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Children and Science
Children are exploring from the moment they are born. Whether it is simply discovering that objects are moving in front of them or exploring sounds and textures in their play pin - they are in fact exploring. I worked in a Montessori school for almost two years and watched 3-4 year old scholars expl...

by Asmara Mengisteab > Today, 5:56 PM

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Early Childhood
Challenging Inquiry Based Labs for Third Grade
Hello! I found a really interesting lab for teaching weathering versus eroding that could definitely be inquiry. You would need to pre-make some 'mountains' using rocks, dirt, and gelatin in order to do this experiment. You essentially create two separate 'mountains', one out of rocks and gelatin an...

by Christine Gadbois > Today, 10:50 AM

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Physical Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 9:05 AM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 9:01 AM

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Professional Development
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 9:00 AM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 8:59 AM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 8:58 AM

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General Science and Teaching
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high ...

by Edward Argenta > Today, 8:56 AM

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Life Science
How to get Students involved in science
Hellos Francisco, I am a student teacher in an ELA/Social Studies classroom. I have had many conversations with the science teacher across the hall about what it takes to keep the students involved in science. He has told me that he tries to make all the parts of his lessons engaging. Some days h...

by Eddy Martinez > Yesterday, 10:26 PM

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Elementary Science
TEKS 5.10(a) Organisms and environments
Hello, I am a student teacher in a 5th grade classroom. I am trying to create a 5E lesson plan and I am hoping that someone could help me find some good ideas and some fun activities that I could use in this lesson plan. Any help would be great since my placement in the school is in a ELA/Social ...

by Eddy Martinez > Yesterday, 9:56 PM

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Elementary Science
Weather & Climate lessons/unit
Students kept track of outdoor temperature & created a bar graph of temperature-we discussed what the graph tells us in terms of how we could use it to predict the next week's temperature. They also kept track of cloud cover & precipitation & wind speed. We didn't graph those. We used Brainpop & B...

by C Walsh > Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:15 AM

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Elementary Science
How to get Students involved in science
I think hands on experiments and activities can truly liven any science lesson. Videos can as well, however student engagement can be lost little more quickly with videos. With hands on activities, you can allow students to explore what they are about to learn about, as well as see it come to life. ...

by Hina Anwar > Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 PM

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Elementary Science
Kindergarten activities
Thank you Kodi Wilson. I was finding it hard to come up with ideas to teach the Kindergarten class I am student teaching in. I went to the website you provided and saw so many engaging and interesting ideas. I never realized how much science is in everyday activities such as finger paining with shav...

by Lindsey Ballinas > Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Phenomena
Hi Kembela! I also didn't know much teaching phenomena until my current class with Professor Atwood-Blaine! I suggest following a 5E lesson plan when teaching! It is a great foundation to build a lesson to teach. The phases are Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate! (I will attach a...

by Keaton Despard > Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:31 AM

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Elementary Science
SCIENCE & SPACE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Hi Lory! I work as an ambassador and informal educator with NASA, Missile Defense Agency, NOAA, and the American Meteorological Society. If you check out the resource sections of any of these agencies and groups, you can get great ideas for activities in class. That being said, if you are willing...

by James Johnson > Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:32 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Parent Involvement at home
Hello, I agree that parents should be encouraged to participate more at home with their child's school work because parent involvement facilitates students learning. Parental involvement helps students behavior, academic achievement, and provides support to their learning. In addition, I have a ...

by Darlyng Trujillo > Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 AM

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Elementary Science
Pre-service Teacher
First thing, definitely get with your mentor teacher and ask what the students are learning the week you are planning on teaching your science lesson. After you have your topic, (depending on what it is), think about how you would make the lesson engaging with the use of modeling, activities, manipu...

by Jennifer Gaw > Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 AM

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Earth and Space Science
How to get Students involved in science
Hi Francisco, I really like you point out this question, because I used to be bored of science class. I still can remember that my science teacher always teach us obscure definitions, theories, and concepts. There was less lab and hands on activities during the class, we have to memorize all the kn...

by Yixiu Yan > Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:49 PM

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Elementary Science
Keeping Students Engaged
Andrea, I think along with Katherine said about engaging and hands-on activities, students interpret and understand new information well when they can connect what they learn back to something they are familiar with in real life. In other words, creating meaningful activities and asking purposeful ...

