education blog post
Great job with your blog! I just started blogging with Blogspot this school year to highlight what the science teachers in my district are doing since I'm now in a science coaching position. I've really enjoyed being able to write about what's happening. I had to chuckle a bit when I read through...

by Chance Duncan > Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:36 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Classroom management during an inquiry activity or lab
Hi Anne! I hope your students appreciate the amount of effort you put in to provide them with hands-on lab activities! I guess the first step to answering your question about expectations is what do YOU expect of their behavior? I primarily 7th graders but frequently also 8th graders. It's difficult...

by Sylvia Tseng > Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:43 PM

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Professional Development
Shameless plug for my district blog
Hi Chance, So glad to see you sharing your work and your thoughts here on the NSTA Forums. Great Blog with a compilation of science activities and ideas for lessons! Here is the thread from the forums with the potential collaborators I mentioned: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/discuss/default...

by Amanda Wolfe > Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:43 PM

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General Science and Teaching
New Teacher Tips
Being a teacher today can be challenging since the schools main focus many time is on standardized test subjects like math and writing. Science many times is pushed back . With todays technology many cool hands on activities are available for us. There are many great websites with videos and experim...

by Alejandra Giraldo > Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:15 PM

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New Teachers
Just launched a new curriculum site, featuring complete computational thinking lesson plans
Hey Amanda! Our school is in Kent, WA, just outside of Seattle. I will definitely continue to share updates on our curriculum and our students :) We're a public charter, which gives us a little more flexibility with curriculum and roles. I sort of sit in between teachers and administrators - my r...

by Eli Sheldon > Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:08 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Getting girls involved in Science
I think one of the key things is to start early & capitalize on that early interest as recommended by the new Next Generation Science Standards. Check out some of the resources available to bring this kind of engagement into the classroom: https://www.knowatom.com/resources

by Karen Peake > Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:54 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Science Online
The most successful online science lab course I've seen used home kits for the labs, delivered by the lab company (Carolina Biological) to students' homes. The students carried out the experiments as a group, with the instructors' online, synchronous supervision. I wouldn't try that at the high scho...

by Susan Gendreau > Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:07 AM

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Research in Science Education
1st Grade Science
I don't know about you, but when I'm in student teaching, they have typically wanted my lessons to be about an hour long. It is hard to figure out how to do things like that generally as a real-world teacher. Anyways, you may find that once you start student teaching, that you learn a lot of neat id...

by Courtney Black > Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:44 AM

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New Teachers
Science Notebook
I have also noticed that having the science notebooks are very helpful. The students take notes, anchor the labs, and can use the science notebook for reference.

by Monica Humphery > Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:30 PM

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Elementary Science
Computers in the Classroom
We have computers in our classroom but they are mostly used for math and reading activities for now. Science should work best when the lessons are interactive rather than on the computer. A great hands on activity in science can help them propel to experiment with new discoveries that they can learn...

by Faustino Lopez > Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 PM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
We use our science journals in our classroom as well. The students take their journals when they go to the science lab and they can also utilize them in class as an extra resource.

by Faustino Lopez > Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:03 PM

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Elementary Science
First Day of School Science Activities
I absolutely LOVE this activity! Not only is this a much better ice breaker than "Three truths and a lie," but it also fosters immediate collaboration amongst your students! Another fun spin-off of this activity would be for them to use this later in the year with content. Students could be provid...

by Danielle Cadenhead > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 PM

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Life Science
Classroom Management
I am a fan of Fred Jones and his book "Tools for Teaching". It is an overall look at establishing management for your classroom as a whole, but it could help you with managing inquiry based labs as well.

by Sophia Hebert > Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:23 PM

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Life Science
Parent Communication
At the school I am at a lot of teachers use the app called " ClassDojo ". It is a simple FREE app that allows teachers and parents to communicate with one another. It is available online and on smart phones. It allows for easy communication, allows parents to see why their students may have gotten c...

by Ayari San Luis > Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:28 PM

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New Teachers
Engagement
I think keeping children interested in science is best done by providing them with the opportunity to explore and discover on their own. The teacher should be the facilitator. Help the students by providing hands-on and collaborative lessons. Let your students see, and experience the concept, don't ...

