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How often do you teach science?
We have 30 minutes to teach stem at my school. Reading and math are our main focus though, so sometimes our stem time runs short. I am going to work harder this year to make sure my students get their stem time in. It is so hard though, even with a set schedule.

by Elizabeth Mims > Yesterday, 11:02 PM

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Elementary Science
Food Chains
I also teach 4th grade and we do a unit on Food Chains/Webs. The best thing I've done is to involve the students in role plays using the roles of sun, producer, herbivore, nectivore, predator, scavenger, etc... Then, we analyze the flow of energy and how these same roles exist in different ecosyst...

by Kristin Schlemmer > Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:06 PM

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Elementary Science
Must Have - New Teacher
Hi Mark! Congratulations!! I've found that the posters are much more for me than for students. I had a poster that said: "tie your shoes, pack a good lunch and realize that we're all in this together" which really helped me out on rough days... in retrospect I wouldn't have that exact poster i...

by Michelle Brown > Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:48 AM

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New Teachers
Critical Pedagogy and stem
Wow,Peter, that is such a timely topic. I left a high-performing, predominately upper class school after seventeen years to take part in a grant that has been in place for three years now. Our parish wrote a PROGRESS Federal Grant to reach those low performing schools with high-poverty students. The...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:04 PM

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STEM
Animals in the classroom?
My district brings critters to the schools in the spring. Different ones for different grade levels, and at the end of the school year they pick them up. it is awesome to watch snails, butterflies, fish, grasshoppers, etc...in their ecosystems; and how they develop in their life-cycles from birth. T...

by Kim Rivera > Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:48 PM

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Life Science
Critical Pedagogy and stem
                    Recently I attended a conference in Indianapolis that was sponsored by the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. [LU1]  The theme of the conference was “…the space traders, intersections of race, politics and education”. Although the theme does not directly addre...

by Peter Klaeser > Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 PM

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STEM
Engineering Curriculum Help
Kyle, I urge you to contact your local college or university's engineering department to come talk to your students about the different branches of engineering. You can create a partnership with them and get to do campus visits, especially during engineering week. You also could have some college s...

by Pam Dupre > Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:27 PM

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STEM
Getting girls involved in Science
This is a great message. While it's perplexing that the gender gap still exist in science for girls - I think we may want to step back and look at it from more than just the US. As according to this article on girls in stem programs , the gender gap is also very pronounced in UK and India also. ...

by Rene Moss > Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:09 AM

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Elementary Science
stem PBL Openings in Az
Dear NSTA Members, Please excuse the cross-posting! I was asked to share the following job openings for a startup school that is looking for strong stem PBL teachers. I believe that the job openings were posted on the NSTA job board but they are still looking for the “right teachers” for th...

by Sharon Schleigh > Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:22 PM

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Professional Development
stem PBL Teaching Positions Open in AZ
Dear NSTA Members, Please excuse the cross-posting! I was asked to share the following job openings for a startup school that is looking for strong stem PBL teachers. I believe that the job openings were posted on the NSTA job board but they are still looking for the “right teachers” for th...

by Sharon Schleigh > Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:18 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Technical Writing: Rewriting Even When Timed
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Rewriting Even When Timed The Challenge In a recent position paper, Sarah M. Hess worries that coaching students to write under time constraints means that teachers mus...

by T.R. Girill > Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:44 PM

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STEM
$50,000 Wish List
My school's middle school and high school classrooms has been gifted $100,000 to support stem education. We are a small school of about 75 middle school students 6-7-8th grade students. My classroom is being renovated and school's server will be updated which I believe will leave about $50,000 for e...

by Laura Anderson > Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:23 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
Yes Don and everyone considering using this video Don's  observation: Arlene, that was stunningly beautiful. I have worked with my students to develop a "peppercorn earth" model of the solar system from the sun to Pluto in which the earth was a peppercorn and the sun was a grapefrui...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:16 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
This discovery will cast off the present debate on the moral or unethical procedure of gathering stem cells from It relies what you imply by using Science current movements however whether it is something regarding science. Essay Help UK

by Jordan Davidson > Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:47 AM

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General Science and Teaching
A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
Just received this! Free stem Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators The NASA stem Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a se...