by Naimah Urfi > Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:47 PM

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Elementary Science
Fun way to introduce Science
Hello, I am currently a student teacher and am in a second grade classroom. What I have observed from my teacher is that the first thing you want to do is get the students attention by asking a question that relates to the lesson (a question that they will relate too: What do you wear when its cold...

by Miriam Luna > Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 PM

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Elementary Science
Third Grade Science Mini Lesson
Thank you so much for these activities and strategies! I did the balloon car in fifth grade when I was in elementary. I remember that project today. It has stuck with me and I feel like my students would love to create a car model using the balloon as the source of motion.

by Jennifer Gaw > Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:41 PM

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Elementary Science
How to get Students involved in science
I am currently a second grade student teacher, and I notice that both hands-on activities and incorporating technology (such as watching videos) into the lessons are equally important for involving elementary students in science. Younger students learn better when they use manipulatives, but they ...

by Jeanette Nguyen > Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:01 PM

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Elementary Science
The Rock Cycle
Hello Stefanie- Here is an activity that you may be able to incorporate into your lesson on the Rock Cycle. I saw it modeled once at a teacher workshop and plan on using it this summer with the campers I work with at Camp Watonka. http://www.exo.net/~emuller/activities/Crayon-Rock-Cycle.pdf

by DeWolf > Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Third Grade Science Mini Lesson
Hello Jennifer, Excellent attitude toward teaching this, by the way! You got the right idea: make it active and exciting. I think forces and motion lends itself to STEM activities like balloon cars, wheeled cars, paper airplanes, etc. You can find many of these types of activities but the key is...

by Gabe Kraljevic > Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 PM

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Elementary Science
Weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, While I was doing some observations for my pre-teaching semester, I observed a teacher in kindergarten. While I was there, the teacher was working with two different anchor charts. One anchor chart was divided into the four seasons and with the students help, the teacher would draw pi...

by Eddy Martinez > Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 PM

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Early Childhood
The Drake Equation
Hi Seth. I think the Drake equation is more used in astrobiology courses to establish the probability of life on other planets. It is a mathematical equation that is relevant and reputable based on what we know about the observable universe. It makes the point that based on set parameters, the ch...

by James Johnson > Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Parent Involvement at home
Hi Kimi, I really like you point this out, and I agree with you. Parents should be involved in children's growth, some take home science activities will let them have a great time and learn some science knowledge. I know few take home science activities, and I want to share one with you. ...

by Yixiu Yan > Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:45 PM

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Elementary Science
How to get Students involved in science
This is a very good question, I have been wondering the same thing. Firstly, I think it's important to have a positive attitude towards science. I also think it is important to have the students do hands on activities that are fun and interactive.

by DIANE TERIAKY > Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:19 PM

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Elementary Science
Amount of time for science in the classroom
I think the best way to handle the lack of time scheduled for science is to try and incorporate science or stem activities into other subjects!

by Kendall Sikes > Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:15 PM

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Elementary Science
Preservice Teacher Advice
I agree that joining NSTA is a wonderful way to have access to great teaching resources. I love active learning and have always collected teaching activities to engage my students. The more I taught, the more I also learned about assessing student learning. Students can have a lot of fun and be enga...

by Susan Farmer > Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:25 PM

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New Teachers
Differentiation in Science
Hello! Does anyone have some suggestions for how to modify a science experiment for students with physical disabilities that prevent them from doing the activities?

by Allison Haley > Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:20 PM

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Elementary Science
Weather and Middle School
Hi Shalen. You might try the American Meteorological Society for ideas https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/weather-resources/ The AMS has free graduate level courses you can take and also has week-long workshops in the summer that are excellent. https://...

by James Johnson > Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Getting the Students Excited About Science
Hey Aleida! I think it's great that you want to get students actually interested in science; I had some teachers who didn't seem to care regardless and their teaching methods really kept me from loving science as I otherwise might have. For one, having a good hook that draws on student's prior k...

by Rida Rangoonwala > Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:56 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Safety First
Teachers need to consider whether an experiment could be hazardous or not. Planning is the key component Ken Roy described in his article "Safer Science Explorations for Young Child." The teacher needs to plan ahead and look at all the factors included in an experiment. The materials should be scrut...