by Cody Ollre > Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:03 PM

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Elementary Science
Computers in the Classroom
I have used numerous web resources in the science class that I have had the pleasure of student teaching in. There are many ways to integrate science by using web resources. Fortunately for me, I am at a school where each child has an iPad checked out to them, so it makes using technology very easy....

by Cody Ollre > Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:55 AM

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Elementary Science
Combining Science with Art
Integrating the life cycle of an apple with science is very creative. I let students study an apple and in their science journal they had draw the apple and label each part.

by Vanessa Cerrato > Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:04 PM

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Early Childhood
A View from the Earth and Space Sciences
This article discusses different careers in what is called geosciences. Geoscientist study many fascinating things such as volcanos, hurricanes, oceans, tornados and the solar system. Careers in geoscience range from teaching and doing research in schools to working in government labs. Occupations l...

by Dana-Ashli Walsh > Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:15 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Plant and animal life cycle lesson plan
Anticipatory Set- - Introduce the concept of a cycle. Ask the students what they think a cycle is. Get suggestions of types of cycles such as motorcycle, bicycle, tricycle, water cycle, recycle, etc. Explain to the students that a cycle is something that goes around and around; it starts a...

by Dana-Ashli Walsh > Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:57 PM

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Life Science
Lumion Pro Crack With License key Free Download
Lumion Free Download   is a collection of highly effective and successful tools for 3D visualization in real time. The software is generally employed by professional technicians, constructors and designers town-planners, and designers, but with Lumion a beginner can complete a offering project due ...

by Steave Smith > Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:18 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Technical Writing: How Software Design Helps Students Revise Drafts
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: How Software Design Helps Students Revise Drafts Revision Is Vital Revising nonfiction draft text is often hard for the writer but usually vital for the reader (the "us...

by T. R. Girill > Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:16 AM

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STEM
Developmental Level and Inquiry
Cara, I'm in a similar situation as you. I focus on 4th but work with 3rd and 5th. Each week I am at a different school. I rotate through 4 schools. On Mondays I am intently going teacher to teacher to find out what they are working on in science. (They rarely respond to emails about pacing.) This w...

by Pam Dupre > Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:54 PM

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STEM
PODCAST: Preparing our Middle Schoolers for MARS!
Check out this Podcast:  http://laboutloud.com/2016/10/episode-151-generation-beyond/#respond I had a little time today to explore some great things on the NSTA website- there is so much to learn about but I am enjoying this podcast from lab out LOUD I have now subscribed on iTunes and look for...

by Leslee Scruggs > Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:31 PM

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STEM
Science Notebooks for Kindergarten
When I taught 2nd grade we used science journals/notebooks but we drew most of the items and labeled some things if needed. We saved leaves and did leaf rubbings, I gave them small envelopes and snack size ziploc bags to keep their treasures in and we taped them into the journal. We always started t...

by Pam Dupre > Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:33 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
STEM
Abby, search NSTA using the tab- Explore All Resources, you can refine your research there by choosing elementary. I helped one of the kindergarten teachers with a STEM lab last year. They were reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and they were discussing hibernation and how the food...

by Pam Dupre > Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:25 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Classroom Management Ideas
Hello Sherita, I can relate to this post so much, because classroom management is something I truly struggle with. My group of kids are very tough and they are very wiggly. That being said, when it comes to lab time, they know not to play around. My expecatations are very clear, if they cross th...

by Chandni Thakkar > Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:40 PM

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Early Childhood
Opportunity for Louisiana/Texas Teachers and High School/College Students
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by Pamela Dupre > Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:56 AM

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STEM
Elaboration
What are some good ways to extend students' learning after doing a lab?

by Drucilla Omokaro > Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:41 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Creative chemistry projects
Great idea!Can I have a copy of the lab worksheet if there is? Just send to my email add. Jrronnie93@gmail.com Thank you

by Ronnie Dalgo > Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:12 PM

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Chemistry
Family Science Night
I believe these Family Science Nights are wonderful, and if turnout is good, it is a great way to get the parents involved in their child's education. I would definitely send out a questionnaire to see when the parents of your students are most available. It could have been due to the time that it w...

