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What to do when students get frustrated with stem activity?
Like Betty said, was this their first time building? Fine motor skills need to be well developed to handle such a build with small materials. Could you have used stick pretzels which are thicker and easier to control? Also, what was the engagement part of the lesson? Did you read a story to them wh...

by Pamela Dupre > Today, 12:53 AM

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STEM
Your Top 5 coolest low tech stem activities
Hello there! I have a collection of dollar-store stem activities here in the Learning Center that span grades 2 through 8 but can be used in almost any grades:  Gabe's stem resources Hope this helps!

by Gabe Kraljevic > Yesterday, 8:49 PM

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STEM
Looking for Middle School Teachers to Participate in Robotics Project funded by NSF
Are you searching for computational thinking tools for your 6th, 7th or 8th grade stem program? The Designing Bio Robots project, a curriculum collaboration between the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University and  TERC in Cambridge, MA, is funded by the National Scie...

by Michael Cassidy > Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:54 AM

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Research in Science Education
stemscopes
My parish is looking to adopt stemscopes through Accelerated Learning. I have went through the website and noticed how user friendly it is and the amount of work that went into elaboration on the 5Es. Has anyone heard of this science material and if so, how is it working in your area? 

by Shontell Davis > Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:03 PM

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Research in Science Education
Volcanoes lessons
GM,   Try stemScopes for lesson ideas and Science A to Z.

by Toneka Bussey > Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:32 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Your Top 5 coolest low tech stem activities
What grade level?  I am in the final stages of designing an interdisciplinary science course on the Science of Flight, which ties in physics, meteorology, chemistry, environmental science, and biology - all in the context of aviation. We are using a paper airplane competition to tie in many stem...

by Faulconer > Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:33 PM

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STEM
Using Primary Literature (science journal articles) in the High School classroom
I am posting on behalf of a colleague who has been working with AAAS on making science journal articles more accessible for high school classroom use.   Dear Colleagues,   Our research lab is collecting data on the use (or lack of use) of primary scientific literature in high school cla...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:29 PM

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Physical Science
Using Primary Literature (science journal articles) in the High School classroom
I am posting on behalf of a colleague who has been working with AAAS on making science journal articles more accessible for high school classroom use.   Dear Colleagues,   Our research lab is collecting data on the use (or lack of use) of primary scientific literature in high school cla...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:28 PM

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Life Science
Using Primary Literature (science journal articles) in the High School Classroom
I am posting on behalf of a colleague who has been working with AAAS on making science journal articles more accessible for high school classroom use.   Dear Colleagues,   Our research lab is collecting data on the use (or lack of use) of primary scientific literature in high school cla...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:27 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Use of Primary Literature (science journal articles) in the Classroom
I am posting on behalf of a colleague who has been working with AAAS on making science journal articles more accessible for high school classroom use.   Dear Colleagues,   Our research lab is collecting data on the use (or lack of use) of primary scientific literature in high school cla...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 PM

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Chemistry
classroom management during experiments
I agree with Carolina that what really helps maintain children’s interest and attentive behavior is having a system for calling children to attention (chime, clap, other signal), and having all the materials needed for an exploration or investigation at hand so you don’t have to interrupt the flow....

by Margaret Ashbrook > Thu May 31, 2018 9:07 PM

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Early Childhood
Periodic Table
Sorry for the late response...I did find some cool intro songs to get the students started thinking about the periodic table. I finally decided to utililze a color coding system to cover the basic components of the periodic table. My department came up with a plan for me to just cover the structure...

by Shontell Davis > Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 PM

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Physical Science
Wanderers video
A recent APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) fetaures a short video narrated by Carl Sagan exploring the spirit of exploration in the human psyche - and lots of cool NASA solar system imagery.   Enjoy!   https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180429.html

by Cris DeWolf > Mon May 21, 2018 11:28 AM

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Earth and Space Science
My Sky Tonight: Early Childhood Pathways to Astronomy
I came across this program when exploring the 2018 stem for all video showcase. It looks fantastic. You can watch a short video about the program here:  http://stemforall2018.videohall.com/presentations/1296 . And learn more about the project and project resources here:  https://www.astrosociety...