by isaacah bell > Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:59 PM

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Elementary Science
Seismology Lessons!
If you teach Earth & Space Science at the secondary level, the recent issue of NAGT's "In The Trenches" is titled - "Seismology Lessons with Deep and Lasting Impact". It contains several activities you can do with your students. If you haven't already seen it, check it out! https://nagt.org/nagt...

by DeWolf > Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Getting the Students Excited About Science
Yes! To keep students engaged in learning and excited about science, we should present science not as facts to be memorized but as a process of exploration and discovery. I would consider “must-haves” to include the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials ...

by James Dotson > Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 PM

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General Science and Teaching
TEKS 2.9A Plants/Animal basic needs
Hello! I am currently in student teaching in a 2nd grade class room. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on ideas/fun activities I could use to teach about plant and animal basic needs to my 2nd grade class?  I am doing a 5E lesson plan so if anyone has any suggestions for that as well, I wou...

by Danielle George > Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:43 PM

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Elementary Science
Hands On activities
Hi Beatriz, An activity that you can implement in your classroom being a first year teacher is "Soo silly! Make your own Putty". I remember when i was little i was so excited to do hands on activities that i was able to take home. First you combine equal parts glue and liquid starch, mix well.Add B...

by Katiana Munro > Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Getting students involved and excited about science
I am in my first semester of student teaching this semester. I agree hands on activities seem to keep students interest. Every time I watch my mentor teacher teach Science with hands on activities, students seem to grasp information easier and stay on task.

by Adrene Henninger > Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:14 PM

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Elementary Science
Fun way to introduce Science
Hello, there are a variety of fun and creative ways to introduce science lessons. Students learn by using visuals and hands-on activities. I would recommend teachers to start of the lesson by reading a book, singing a song, or playing a video related to the subject being taught. The engagement porti...

by Darlyng Trujillo > Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:55 PM

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Elementary Science
Fun way to introduce Science
I’m currently a 2 nd grade student teacher, and I am constantly looking for great ways to introduce science to students as well. I found a website that offers great science ideas to implement in your classroom. For example, if you are introducing weather to your students, you can use the sensory ...

by Jeanette Nguyen > Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting parents involved
Hi Aranay. I think a good way to start would be to send an email and newsletter home about upcoming science projects and in class activities coming up. Also make sure to really excite the kids about the projects because then they will go home excited to tell their parents about it. Also, I would ...

by Naomi Bourrous > Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:55 AM

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Elementary Science
Getting parents involved
Getting parents familiar with the curriculum could be a good first step! Also, maybe starting a newsletter for your classroom with tips/activities parents and students could do together at home could be helpful!

by Sara Gordon > Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 AM

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Elementary Science
Resources for fun science activites
Hello all!  I'm an early childhood education student, and looking for some resources where I can find some more fun science activities for elementary students.  Please send them my way! Thank you.

by Kristina Sanchez > Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 AM

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Elementary Science
1st Grade activities
I found this website with some pretty neat science activities! www.playdoughtoplato.com

by Kristina Sanchez > Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 AM

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Early Childhood
Fun way to introduce Science
I think a fun way of getting students involved would be to ask students where they see science taking place in their day to day lives/activities. That would give them an opportunity to realize how many things are science related in our environment, and to keep the students always thinking scientific...

by Katherine Nornes > Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:37 PM

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Elementary Science
Student Teacher
Hello Sharon, Thank you so much for your reply. What a great resource! I had a chance to look through lesson plans and activities and will be sure to use them when lesson planning. Diane

by DIANE TERIAKY > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 PM

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STEM
Growing Excitement for Science
I am a pre-service teacher and have taken a great interest in teaching elementary school science! What are some activities that I can start the school-year of science with that will excite my students for the lessons to come?

by Chanel Bristol > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:43 PM

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New Teachers
Weather and Elementary
Hello, I am currently student teaching in second grade and we just finished weather and are now starting on the four seasons. I also agree that the anchor chart helps the students understand that the seasons in a cycle as well. We had the students watch a BrainPop Jr. Video over the seasons then di...

by Gladys Gonzalez > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 PM

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Early Childhood
Getting students involved and excited about science
Hello Haley, I think this is a great question! I was also wanting to know what grade level you are completing your field experience in? Last semester, I was in a 1st grade classroom, and this semester I am student teaching in a 4th grade math and science classroom. While I didn't get to observe a...