by Frieda Lamprecht > Wed May 31, 2017 1:59 PM

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Earth and Space Science
STEAM + Economics + Equity? Strange bedfellows, but oh, how STEAM-EE
Empower Students and Revolutionize Learning with the Hottest Content Around Recently, American educators, students, and citizens have found it necessary to stand up for the protection of science as well as climate change research. Many of us understand that advancing science education and inquiry...

by Susan Santone > Tue May 30, 2017 5:51 PM

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STEM
A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
Arlene, that was stunningly beautiful. I have worked with my students to develop a "peppercorn earth" model of the solar system from the sun to Pluto in which the earth was a peppercorn and the sun was a grapefruit and the other planets were appropriately sized common object. But we had to confron...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue May 30, 2017 4:23 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Student teacher
Jaqueline, check this out. http://www.stemmom.org/p/worm-unit.html

by Pamela Dupre > Mon May 22, 2017 10:44 AM

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Elementary Science
stem Lessons K-12
http://www.siemensstemday.com/educators/activities Find what you are looking for by doing a simple search on their site. 

by Pamela Dupre > Sun May 21, 2017 6:01 PM

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STEM
stem Activities for Educators
http://www.siemensstemday.com/educators/activities Choose your grade level, K-12, search a lesson or look through what they have and make a choice!

by Pamela Dupre > Sun May 21, 2017 6:00 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Standards Based Grading and NGSS
Chris,     For the NASA Mars Education lessons we developed Instructional Objectives (IO) and Learning Outcomes (LO) for each lesson. The IO and LO's were written using the 3-D format of a Performance Expectation, but were more focused. We then wrote a rubric for each Learning Outcome and suggest...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Energy Flow Misconceptions
Hi Dominique Deborah is right about energy as it only 'flows' in one direction. You might be interested in looking at the information from the NSTA SciGuide Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/5/SG-41 "Flow of...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Wed May 17, 2017 4:27 PM

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General Science and Teaching
ALL CLEAR ON GMO's
CRISPR's genome editing technology is definitely a perfect and relevant current events topic for the classroom! I think a discussion about GMOs can be a great way to introduce topics like bioaccumulation and even bioethics. I think it's important to present the bad and the good together. For ...

by Molly Miller > Mon May 15, 2017 5:14 PM

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Life Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Greetings, Really impressed with the line up of scientists and educators assembled by NSTA, NOAA, and partners to present at today's conference. Climate Change is a defining issue of our time and the Ocean is the driver of so many Earth processes that directly impact humans and ecosystems glo...

by Bruce Moravchik > Sat May 13, 2017 12:11 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Standards Based Grading and NGSS
I've planned and implemented 3D lessons over the course of the school year. I feel very comfortable with this moving forward, but I still can't get my head wrapped around standards based grading in science. I taught math for 11 years and I had a system in place for this. I think worked quite well. I...

by Jeanette Kimbro > Sat May 13, 2017 8:25 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
2017 stem for All Video Showcase - Join the Conversation!
NEXT WEEK! 2017 stem for ALL Video Showcase Please join us May 15-22 for this exciting online event featuring 171 short videos of some of the best things happening in stem education! Each video has it's own online discussion which provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers and researchers ...

by Kimberly Patton > Thu May 11, 2017 9:33 AM

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STEM
Student Learning Objectives
The student learning objectives have been classified in some major steps and they can be evaluated for the better results of it and we can identify that thing more perfectly and in this perspective, the teacher contribution is the most necessary thing for the growth of the student in education secto...

by Isaac Ball > Mon May 08, 2017 7:36 AM

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Early Childhood
Planets
The controversial topic of Pluto of not being a planet anymore is an excellent topic to discuss with students. It allows students to come up with reasons on why Pluto is no longer classified as a planet. One way to discuss Pluto’s classification in class is by comparing the eight planets of our s...

by Edgar Juarez > Sun May 07, 2017 1:47 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Books For Energy Flow in the Environment
Hi Dominque, Here is an NSTA collection on Energy and Matter Flow through Ecosystems for Middle Level http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=1CWsDp35tXU_E This is one of the books from the Global System Science series called Energy Flows. The last chapter is on life s...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Sun May 07, 2017 10:08 AM

