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

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

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Physical Science
2nd Grade Science
I taught 2nd grade for 12 years and yes, 2nd graders are easily engaged in science. I'm not sure what content strand you are focusing on. When we studied constellations, we use paper towel tubes and black construction paper. They made a circle from the black paper and used chalk to mimic one of the ...

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:37 AM

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Early Childhood
Energy Flow in an Ecosystem 5E Lesson
Try to search for food chains/ecosystems in the learning center where the menu bar says, Explore all Resources. One site I use often is Arkive.org I've used some of their powerpoints which show the flow of energy within a food chain. It's not exactly a lesson plan written in the 5E model but it is...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:36 PM

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Elementary Science
Physical Science Standards
Greetings.... In Texas, we follow the TEKS. Look them up at TEA.gov. I write physics curriculum so feel free to ask any questions you may have. Get Outlook for Android< https://aka.ms/ghei36> NOTE: The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential. It is intended for...

by Danielle Moore > Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:52 AM

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Physical Science
Advice Welcomed Here
Hi Cami, Weather systems may change within hours and it may take several months of collecting data to be able to see a pattern in the weather. Read Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer's April 2010 "Editor's Note" about weather misconceptions. Changing a misconception, also called an "e...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 AM

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Elementary Science
Energy Flow in an Ecosystem 5E Lesson
Hello everyone, I am looking for 3rd-grade level activities for a lesson on the energy flow in ecosystems. All suggestions are welcome! By the way, I am a student teacher (University of Houston) and this will be my first time teaching a science lesson.  Thank you, Amra Milanovic

by Amra Milanovic > Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:54 PM

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Elementary Science
3D printing and stem?
I believe that 3D printers have a place in stem education, and in our public schools. I have experience with them at the University level and at the middle school level. These devices help students experience what it is like to create something from beginning to end. A student can research a need or...

by Grant Mears > Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:39 PM

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STEM
Community Building with stem topics in Early Education
As a teacher, I am looking for new ways to build a community while incorporating stem topics into the discussion. I am open to new ideas including earth sciences, nature, physics, and so forth. These could be stand alone ideas or concepts that develop into lessons. I look forward to reading about ne...

by Grant Mears > Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:29 PM

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Early Childhood
stem and Fairy Tales
I think this idea is very useful as well as it helps bring girls interest into science! We are taught to bring students in with access to what they enjoy and adding fairy tales to curriculum would be a great idea! I love it! stem would benefit from this point of view so much! Great Idea!

by Ashley Lindemann > Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:55 PM

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STEM
Hi Sara, Can you share a little more information? The technology that one might use in middle or high school is a bit more sophisticated than what might be suggested for elementary. What grade do you teach? My idea of technology is the designing of a tool that helps to solve a problem; so with...

by Carolyn Mohr > Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:58 PM

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New Teachers
Developing Scientific Literacy
Hello educators, I am curious what you have used in your practice that engages students through hands-on/minds-on stem learning experiences that provide valuable context for students to develop literacy skills. Any examples, resources, websites, or guidance would be helpful. Thank you!

by Brenna Pavluk > Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:48 PM

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STEM
They're Here! Some Sample Tasks from NGSS for middle and High school
Thank you for sharing this resource for Next Generation Science Standards. As a student teacher, I am still trying to understand the standards as well as create lessons that exemplify what they state. Having a resource that supplies me with sample tasks for a stem Watershed unit will be very valuabl...

by Brenna Pavluk > Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:03 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
New to NSTA
Hello, I'm a pre-service teacher as well, the above suggestion will come in handy finding things to do.  I also found that on another community post on this site there was mention of http://www.getcaughtengineering.com/  once on this site click on lessons and ideas.  It gives a few ideas of cla...

by Mitchell Brewer > Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:05 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:37 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:36 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:35 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:35 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:34 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 4, 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-2017Feb04.pdf     Life Science 195-million-year-old dinosaur protein found preserved   New ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:34 PM

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Earth and Space Science
stem and Fairy Tales
This is such an awesome idea! I think incorporating fairy tales in stem is a great way to get students interested in science because almost all children are familiar with fairy tales. I think this would definitely help open their imagination.

by Marissa Reyes > Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:50 PM

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STEM
3rd Grade Science Lesson--Help!
I saw your NSTA post about wanting to teach about the planets in the solar system. Have you tried NASA's free software download, "Eyes on the Solar System"? http://eyes.nasa.gov Eyes on the Solar System shows all of the NASA spacecraft in context in the solar system, anytime between 1950 ...

by Rachel Zimmerman Brachman > Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:48 PM

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Elementary Science
3rd Grade Science Lesson--Help!
Greetings!  I am hoping to find help with creating a lesson for a 3rd grade class. I am very limited with my resources/materials. So far I only have access to the internet.  My TEKS is 3.8D: (8) Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world a...

by Donna Arellano > Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:42 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting girls involved in Science
As a preservice teacher I believe it is extremely important to encourage young girls to take part in stem roles, but I also think we need to have more mentors for them to shadow. Our oldest daughter has always had a great love for black holes, but we were unable to find anyone to mentor or encourage...

by Diana Skerrett > Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:50 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:33 AM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:33 AM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:31 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 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-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:30 AM

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

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

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Elementary Science
Avoiding Misconceptions in Science Education
I see this every year when I teach these standards. I am currently teaching about the solar system and I try to expose kids to hands on representations like you described so that they can understand size and distance. I also try and show them as many short videos or simulations to help them visualiz...

by Brooke Reynolds > Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Getting girls involved in Science
Michael, I've currently been working with an after-school stem program, and we have a few girls in the classes. These girls come from various backgrounds, but some come from engineering families, which is how they became involved in the program. The girls in my classes are often the leaders, and ...

by Meagan Ahl > Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:43 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Science and Teaching
Integrating technology in Life Sciences
Hi- I'm working on a blog post for a stem series and it is about integrating technology into the life sciences. I have a bunch of ideas already, but I thought I'd put the question out to all you teaching experts as well. How are you integrating tech into your Pre-K-12 life science lessons? This coul...

by Sarah Benton > Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:25 PM

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Life Science
Newtons Three Laws using stem
Has anyone taught Middle School Physics through a design challenge using cars.  I'm looking to modify or expand a project that involved the Engineering process which access Newton's three laws of motion.  Any guidance or resources would be very much appreciated.  Thank you everyone!

by Joshua Blum > Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:28 PM

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STEM
One way to turn stem into STEAM: Child Scientist Storybooks!
Some time ago I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts and they mentioned a book that was soon to release called "Charlie and the Tortoise." You can find that book on Amazon here . The book inspired me to try something similar with my own students last school year, so I came up with what I...

by Chance Duncan > Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:08 PM

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General Science and Teaching