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

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

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STEM
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
Planets
Using phrases like "science is ever-changing" or the "ever-evolving nature of science" is probably not the best way to describe it.  The problem is that there are many people who think that what scientists say is merely speculation and therefore likely to be wrong -- hence science always changes. ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:19 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Getting girls involved in Science
I often wonder that same thing. Here I work for a company dedicated to stem and making learning fun and my daughter wants nothing to do with it. It's because she is now in 7th grade and no longer sees herself as a "scientist". In everything that I've read and watched, it is imperative to get girls ...

by rachel solis > Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:38 PM

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Elementary Science
Apply Today! Power of Data Facilitation Academy June 19-23, 2017 in Flagstaff
The Power of Data (POD) is a professional development program that enables secondary teachers to increase students’ content knowledge, 21 st  Century Skills and awareness of geospatial technology careers through  Geospatial Inquiry  and data analysis. We are seeking 15 exceptional professional de...

by Lori Rubino-Hare > Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:33 PM

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Professional Development
Planets
Once upon a time there were 11 planets.... This article discusses how the major main belt asteroids were first considered planets, before being reclassified as a new type of object - asteroids. The reorganization of the solar system recognizing a new classification (dwarf planet) is nothing new, but...

by Cris Dewolf > Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:30 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Weather Summer Camps for Students
Do you have any students with a strong interest in Meteorology? Check out these opportunities for this coming summer. [color=#222222][font=arial, sans-serif] City College of New York, New York NOAA's National Weather Service - Summer Weather Camps   University of Wisconsi...

by Cris Dewolf > Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
appropriate or not
I am a student teacher and recently I was "called out" for talking about date rape drugs with my 8th grade science students. One of my students asked how the nail polish works that changes colors as an indicator of the date rape drug in a drink. I thought it was a good opportunity to explain how the...

by Mark McLean > Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:56 PM

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New Teachers
Fossils Unit
The Fossil Unit I created began with the topic of: Animals- Threatened, endangered, and extinct. The unit continues with the topics of Dinosaurs, Fossilization and finally, types of food, fossils. The unit begins with threatened, endangered and extinct animals because paleontologists would not kn...

by Kashleen Abreu > Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:42 PM

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Elementary Science
stem
stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. These areas are essential for the students skills and knowledge. These skills are not only important in school but can help students out in the real world. Science, technology, engineering, and math are things used everyday so it...

by Emily Majano > Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:05 AM

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STEM
Future Teacher
Use stem Scopes and Science Fusion

by Diane Soto > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:17 PM

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New Teachers
Science Activities
I also have noticed the same problem what my CT does is dedicates one whole day to science (usually Friday) and we call it science and stem Friday.

by Diane Soto > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:03 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science Activities
I feel that many schools do not focus on science often, my fourth graders only learn science once a week. I feel that it is important to incorporate aspects of every subject in every day lessons. If there is not time for an entire lesson, it is possible to do stem activities to get our student's min...

by Araceli Garcia > Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:43 PM

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General Science and Teaching
stem and Fairy Tales
My school is actually starting this stem project at school, I think it's a wonderful idea. The students are also so excited when they bring in recycled materials from home. We haven't exactly started yet we are in the process. I can't wait to start and then share my thoughts on it after, but I will ...

by yoksiana zacarias > Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:53 PM

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

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

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Earth and Space Science
stem and Fairy Tales
What a great way to promote stem activities within lower grade levels!

by Karmen Jones > Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:08 PM

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STEM
Lesson plan on the digestive system
For this topic i came up with a simple lesson on the digestive system for 5th grade but of course can be modified for younger students. Students first thought about where food goes after we eat it and how it is broken down. After brainstorming students were all given saltine crackers and told to pla...

by Dana-Ashli Walsh > Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:50 PM

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

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

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Evaluation and Assessment
Future Teacher
I highly recommend stemscopes, they have a variety of different resources that you can include in your science lesson plans. Good Luck!

by Ictzel Barron > Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:36 PM

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New Teachers
Future Teacher
Definitely use the NSTA learning center! I think that you should just make sure prepare yourself throughout each unit in order to be knowledgable about what you are teaching. Also, stemscopes is a really great source. It provides with many ideas for 5E lessons, different activities for all learners,...

by Sandra Rubio > Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:01 AM

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

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

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General Science and Teaching
re : stem in Kindergarten
Hello Abby, When my mom taught Kindergarten, she had an aquarium that she used for various forms of life sciences. Every spring we will collect tadpole ages from a stream and put them in her fish tank. The kids would take care of them, watch them change into tadpoles, feed them, and watch them...

by Bonnie Thurber > Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:28 AM

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General Science and Teaching
stem
What is a good way to incorporate stem activities in Kindergarten classrooms?

by Abby Lowman > Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:57 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Kindergarten activities
Hi! I did some of these activities with my Kindergarten class and they loved it. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/force-and-motion...activities http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/making-models-solar-system http://www.maryville-schools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageI...

by Abby Lowman > Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:50 PM

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Early Childhood
Opportunity for Louisiana/Texas Teachers and High School/College Students
http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f04679f39bb02577685891f2b&id=a8d49e56f3&e=6a1e063f7c Spread the Word! Application season is here! Please help us share the 2017 at-sea education programs far and wide so we can continue to grow the Corps of Exploration with creative, talented stem educat...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:56 AM