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Life Science
Energy Flow Misconceptions
What are some misconceptions students would have about energy flow in an ecosystem?

by Dominique Whitaker > Sat May 06, 2017 3:23 PM

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General Science and Teaching
5E Lesson Plan
What are some good activities I could have my students do during the elaborate portion of a 5E lesson for Energy Flow in an ecosystem?

by Dominique Whitaker > Sat May 06, 2017 3:21 PM

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Elementary Science
Engaging Students
It looks like you are currently teaching first grade. Depending on what grows in your local environment, dandelion plants are ideal for showing plant parts, from roots to leaves to stems to various parts of the flower and seeds. Flowers with larger parts, such as fruit trees and later-flowering de...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Fri May 05, 2017 4:35 PM

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Elementary Science
Free Webinar on climate science resources May 9, 20178
Hi, everybody....I wanted to share this free Webinar coming up Tuesday afternoon. We will be giving away some prizes during the live version, and there will also be a recording for those who can't be online at that time. The Webinar is free, but you must pre-register. We hosted a similar Webinar i...

by Suzanne Taylor > Fri May 05, 2017 10:51 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Technical Writing: How Arguing From Evidence Can Be Taught
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: How Arguing From Evidence Can Be Taught When students write "about science" they sometimes just pile on lots of sentences without any sense that the sentences can and shou...

by T.R. Girill > Wed May 03, 2017 1:30 PM

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STEM
stem Activities
Hi Wendy Just spent some time looking over the stem activity site. It is a keeper http://stemactivitiesforkids.com Liked the section on free resources but also the ones that are teacher created and inexpensive. Thanks for posting! Arlene

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Wed May 03, 2017 11:13 AM

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Elementary Science
stem Resources
Looking for ideas for stem and engineering activities? We are part of a team that has created a website filled with ideas and blogs that might be of interest to you. You will also be able to link to each of the contributors own individual websites. It is quite a wealth of resources. http://stemact...

by Wendy Goldfein > Tue May 02, 2017 9:02 AM

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New Teachers
stem Activities
Looking for ideas for stem and engineering activities? We are part of a team that has created a website filled with ideas and blogs that might be of interest to you. You will also be able to link to each of the contributors own individual websites. It is quite a wealth of resources. http://stemact...

by Wendy Goldfein > Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 AM

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Elementary Science
Great stem Resource
Looking for ideas for stem and engineering activities? We are part of a team that has created a website filled with ideas and blogs that might be of interest to you. You will also be able to link to each of the contributors own individual websites. It is quite a wealth of resources. http://stemact...

by Wendy Goldfein > Tue May 02, 2017 9:00 AM

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STEM
Kindergarten activities
Dandelions are easily accessible and allow children to have hands-on experience exploring different parts of a plant. I was so amazed, and so are my children, to discover that the white fluff and seeds are already there at the base of the yellow parts of the flower. Let them pluck and see the seeds....

by Marianne Cane > Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:58 AM

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Early Childhood
stem and Fairy Tales
Agreed. A major component of fairy tales is the lack of ability that women have on their own end to save themselves. One thing that I think could enhance this project even more in that respect is to not have students emulate new ways for the prince to save the princess, as in the Sleeping Beauty ...

by Jessica Bonnar > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:25 PM

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STEM
New Teachers
Have you ever dissected owl pellets? I've done it with 2nd grade through 5th grade. https://www.homesciencetools.com/a/owl-pellet-dissection-project You need to order them on line so they're sterilized or there may be access to some within the science department in your district. I would te...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:23 PM

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Life Science
stem Research in the Classroom: Your Experience?
Are there any instructors who have had experience with conducting stem research in the classroom (i.e., using student data to conduct their own peer-reviewed papers and/or collaborating with nearby universities on educational research)? Interested in how this plays out with the classroom dynamic, es...

by Jessica Bonnar > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:13 PM

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Research in Science Education
Teach stem Outside!
Incredibly important! One of the biggest benefits of outdoor stem education that this article briefly touches on is the ability of outdoor education to benefit students who don't learn well in traditional classroom settings. Especially for students who tend to be distracted/restless/listless in a...