by Taylor Ponsonby > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting students involved and excited about science
I've noticed that Pinterest has a lot of free lessons/activities. You can find a lot of fun, hands-on lessons/activities, that can keep the students engaged and participating! I also recommend getting ideas for lessons from your students to find out what they are interested in. This will get your st...

by Claire Kennedy > Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 PM

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Elementary Science
How does creativity and State Exams mix?
Hello, I am currently a University student who is studying Early Childhood Education. I am learning so many ways to foster a classroom full of creativity and hands-on activities. I would like to teach my future students that they have the freedom to learn in their own ways. My question is, how do I...

by Kristy Guerra > Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:33 PM

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Early Childhood
Getting the Students Excited About Science
Are there any activities, engagement lessons, links you would recommend to get students interested/excited about learning science?

by Aleida Torres > Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:01 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Keeping Students Engaged
Hi Andrea! I am also going to be a future educator. Some activities or ways to keep your students involved in the lesson is to have engaging, hands-on activities. These activities could also be partner or group work where they learn to collaborate and share ideas. Another one could be, have the stud...

by Katherine Nguyen > Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:29 PM

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Elementary Science
Gardening at school with young children
I think starting a garden with young students is a great idea. I never had the experience is having a classroom garden when I was in Elementary School. Being a student who is near graduation, this is something I would definitely love to do with my students. It's a great way to teach them about plant...

by Rosendo Ortiz > Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 PM

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Early Childhood
Strategies For Easily Distracted Students
Hello, Other strategies I've found helpful are having a warm up at the beginning of class to get students in the school mode while having fun. Use movement in order to maintain children focused. Kids like moving around and talking. Combining both lectures and movement result in fun activities for...

by Tavi Quintanilla > Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:30 PM

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Early Childhood
Advice for a future teacher
Hi there, I am currently studying to become an Elementary School teacher, I was wondering what advice you may have for new teachers? Also what are some fun activities that have worked well in science lessons? 

by Emily Darnell > Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:20 PM

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Elementary Science
Learning Science Concepts through Play
I have always been real big in children being able to do hands on activities. I believe we should incorporate more play during a lesson to help students understand the concepts of certain materials. Students will be having fun while they are learning at the same time. Students will be more eager to ...

by Karolina Ramirez > Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:02 PM

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Early Childhood
Fun way to introduce Science
Hello Everyone! I am pursuing a degree in elementary education and I would like to know a good way to introduce the idea of scientific inquiry that students would really enjoy. I've heard of "black box" activities, but what other types of activities are there that would be a fun way to introduce ...

by Rafael Cerda > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting students involved and excited about science
Hello Haley Maxwell, Like the others have said, I believe having hands on activities will definitely get your students engaged about science. You also have to make the activities relevant to the students as well so it them becomes meaningful. I would also recommend using the 5E model for planning...

by Rafael Cerda > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:02 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting students involved and excited about science
I would definitely include a lot of hands on activities for the students to use, and i think that it is important to show excitement when teaching science to peak your students interest.

by Andrea Leal > Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:23 PM

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Elementary Science
Keeping Students Engaged
As a future educator, what are some activities and different way to help keep my students involved in the lesson?

by Andrea Leal > Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:18 PM

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Elementary Science
How to get Students involved in science
One of my biggest questions is how to get the younger elementary students involved in science. Should we do more hands on activities, or should we watch videos? As well as having them participate in the environment.

by Francisco Garcia > Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:50 AM

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Elementary Science
Getting parents involved
Hello, I am a pre-service teacher that would like to know of any good strategies or recommendations to get parents involved with their child's science projects or homework activities. What are some fun hands-on activities both parents and student can enjoy and learn from?

by Aranay Garza > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:14 AM

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Elementary Science
Speed and Velocity
Can some one provide me hands on activities for my students to explain the difference between speed and velocity?

by Sofia Cano > Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:12 AM

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Physical Science
1st Grade activities
In my opinion I will consider hands on activities. Usually science give us the advantage to make activities out of everything. For example a 1st grader will be exited observing the characteristics of a butterfly and feeling like a real life scientist.

by Sofia Cano > Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:07 AM

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Early Childhood
Strategies For Easily Distracted Students
Hello everyone, Does anybody know any strategies that I can implement in a classroom of children that are easily distracted when it comes about doing hands-on activities?? How can I keep them from getting distracted??

by Rosemary Rodriguez > Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:52 AM