by Cris DeWolf > Sat May 19, 2018 11:19 AM

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Early Childhood
Including science concepts in math and reading subjects
Hello! I recently read an article about teaching Science through the use of literature circles. The article completely opened my eyes to exploring the many different ways to integrate science throughout different subject areas. Reading time seems to be a perfect place to incorporate science conc...

by Colleen Hines > Wed May 16, 2018 2:29 PM

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Elementary Science
Invitation to focus group on astronomy investigations
Forwarded from Ardis Herrold, LSST Education Specialist The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction in Chile, is scheduled to begin science operations in 2022. During its ten-year survey, LSST will collect and deliver an unprecedented amount of data, opening the way ...

by Cris DeWolf > Sun May 13, 2018 9:27 AM

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Professional Learning
Invitation to focus group on astronomy investigations
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction in Chile, is scheduled to begin science operations in 2022. During its ten-year survey, LSST will collect and deliver an unprecedented amount of data, opening the way for countless scientific discoveries. LSST is also the fi...

by Ardis Herrold > Sat May 12, 2018 1:43 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Your Top 5 coolest low tech stem activities
The subject line says it all!!  Looking for low tech ideas for a wide range of ages working together.  Thanks in advance and happy spring!

by Joshua Blum > Thu May 03, 2018 8:58 PM

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STEM
Science Trips
I brought my students down to the local river where they collected water samples and identified the organisms they found with Dichotomous keys. They later analyzed the water samples and the wildlife they found to determine the 'health' of the ecosystem. We brought them to various sites some, some n...

by Rene Moss > Wed May 02, 2018 1:42 PM

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Informal Science
ELL STUDENTS AND NGSS
Hi Thora!  My name is Grace Nielsen. I am an undergraduate student studying Elementary Education, with a minor in Special Education, at the University of Nothern Iowa. Though I am not an expert, I have spent a lot of time studying teaching practices that help make learning assessible to all stud...

by Grace Nielsen > Tue May 01, 2018 4:32 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Physiology/Anatomy Project Ideas?
Thanks for sharing.  Would you please send me the rubric and instructions for your amusement park organ system?  

by Debra Carter > Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:54 PM

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Life Science
Creating Lessons that are Engaging
Gabe has some great tips to use. You might also consider the NSTA books, Picture Perfect Science Series. There is one for K-2 and they are literature based. I love the entire series. I've used many of the lessons and it has enabled me to adapt other books with a stem component.

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 PM

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New Teachers
May 1st deadline for PD in Bermuda
[size=6][font=Times New Roman]Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)[/font][/size] [i][color=#333333][size=4][font=Helvetica]For further information please contact Ed Argenta, BIOS educator: [color=#00a0cd][email=edandpat74@comcast.net?subject=Educator%20Work...

by Edward Argenta > Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 PM

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General Science and Teaching
May 1st deadline for PD in Bermuda
[size=6][font=Times New Roman]Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)[/font][/size] [i][color=#333333][size=4][font=Helvetica]For further information please contact Ed Argenta, BIOS educator: [color=#00a0cd][email=edandpat74@comcast.net?subject=Educator%20Work...

by Edward Argenta > Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 PM

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STEM
May 1st PD deadline for Bermuda
[size=6][font=Times New Roman]Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)[/font][/size] [i][color=#333333][size=4][font=Helvetica]For further information please contact Ed Argenta, BIOS educator: [color=#00a0cd][email=edandpat74@comcast.net?subject=Educator%20Work...

by Edward Argenta > Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:00 PM

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Life Science
May 1st deadline PD in Bermuda
[size=6][font=Times New Roman]Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)[/font][/size] [i][color=#333333][size=4][font=Helvetica]For further information please contact Ed Argenta, BIOS educator: [color=#00a0cd][email=edandpat74@comcast.net?subject=Educator%20Work...