by Victoria Wilt > Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:20 AM

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Informal Science
Gardening in the Classroom
I love all the ideas on this posting. When i was in elementary, we each grew a little plant in a little Styrofoam cup. We watered and checked on our plant daily and got to take it home after it grew. I have also seen where CD cases are repurposed and a plant is grown in that. It's really neat becaus...

by Summer Cortez > Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:46 PM

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Elementary Science
Separating Mixtures
THanks for the information! I've done the water filtration lab a long time ago. My coteacher made some pretty nasty water...haha

by Chris Leverington > Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:14 PM

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Chemistry
Your help needed
I'm not really sure where I should even post this situation but this is where I landed. The STEM Team I am on is collaboratively writing STEM RTI lessons based in ELA using trade books. (We have purchased many through NSTA.) We will soon begin working on health and nutrition. To tie it to STEM we wi...

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:25 PM

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STEM
Do you have blocks in your classroom?
I am a student teacher and I am currently placed in a pre-k classroom. When I first visited my cooperating teachers classroom, I was surprised to find out that she didn't have any blocks in her class. I remember asking her about it and her telling me that she doesn't like for students to believe tha...

by Maritza Grajeda > Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:28 PM

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Early Childhood
Separating Mixtures
This is great info! I will definitely check into these and make part of the "Cleaning a Mixture of Dirty Water" lab task. Thanks!

by Juleen Jenkins-Whall > Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:39 AM

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Chemistry
Chemistry being Introduced
I have taught chemistry to as young a second graders. I had a group of high achieving students in a Saturday class and they learned to determine mass, density, and did powder chemistry with sugar, salt, baking soda, sand, Plaster of Paris, corn starch (tested by looking with a magnifying glass at s...

by Kathryn Hedges > Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:10 PM

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Chemistry
First Day of School Science Activities
I think that just taking the students outside to observe the nature that surrounds the school would be a great first day of school activity for science. It is laid back, and it is student led so you can see what your students are interested in. It also allows for the teacher to float around and ta...

by Olivia Westfall > Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:59 PM

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Life Science
Separating Mixtures
Use magnets to separate the iron filings then dissolve the salt in hot water and filter out the sand. Put the filtrate somewhere to evaporate the water and collect the salt crystals after a few days. Many garbage companies separate recyclable materials. Air to blow out the paper, magnets to r...

by Kathryn Hedges > Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:40 PM

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Chemistry
Separating Mixtures
Hi Chris, I have students separate a mixture of dirty water. I model separation techniques of filtration, etc and have them devise a three step process to clean a mixture of water, oil, coffee grounds, tea leaves, and garlic. They vote on the cleanest final sample of the class. we finish with a r...

by Juleen Jenkins-Whall > Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:26 PM

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Chemistry
Engagement for the lesson
I find that students always enjoy BrainPop Videos as a means of introducing a new topic. It gets them excited and the videos also give them an introductory amount of factual information I also often utilize the many videos available on Youtube. I'm sure if you search you will be able to find a song ...

by Krystal Andreu > Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:25 PM

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Early Childhood
Animal Habitats Activities
One fun idea you can do is have students create a classroom "zoo." You can use multiple plastic animals and teach students about the different habitats in the world. Then, you can have the students physically sort the plastic animals into the different habitat enclosures. You can create the "zoo" on...

by Krystal Andreu > Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebooks
Hi Sayde, I find it extremely beneficial to keep a science notebook/journal. I am studying to be a teacher and in my teaching science class we keep a science journal. I think it is a great way to stay organized and reflect, because in our journals we take class observational notes on experiments and...

by Sabrina Castro > Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:40 AM

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Life Science
Newton's Second Law
There are spring scales that both measure and apply force. Students could build simple vehicles using light wood, styrofoam, or cardboard, straws, and wheels (I get wheels from kelvin.com). They could use these to apply a known force (from the spring scales) to the vehicle, which has a known mass, a...

by Eric Roth > Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:29 PM

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Chemistry
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!   If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov24.pdf       Life Science Genetic explanation f...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 AM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!   If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov24.pdf       Life Science Genetic explanation f...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:48 AM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!   If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov24.pdf       Life Science Genetic explanation f...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:48 AM

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Life Science