by Jessica Bonnar > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:08 PM

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Research in Science Education
Learning Science Concepts through Play
I love this idea! I recently visited the Birch Aquarium in San Diego which has an outdoor exhibit all about energy. This exhibit, called Boundless Energy, was essentially a giant playground for kids of all ages that explored the science behind alternative energy sources--wind, solar, waves--in a ver...

by Parthenopi Milios > Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:29 AM

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Early Childhood
Garden Activities
Hey Courtney, Growing up in Latin America in a very urban area, we were still able to have gardening, plant, and ecosystem lessons even with fewer resources than a typical classroom in the United States. An activity that I remember doing when I was in 1st grade, which can be built...

by Victoria Glynn > Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:26 PM

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Life Science
Science Notebooks
Hi Emily, In my "Teaching Elementary Science" class we kept science journals throughout the entire semester! I think using one direct source of note-taking in science allows students to become organized and consistent in their work, but I think it goes way past just having a notebook they use fo...

by Samantha Ford > Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:25 PM

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Early Childhood
Writing in stem
One really simple addition to any stem project is to include a "funding request" or persuasive piece that tries to convince a company/factory that a student's design is worth manufacturing (and should be chosen above any others because...). This puts a real-world spin on their project and begins to...

by Erick McGinley > Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:13 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Writing in stem
The people who receive grants are often ones who can write well. In preparation for future careers in stem, how important is it for teachers to stress and implement critical thinking and writing skills in a classroom? What sort of writing activity or essay format would best prepare and convince stud...

by Ivana Hom > Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:20 PM

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General Science and Teaching
First Grade Science Lesson
Hi!! I did a 5E Lesson on the solar system. The students enjoyed the topic. You can also do it on solids, liquids, and gas which is another lesson they enjoy or on plants.

by Katarina Hernandez > Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:17 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Activities for 3rd grade
A lesson on the solar system can be very fun. Why not watch a short clip on the Flocabulary website and also do an interactive lapbook.

by Amanda Perez > Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:02 AM

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New Teachers
Activities for 3rd grade
I would also like to know about any activities related to the solar system. I am student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom currently.

by Jessica Clickner > Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:23 PM

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New Teachers
Interactive Lessons
OMG Linda! I recently taught a lesson using different balls to represent the planets in the solar system. Laregilon, I can help you with such lesson. I will email you the details of the lesson.

by Hallie Seals > Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:03 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Test review
I went to a great workshop at the NSTA stem convention in MN and learned about using conduit tape and thread to truly "create" individual projects. The teacher that presented gave an awesome story of one of her students. After learning in class, the student decided to add conductive thread and LED ...

by Erick McGinley > Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:28 AM

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General Science and Teaching
A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
I just ended my Earth's Place in the Universe course with this video https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/417309/our-place-in-the-universe/ It is well worth the view and the companion video on how they did it How they did it "A group of friends discovered there were no proportiona...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:31 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Girls in Science
I've always known that there was a sort of stereotype in the stem fields, specifically science, that girls were not that interested in it. How can I show my female students that it is okay to be interested in Science?

by Haley Thomas > Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:49 PM

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Elementary Science
Student-Teacher
Hi, I am also Student Teaching I for University of Houston. As out educational system shifts towards stem it is beneficial that we can acquire information and ask for help through a simple site. Enjoy student teaching and take in all the good and learn from the experiences that your are placed in.

by Cecilia Cardona > Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:08 PM

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Early Childhood
Getting girls involved in Science
I use to work at a a toy store that sold learning based toys. One thing I always saw fly off the shelves was a stem based toy called Goldie Blox. I never knew what it was until I read the back of the box one day. The girls can make different things out of these blocks. They can make slides, spinning...

by Jacqueline Wilkey > Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:11 PM

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Elementary Science
Activities for 3rd grade
Alma, Look here: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/search/default.aspx?action=br...l=&author= Flavio.

by Flavio Mendez > Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:11 AM

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New Teachers
Activities for 3rd grade
Hello, What are some good activities recommended when teaching the solar system for a group of 3rd graders?  Thanks

by Alma Andrade > Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:06 PM

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New Teachers
Interactive Lessons
Hi Laregilon. I like having 3rd grade students choose from among spherical objects of various sizes and colors (marbles, ice cream sprinkles, balls, BBs, balloons, etc.) to build their own solar system models. They would need to justify why they selected each object for the model, then explain what ...