by Edward Argenta > Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:59 PM

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Professional Learning
Student Teaching
Hello Stephen, I think that you should check out NetLogo, it's a multi-agent programmable modeling environment that allows students to explore both science and programming. I myself have explored it and found it a great way to help students visualize certain scenarios or what changes in a scenari...

by Dominique Lemanek > Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi, I haven't worked with younger students, but as a younger prospective educator and having worked with middle schoolers and high schoolers, I think that a great way to begin implementing stem into the classroom would be through activities with the students. I think that students respond most w...

by Aubrianne Milton > Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:24 AM

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STEM
Getting girls involved in Science
Hi!! I think this is a very important topic to address in today's schooling system. I believe the current light of women in stem is beneficial for young gurls to see so that they feel that it is possible and that they would have role models in that field if they were to take interest in them. I thin...

by Paulina Cedillo > Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:17 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting girls involved in Science
Thank you Richard sharing such amazing resources. I already showed and share them with my parents in one of our meetings for our stem club. I am excited and motivated to see many female scientists and engineers. Just to think that any of our students will become one of them!!! Thanks again!!

by Gilberto Garcia > Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 AM

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Elementary Science
Getting girls involved in Science
I began a stem club after school and to get more girls involve I included in my flyer "Come and learn how to make different kinds of slime." The turn out for girls was outstanding. During my lessons they learned about energy and matter and chemical reactions. The fact that my girls students were abl...

by Gilberto Garcia > Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:27 AM

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Elementary Science
Integration
Hi Carrie, We did a guest blog about integrating stem and History that might be helpful for you. https://educationtothecore.com/2015/10/using-stem-as-your-time-machine-for-history/ Wendy Goldfein GetCaughtEngineering.com

by Wendy Goldfein > Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 PM

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STEM
First Day of School Science Activities
In one of my semesters of students teaching I was in a kindergarten classroom and even though it wasn't used for a "first day of school" activity I think this could be used as one that the students with love! it is called stem bins. She just had them in a set of pull-out drawers and each student wou...

by Siera Johnson > Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 PM

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Life Science
CO Adopts NGSS...Now What?!
We just adopted the NGSS in the past year. I work with a stem team and we have been aligning our lessons with the NGSS for the past 3 years. Our parish does not use textbooks for science. In fact, when it was presented to teachers this year, there was no scope and sequence or any other guidelines gi...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Integration
What are some ways you have successfully integrated stem into other content areas such as music, ELA, or social studies?

by Carrie Akins > Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 AM

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STEM
Help With Reproduction Standards
Re: [color=#575655][size=2][font="Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]1. Know that reproduction is a characteristic of all living things and is essential to the continuation of a species. 2. Identify the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction. [/font][/size][/color][co...

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

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Life Science
Bottle Ecosystems
While not incorporating both a terrestrial and marine ecosystem, this lesson plan from a listing found within NSTA resources is vetted with the EQuIP rubric for alignment with NGSS - wjich may be helpful for you. http://ngss.nsta.org/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=94

by Cris DeWolf > Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:02 PM

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Life Science
Building a Foundation for Science
Yessica, great question. I suggest you go to Explore All Resources and search that topic. You can try several variations like; introducing science to kindergarteners, how to develop hands on science for K, etc. I initially taught 4th and 5th grade and then moved to 2nd grade before becoming a stem ...