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Early Childhood
Experiments/activities for Elementary Students
Hello! I am a pre-service teacher who wants to learn different experiments or activities to keep students engaged into learning science. What activities or experiments do you recommend for elementary students? How can we keep our students engaged in the lesson?

by Cecillia Hernandez > Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:09 AM

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Elementary Science
Hands On activities
What are some good hands on activities to do in a 1st grade classroom as a new teacher? And what are some good topics for the students to learn?

by Beatriz Banda Villanueva > Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 AM

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Early Childhood
Pre-k 3
Any suggestions in doing fun activities with pre-k 3 students. 

by Yanet Gutierrez > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 PM

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Early Childhood
5th Grade Science activities
Hello everyone! For 5th grade students in Texas, learning science is far more stressful as they are learning new challenging science topics that they will be tested on in the state exam. Since they are stressed, what are some activities or methods that can be used in the classroom that will keep ...

by Chelsea Moreno > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 PM

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Early Childhood
Reverse Classroom Method
I am a future teacher. I have already begun thinking about the way I want to run my classroom. It has crossed my mind about running my classroom in a "Reverse" teaching method. This a method that I have seen many of my professor do. Basically, your classroom is running on questions to the related un...

by Alexis Lopez > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:39 PM

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Elementary Science
activities to introduce science in a early grade level
Hi Vanessa I'm currently a Part time Teacher Assistant in Prek-3 We do educational activities with the students. One of the activities that we are doing is doing an anchor chart and have them past a picture of their favorite weather. each day we have the students remember what the weather w...

by Yanet Gutierrez > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:37 PM

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Early Childhood
Informal science for children that have yet to enter school?
Hello, What are some good activities to start introducing and teaching science to children that have yet to enter school? Things that can be done at home, in a place or with materials that are accessible. If they are things that can keep an active toddler intrigued all the better. Are there an...

by Pamela Garza > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 PM

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Informal Science
activities to introduce science in a early grade level
Vanessa, One great lesson to teach to a Kindergarten grade level is through teaching about the life cycle. Teaching the process from the transition of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a great lesson that will truly interest the students. You can create a KUD chart with your students and figure out...

by Madeline Tober > Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Student Teacher
Hi Diane, I'm a former Science teacher of 10 years and a STEM teacher for another 10. There are tons of sites dedicated to STEM on the web which can be overwhelming, one I continue to return to is Engineering go for it! You can search by topic and or grade level. I've used many of the activiti...

by Sharon Lennstrom > Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:40 PM

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STEM
Advice for a future teacher
To not transfer your own fears, try approaching this with a different mindset. Think of this as an adventure — an adventure as you explore with your students, and all of you learn together. You can actually phrase it that way as you talk to them, and many of them will think, at times, that you’...

by James Dotson > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:44 AM

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Elementary Science
Fun Science activities
Hello teachers, I am currently looking for fun science activities (K-5) that I could implement in my lessons. If anyone has any ideas they would like to share with me I would greatly appreciate it. 

by Jose Herrera > Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:42 AM

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Early Childhood
Getting students involved and excited about science
Hi Haley, I am student teaching this semester in a 5th grade classroom. I have spoken many times with the 5th grade Science teacher about what type of lesson he teacher as well as what strategies he uses to get the students engaged and motivated. He tells me that all of his lessons are written in...

by Eddy Martinez > Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 PM

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Elementary Science
Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Inquiry-based learning can be very beneficial in not only the upper elementary grades but grades like K-2nd as well. Inquiry based learning is very beneficial because the teacher provides the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful when they are able to choose their own to...

by Dakota Dix > Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 PM

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Elementary Science
lesson suggestions for Elementary school students
Hi Lattecia! I am currently a nanny, a substitute teacher and studying elementary education, and through my experiences with children, the older they get, the more they seem to pick up non-fiction and science-based books in the library without being prompted to by a teacher or an assignment...

by Amanda Mifflin > Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:50 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Student Teaching
Hello Stephen, I have also found some more additional resources. This source has lesson plan that you can incorporate into your class schedule. https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/?msclkid=68b05768e247...on%20plans This has stem activities that can show students. https://www.playdou...

by Katelyn Shultz > Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Exited about Science
Hello everybody,  My name is Henry Campos, I am an education student at the University of Houston Main Campus. I am majoring in Bilingual EC-6th education. My dream grade is to each 6th grade math. I am very exited to be a member of NSTA; because i want to get new ideas on how to implement science ...