by Linda Cook > Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:53 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Science Resources
My school uses stem scopes for science instruction. What are resources used in some of your schools?

by Laregilon Hughes > Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:28 PM

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Research in Science Education
Interactive Lessons
Hello everyone, my name is Laregilon Hughes and I student teach at the University of Houston. Do you have any suggestions for an interactive solar system lesson for third grade.

by Laregilon Hughes > Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:18 PM

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Earth and Space Science
stem and Fairy Tales
Awesome! I never thought to use fairytales with stem. I love the idea though, I think it is a great way to get the students interested and engaged; I mean who doesn't love fairytales. The girls will definitely love it, and I think the boys would be into it as well. Thank you for the idea!

by Alexis Martinez > Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:58 AM

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STEM
Anatomy and Physiology
One of my students' favorite labs for the year is a cardiovascular inquiry lab where they design their own experiment to test the effects of a factor on blood pressure and pulse. It's really helpful to have automatic bp cuffs that give both a bp and pulse reading. They also love to dissect - we do...

by Amy Swiderski > Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 PM

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Life Science
Future Teacher
Lissel, I would check out some books in the library before purchasing any. Unless, you really like a certain book, then by all means, add it to your library. I'm a stem Master Teacher and we take regular children's books (trade books) and create a science lesson to correlate with those books. Four ...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:29 AM

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New Teachers
Workshops for STEAM
Hi Rhonda, I know this is not a workshop, but I remembered coming across this NSTA stem Conference Forum & Expo in Kissimmee, FL in July. It looks like it is going to be amazing. Here is the link: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/stem.aspx Hope this helps!! -Cynthia

by Cynthia Garcia > Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:14 AM

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Elementary Science
Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
Hi Alberto! I am currently an Elementary Education major. I recently did a stem activity with students for a science assignment that they absolutely loved. The activity was the Ramp and Roll stem Challenge and can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers through the following link: https://www.teacher...

by Cynthia Garcia > Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:07 AM

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Elementary Science
stem and Fairy Tales
I really enjoyed this topic. Getting girls involved in stem! I love it. Having them think about what they would do is a great way to develop multiple perspectives of the subject. Thanks for sharing!

by Jessica Tamez > Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:59 PM

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STEM
Collaborating Beyond California
"We teach stem...but we can also blow off STEAM."

by Alison Thalmann > Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:57 AM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
stem -Why Hands On Learning MATTERS: Gears- Merry Go Round Description: How can we get 100% student engagement? How do we help all students to see themselves as scientists and engineers? Hands on learning is the secret! We will have a hands on activity using LEGO® bricks and taking it...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
NGSS Implementation through Teacher Leadership Description: The Center for Math and Science Teaching (CMAST) at LMU seeks to empower the next generation of diverse learners who actively engage in and deeply experience rigorous mathematics and NGSS science in an inquiry based student d...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:44 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Reaching the Limits: An NGSS Lesson on Population Ecology for Biology Description: Journey through an Ambitious Science Teaching Lesson in which students look at the removal of sea otters in an ocean ecosystem. Through a series of activities, students model, plot, infer, and analyze d...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:41 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Anaheim Ducks, First Flight Field Trip Description: The Anaheim Ducks explore stem concepts through lens of hockey during California’s largest science classroom experience each year at Honda Center. Joined by community organizations and corporate partners, the Ducks create exhibits a...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:38 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
stem in the Outdoors Description: Come see how Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council are combining Environmental Education & stem. Learn about opportunities for students at Skyland Ranch near Idyllwild. Presenters: Carrie Raleigh Organizations/Schools:Girl Scouts of ...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:33 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
STEAM Education Description: Science and Art Institutions work in collaboration to bring STEAM to the forefront. We provide Professional Development and curricular resources for Nevada's educators and changing the discussion from stem to STEAM in the state. Presenters: Craig Ros...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:31 PM

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Professional Development
Help needed to align units to NGSS
Hi,   I was wondering if anyone that is a guru w/ the NGSS standards, would help me find a way to link an NGSS standard w/ 2 popular science units that I enjoy teaching.  In 7th grade, I used to do a unit on Simple Machines & students really enjoyed it, but I am having trouble justi...