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:05 AM

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New Teachers
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hello Leslie, I am also studying to be an elementary teacher. I am currently working with first graders. The most effective way I have incorporated stem with my students is by providing them with hands-on activities. I have been incorporating science and math by providing the students with sc...

by Megan Bryant > Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:31 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Research in Science Education
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Life Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Professional Learning
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Professional Learning
Implementing stem in the Classroom
Hi Bianca! I think that it is great that you have been able to actively explore and implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (stem) into your classroom. Unfortunately, in my current student teaching classroom, stem gets pushed to the side when it is not Math. I think that maximizing thei...

by Alexis Lara > Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:11 AM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I believe that these are important to implement in ECE because these are the core subjects that drive our future engineers, doctors, programmers, astronauts, and so on. Getting children excited and engaged in these subjects at an ea...

by Fatima Babar > Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 AM

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STEM
Unit-Long or Year-Long stem Project Ideas?
Jessica, In a classroom I had observed in a previous semester, I saw stem bins! These are awesome bins that the first graders used to create different architectural designs such as bridges, towers, etc. They were made out of a multitude of items that stuck together such as popsicle sticks and velcr...

by Megan Bradburn > Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hey Leslie, stem stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. I think that based on the objectives, stem activities must change with the flow of the classroom. This is good because children need a lot of transitioning. Having stem activities means that your lessons are fun, hands on, an...

by Angelica Munoz > Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:42 PM

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STEM
Effectiveness of an inquiry lesson
Hi Marved! Like you I am a majoring in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. In my science methods class, we have been learning how truly beneficial it is to have inquiry-based investigations throughout elementary school. One thing that is so important for students when teachi...

by Megan Lensing > Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 PM

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Elementary Science
stem in my classroom
From what I am aware about stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it can be implemented by making small, yet thoughtful, adjustments to a lesson. The language that a teacher uses can be useful when planning how to incorporate stem in a classroom. For example, adding words such as Model, Desi...

by Aleena Naqvi > Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 PM

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STEM
stem in my classroom
I was first introduced to stem Fall 2017, while student teaching in a first grade classroom. I was not fully aware of what students were supposed to be doing during this time, but I could see that they really enjoyed it.  I learned that stem stood for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathema...

by Melissa Deleon > Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:14 PM

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STEM
Food Chains
Hi Gladys, I recently created and executed an inquiry-based lesson on the food chain. I decided to stick to a specific ecosystem, the Everglades. I made information cards on the plants and animals that live in the Everglades. You can have the students draw or color the animals on the information ...

by Idania Caceres > Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:21 PM

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Elementary Science
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi Leslie, I like to think of stem as inquiry-based learning but with science, technology, engineering or math integration. There are specific standards that must be met, but there are so many resources that one can use. I personally love to go on Pinterest, there are so many ideas that can be us...

by Idania Caceres > Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:13 PM

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STEM
classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena! I am currently a student teacher in a math and science classroom, and I get the chance to watch my mentor teacher enforce the most effective classroom management skills I have ever seen. She uses positive reinforcement constantly. The school I am at has a reward system where they give ...

by Bianca Balderas > Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Plant Characteristics
Hi everyone, I am currently in a second grade classroom. I have to teach plant characteristics and their importance to meet plants basic needs. I have decided to break down each structure. I would like to teach roots first, then the stem, the leaves, and so on. What are some good experiments to i...

by Jannet Garnica > Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:18 PM

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Elementary Science
What to do when students get frustrated with stem activity?
Hello, I wanted to know what do you do when kindergartners become frustrated and discouraged with the stem activity.  For example, the students did a stem activity on building bridges using toothpicks and marshmallows, but some students after a few failed attempts, refused to continue to try and ...

by Gisselle Medal > Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:23 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hello Leslie, A way you can incorporate stem into the classroom is by at least having the students do an activity one a month. This activity should relate to topics and concepts taught during that month. stem incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math subjects. You can find great S...

by Gisselle Medal > Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:13 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi Leslie! I am currently student teaching in a second grade classroom. stem stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. How I would implement stem in my future classroom/lesson plan is by having the students create vlogs with the technology devices to document what the have learne...

by Carolina Olvera > Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 PM

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STEM
Bottle Ecosystems
Hi Shalen! Take a look at these websites: Bottle Biology Annenberg Learner's Life Science: Bottle Biology Bottle Biospheres Let us know what you decided to do-this is an interesting way to do micro-ecosystems! Mary B.