by Henry Campos > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:56 AM

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Elementary Science
Implementing STEM in the Classroom
STEM stands for ( science, technology, engineering, mathematics). All of these subjects are highly important in children's education. They include subjects that are rich in numbers and hands on experiments. Now in days there are a lot of schools that are suffering in these specific subjects. One wa...

by Henry Campos > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:49 AM

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STEM
Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi Leslie, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, every teacher should bring implement STEM to their classes. STEM is growing everywhere, students should be prepared when they just attend school. Kindergarten is a great age to let children start STEM, this is lik...

by Yixiu Yan > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:21 AM

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STEM
Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi Leslie! I think it could be a lot of fun to implement STEM in your future Kindergarten classroom. Research states that implementing STEM at a young age can really help your students in the long run! I think providing your students with hands on activities that are developmentally appropriate w...

by Ana Gonzalez > Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:07 AM

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STEM
Kindergarten activities
I think that taking them on a walk outside to explore their environment is a great way to get young kindergarteners engaged. I also think that fun hands-on activities such as making play-dough or slime can be fun to introduce the concept of observations to the students. When making play-dough, they ...

by Rachel Steadman > Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:02 PM

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Early Childhood
Getting girls involved in Science
Most of what is being said is completely true and I agree 100%. The ratio of boys and girls being involved in the science, STEM or engineering needs to be changed. Girls tend to always want to "beat" the boys so I would probably add activities, experiments that have a competition. another way to get...

by Macie Duran > Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:06 PM

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Elementary Science
STEM programs
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. I am student teaching in a first-grade classroom, and like Lindsey mentioned, most of us are already using STEM all around us. I would implement STEM in my future classroom by crafting activities that allow the students to use creativity, h...

by Naimah Urfi > Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:50 PM

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STEM
New to NSTA
I have found in my experiences that students respond really well to hands on activities and working in groups. They can learn a lot from each other. I think that the key to creating a great lesson plan would be to know what you need to teach and start with the objectives. After that, you can constru...

by Arlet Garcia > Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 AM

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Early Childhood
Amount of time for science in the classroom
Hello, First and foremost I want to thank you all for sharing because it has opened my eyes to understand how science has been thrown under the bus in the education field. In fact many classes around the world do not give science the importance it deserves. The teaching program has allowed me to...

by Darlyng Trujillo > Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 PM

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Elementary Science
New Student Teacher
Hi Everyone! I am a student teacher in a 5th grade ELA/SS classroom. I was looking for ideas on how to incorporate science and STEM activities in a ELA or Social Studies lesson. I am open to ideas and would love to hear your suggestions.  Thank You!

by Almira Bhojwani > Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 PM

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New Teachers
Kindergarten activities Inside the Classroom
Hello there Eleazar! How exciting to be teaching a kindergarten class! Kindergarten is definitely one important grade where students learn many new skills that they will later expand on throughout their life. I myself am a student teacher at the moment, and I am really excited for my career as an ed...

by Karina Herrera > Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 PM

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Early Childhood
Kindergarten activities Inside the Classroom
There are so many different unique science kindergarten activities out there, i found one great activity on Education.com it was called "Make a Soda Bottle Green House. Its a hands on activity the students are learning what it takes to fosterseedlings into full grown plants. The'll be able to see ro...

by Katiana Munro > Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 PM

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Early Childhood
Implementing STEM in my classroom
Leslie, I believe STEM is best implemented by allowing creativity, expression, and collaboration in the classroom. In all grades, but especially in the lower grades, I have noticed that students often learn best from each other. I would begin implementing STEM by designing activities around group...

by Kelsey Nason > Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 PM

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STEM
Science in the Classroom
Hi Julie. I am also a student teacher. I am student teaching in a 4th grade math and science class. I can sympathize. While, my mentor teacher and I have not done any experiments with the students, they get rowdy when doing activities such as, illustrating weathering and erosion. I can imagine how r...

by Isabel Asker > Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 PM

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New Teachers
Kindergarten activities
I found a link that could help you out. They have many activities that may be of some use. https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/

by Eleazar Zuniga > Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:54 PM

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Early Childhood
3rd grade science
What are some good activities to teach science in a 3rd grade classroom as a new teacher any recommendations ?

by Eleazar Zuniga > Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:50 PM

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Early Childhood