by Erica Grimaldi > Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:23 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
stem and Fairy Tales
An easy way to integrate stem into any subject matter is to have students read a storybook and design a solution to a problem one of the characters in the story has faced. Students can read books that utilize the engineering component in stem. One way to provide students with the opportunity to expl...

by Laura Respondek > Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:45 PM

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STEM
Success For All, Takes Us All
Dear Alison, Thank you for coordinating this event and good luck to all the presenters. The NSTA team is excited to be here in the "Golden State" meeting awesome educators and learning together the latest and greatest in science education and stem! Have a great session and enjoy the conference...

by Flavio Mendez > Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:20 AM

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Professional Development
Seeking a Grad Degree program in Elementary Level stem
http://www.us-satellite.net/endeavor/about-masters.cfm The above is sponsored by NASA. https://ase.tufts.edu/education/programs/elementarystem/ I'm sorry that I don't know more about it.

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:25 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
We've used it! Our stem Team learned how to use Scratch and it was hilarious! We laughed at ourselves and remembered what it is like to take a risk when learning something new. We shared it with other teachers at an inservice and some have used it in their classrooms.

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:03 PM

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Professional Development
They're Here! Some Sample Tasks from NGSS for middle and High school
These are great. Kentucky was fortunate this time to have some great through course tasks developed for teachers that are modeled after these and built into our state science assessment system.

by Ella Bowling > Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Human Body Systems
I would like to see how you set up your Cornell notes for these body systems. I teach high school health sciences and we are looking into switching to this type of note taking. Thanks, Lisa

by Lisa Coin > Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:44 AM

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Life Science
Planet Protection Chemistry Labs?
Kyle, would you be interested in measuring the CO2 concentration in the air? I’ve worked up a gravimetric method that traps the CO2 in diluted sodium hydroxide, then precipitate with barium chloride. In addition to the chemicals, the only at all unusual equipment is a small air pump (like you’d fi...

by Bryan Smith > Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:54 PM

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Chemistry
Love teaching stem outside the classroom? Great opportunity available!
The Chemical Educational Foundation  is seeking passionate, experienced formal or informal educators to serve as teacher trainers for hands-on chemistry workshops! Help show educators in your area how to do chemistry with K-8 learners in any setting and with supplies that are cheap, safe, and reusa...

by Ariel Simons > Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:39 PM

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Informal Science
Grades K - 8 textbooks aligned with NGSS???
Look at stemscopes they might.

by Kate Baird > Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:40 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Equity and Chemistry: A Formula for Success
  It’s 7:45am, and thirty-two 10th-graders slump into their seats for first period chemistry. The topic of the day--the period table--seems far removed from the students’ daily lives. “Some of my kids live day-to-day,” their teacher later told me. “And now they’re supposed to care about atoms?”...

by Susan Santone > Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
PolarTREC 2017 follow me
My name is Adeena and I am participating in a research expedition to Greenland. This year through PolarTREC, I was matched with NASA Scientist John Woods who is a member of NASA’s Operation IceBridge. Operation IceBridge uses a team of airplanes to take images of polar ice to see the changes in the ...

by Adeena Teres > Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:34 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Mar. 12, 2017
Note:  The next issue of Science Current Events will appear in mid-April. 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-2017Mar12.pdf     Life Science ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
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 > Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:04 AM

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STEM
Incorporating the engineering design process into life science contents
I am looking to share ideas as to how to find creative ways to add engineering ideas and projects into the life science curriculum.  I am a middle school teacher and teach an integrated curriculum.  I find it is easier to incorporate engineering design into physical sciences but struggle to find mea...

by John Barstow > Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:10 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 9:50 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
Developing Scientific Literacy
Dr. Staples, I really love "The Missing Link" resource. The website for incorporating literacy and stem education is straightforward, easy to read, and has a multitude of visuals that aid in the message. I also appreciated the abundance of examples with using music, writing, stories, and sketches ...

by Brenna Pavluk > Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:12 PM

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STEM
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
Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
Hi James, Much of the beauty of the NGSS is in the interweaving of the three Dimensions, so for any activity, we need to include and make visible the disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts, in addition to the specific science and engineering practices, that were combined in the perfo...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:02 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