by Mary Bigelow > Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 PM

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Life Science
stem and Fairy Tales
Hi Wendy! I am a student teacher from the University of Houston. I did not know what stem was and I just recently learned about it. Although I understand more about stem I am still not sure how it could be incorporated in the classroom. Specially now when some schools are getting rid of science to ...

by Claudia Duca > Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:22 AM

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STEM
stem After School Program
I love the idea! I was in the stem program after school and we usually would built many experiments that required simple resources that are used in a everyday life. We usually had one main project as a team and each team would meet once/ twice a week to work on our projects. Before we worked on our ...

by Luz Alonzo > Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:15 PM

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Informal Science
Bottle Ecosystems
I like the idea of doing bottle ecosystems with my 7th grade students, but there are so many ideas out there I'm not sure where to start!  I'd like to have them complete a two tier ecosystem with a marine on the bottom and a terrestrial on the top.  Any advice? 

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:09 PM

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Life Science
Stream Monitoring Field Trip & Ecology
Hi Shalen. First of all, I'd check with the park manager to see what they allow, including removing materials from the park. If you have exam trays and aquatic nets, field microscopes, and so on you could bring them along. If the park allows materials to be disturbed in the ecosystem, I would hav...

by James Johnson > Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:36 AM

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Life Science
stem and Fairy Tales
Thank you so much for sharing. I love the fact that we are combining two learning's in one. Both of these were my favorite as a child and I would be incorporating more of the stem activities into my lessons. This makes me excited because the students at any age enjoy building, and making spontaneous...

by Luz Alonzo > Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:04 AM

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STEM
Stream Monitoring Field Trip & Ecology
I recently gained permission to take a group of students to a local state park to do some water quality monitoring and stream observations.  I'd love to incorporate ecology topics such as biotic and abiotic factors as well as ecosystems in the stream along with collecting pH and dissolved oxygen dat...

by Shalen Boyer > Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 PM

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Life Science
Does anyone use the movie Earth's Wild Ride for lessons?
In my classroom (K-5 stem), I am using it as a way to see what the students are most interested in and what content they need to learn more about. Once I have the questions from my students, we have a discussion about which topic to focus on first. At this point I go to the standards to see which on...

by Stephanie Coy > Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:31 PM

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

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

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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General Science and Teaching
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Earth and Space Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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New Teachers
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Life Science
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
[color=#1d2129][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda a...

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

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Professional Learning
Implementing stem in my classroom
stem is a major topic in the field of education. Implementing science, technology, engineering and mathematics together, in an interdisciplinary fashion, is a revolutionary concept. I think it's great that you are attempting to implement this at such an early age. Research has shown that it is extre...

by Ryan Crim > Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:38 PM

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STEM
Engagement
Nicolette, I think using a book as a read aloud is a great way to have 1st graders engaged from the get-go, as you are doing, provided you are animated when you read it! Read with expression and be alive! If you are not feeling the book, using a video related to the content (one that does not ...

by Hussein Pacha > Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:18 PM

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Early Childhood
Weather Project
Hi Mayra! I think that lesson sounds like such fun! I wonder what the videos came out like, having the green screen technology. This lesson is a great way to get students engaged in finding their own research. Thanks for sharing this idea. This could also be a good presentation to give on a paren...

by Bianca Balderas > Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:10 PM

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Elementary Science
Family Science
One of the local schools in my neighborhood has done a stem night and it was very successful. The students were able to show off on what they have been working on throughout the school year and the parents were having a blast.

by Stephanie Sarmiento > Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:33 PM

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Elementary Science
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi Leslie, stem which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can be implemented in many ways in your classroom. I am studying to be an elementary teacher as well, and in the classroom I observed last semester, which was first grade, the cooperating teacher used stem bins. These bins...

by Megan Bradburn > Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:19 PM

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

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

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Earth and Space Science
stem in my future classroom
stem is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, stem integrates them into a cohesiv...

by Griselda Cazares > Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Leslie, stem is a widely talked about topic in education right now. It's an approach to teaching and learning that centers around individual students' learning styles and interests. stem, which stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, connects subjects and relates them to each other...

by Nicolette Hale > Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:27 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi Leslie, Currently, I am student teaching 4th grade math. I believe that stem, which stands for science, engineering, technology, and mathematics, is extremely important to focus on in the classroom. Technology, research, medical fields, and engineering fields, just to name a few are growing at...

by Anna Snowden > Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:19 PM

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STEM
stem and Fairy Tales
I agree with the above post. This concept is such a great way to get girls involved in stem and to help them acquire and develop a love for science. I really love how you even added different fairy tales as well as possible engineering projects to connect with them. I had never really thought about...

by Karina Gonzalez > Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:13 AM

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STEM
Fun Science Lessons
Mary, I have noticed that students are most engaged in Inquiry-based lessons, not direct instruction ones. The ones that follow the 5E model are the best! I am currently a student teacher and I taking a Science methods Class based around the 5E model. My Science teacher uses the 5E model when tea...

by Hussein Pacha > Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:40 PM

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

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

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STEM
Making Science Education a Priority
Allison- I think this is important to address because many schools are still putting science in the background and weighing more heavily on math and literacy. Upon doing a search of my own I found an article that talks about the importance of science and where to go from here. I found the artic...

by Brianna Martin > Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:07 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Implementing stem in the Classroom
I try an incorporate stem into different subjects across the curriculum including subjects like social studies and literacy. If we are studying for examples habitats in Science, I'll chose books for literacy that related to that. With social studies we look at regions of the world where these habita...

by Brenda Velasco > Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:21 PM

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

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

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Leslie, you can find a lot of stem resources here: http://ngss.nsta.org/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=311

by Pamela Dupre > Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in the Classroom
Hi Henry and Nayeli, Unfortunately it is a sad truth that stem subjects are often overlooked in the classroom (I've experienced it many times since starting my education in teaching, and probably even before). What I see lacking most often are exciting, engaging science lessons in which students ...

by Danielle Pinto > Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:46 PM

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STEM
stem and Fairy Tales
Wendy, I absolutely loved the article. I think as educators, we often forget that kids can use their imagination in science as well! Imagination is not only for the art or music room. I think it is wonderful that there is a way to let their creativity shine through an amazing subject. As a studen...

by Megan Bradburn > Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 PM

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STEM
Science in the Elementary Classroom
I understand your frustration with the emphasis on math and reading in the classrooms, but that is where it is important to become creative and write cross-curricular lesson plans. Many schools have even been moving to thematic units. So, for instance, say the overarching unit is the solar system. S...

by Katie Schlegel > Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:25 PM

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Elementary Science
Free stem PD with Classroom Materials and Year-round Support
Thanks, Jim! We had a great time last summer, and we have even more planned this year! To anyone interested in applying, I have attached the application and I will be happy to answer questions anyone has regarding stem ED or the application process. We will be accepting application through ...

by Lara Stubbs > Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:50 PM

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General Science and Teaching
3rd grade Solar System
Hey Christine, I recently taught a lesson based on the solar system just last week. In my opinion, it is really good to focus on one aspect and not the whole thing; what I mean is, for one day, I focused on teaching my students the order of the planets in the solar system in relation to the sun. ...

by Hussein Pacha > Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:50 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Hi Simran, Mangroves are incredibly valuable to both the ecosystem as well as the geography and topography of an island or cost. First and foremost, mangroves act like a break wall/retaining wall for the cost it lives upon. Its intertwining roots which actually descend from the branches of the...

by Todd Katz > Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:48 AM

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Life Science
Free stem PD with Classroom Materials and Year-round Support

by James Johnson > Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:12 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Growing Excitement for Science
Hello Chanel, There are a host of demonstrations and hands-on activities to thoroughly impress a class and start off the year with a real rush! I used to do quick stem challenges using drinking straws and tape that not only got students moving the first day but taught teamwork as well. We broke int...

by Gabe Kraljevic > Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:45 AM

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