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STEM
Academic Language
I think that academic language is so important to build with students! I am student teaching at a school where over half the students are English Language Learners, and I have seen that using sentence stems and having the students repeat them as they are talking really helps them. I think it is impo...

by Amy Lu > Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:49 AM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Space Science?
If you have a computer in your classroom, you can use NASA's Eyes on the Solar System to show all of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids in our solar system, as well as the NASA spacecraft that explore these worlds. http://eyes.nasa.gov It works on desktops and laptops, but not on mobile ...

by Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman > Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:26 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Space Science?
The Pocket Solar System is a great way to discuss the solar system. I have also seen where toilet paper is used with small balls in place of the planets. The toilet paper is stretched down the hallway. This is a fun, cheap, and interactive way to give the students a perspective on the planets and so...

by Summer Cortez > Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:23 PM

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Elementary Science
Affordable and accessible Ed Tech
Hi- I just wanted to share a link to my blog. I just reviewed Eduporium, an up and coming ed tech platform and was really impressed with their mission and some of the programs they are offering to get ed tech into schools. They offer access to academic discounts, and rent out products for a pretty ...

by Sarah Benton > Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:08 AM

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STEM
Your help needed
Hi Pamela! I have done stop motion animations with my 9th graders before and it was so much fun! I have never done it with the full digestive tract but had them create videos as if they were doctors explaining a diabetes diagnosis (Type I, Type II insulin resistant, or Type II insulin deficient)....

by Amanda Wolfe > Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:45 AM

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STEM
English Language Learner Strategies?
A good ELL strategy is also using sentence stems to lead in students in the right direction. This also allows students to develop new language as well as allowing students the chance to practice their vocabulary. Using sentence stems lets students not have to think about the beginning of their thoug...

by Kelli Gilbert > Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:40 PM

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

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

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STEM
Science Notebooks for Kindergarten
I would create sentence stems and print them/cut them. This could help them with their thoughts and limit the amount of writing, but still get some practice.

by Alexis Rodriguez > Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:35 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
English Language Learner Strategies?
I have found that ELLs respond well to visuals. It is important to have them feel as if they have resources other than words to work with. Sentence stems are also very helpful because it gives them courage to attempt to participate without feeling easily embarrassed.

by Alexis Rodriguez > Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:15 PM

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New Teachers
Developmental Level and Inquiry
Hi Cara, It sounds like you have a lot to handle - teaching different grades every day. In trying to address your question about how does one handle the problem solving tasks, I did a quick search of stem activities for elementary grades and an article from last month's Science and Children might ...

by Carolyn Mohr > Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:27 PM

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STEM
English Language Learner Strategies?
-Social interactions between the students -Project based learning -Allow them to use their language in the classroom -Encourage the use of their language in the classroom -Provide them with vocabulary and ask them to write it in their language -Sentence stems ( gets rid of the worry of comi...

by Jessica Martinez > Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:50 PM

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

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

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Chemistry
Secede from the Centrally Planned School System
Many parents choose to educate their children at home. What do you think about it? Many parents are sure that children can do better while homeschooling. BTW, they really can choose from the variety educational techniques and methods and, maybe, they'll even choose the best one for their child... ...

by Kevin Rogin > Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:37 AM

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New Teachers
Future Teacher
stem scopes is a great resource. The website contains 5E lesson plans that are ready for use.

by Alexia Perry > Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:22 PM

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New Teachers
Google's CS-First program
I'm a stem teacher, 3-5th, in Louisiana. I've had some experience with Scratch Jr. I wish I could help you but maybe a forum specifically addressing your needs in Google would be a better resource. I've used LEGO EV3 Minstorms Robots and worked with teaching students how to program them for local ro...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:48 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
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-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered by sifting through the human microbiom...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:18 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
[color=black] If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . [/color] http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered by sifting through ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:17 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
[color=black][size=4] If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . [/size][/color] http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered by s...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:15 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
[b][color=black][size=4]If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . [/size][/color][/b] http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:14 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
[b][color=black][size=4]If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . [/size][/color][/b] http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:13 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
[b][color=black][size=4]If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . [/size][/color][/b] http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Nov19.pdf     Life Science New antibiotics discovered...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:13 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Experiences with Service Learning
I would also be curious to hear teachers' experiences with Service Learning, and how we can incorporate environmental literacy and/or stem learning at the same time. Look forward to hearing from you, Alison

by Alison Thalmann > Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:12 PM

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Informal Science
Teaching Space Science?
Hi! I am also currently a preservice teacher and we recently did an activity in my university class over this. It might need to be adjusted so that it is age appropriate for your students but I thought it was a great way to show how far apart the planets are in our solar system.

by Nicolette Chetta > Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:28 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Management During Projects
Hi Maddie! I think classroom management rules can vary depending on the group of students and age group they are in. Despite the distinctions, when the teacher states the rules and the behaviour that is expected of them prior to working on the project, the students have the rules fresh in their ...

by Heejin Jeon > Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:02 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Camouflage
Teaching camouflage is a very fun science topic. This topic can be taught very economically. I taught a lesson that taught camouflage using wrapping paper and hand cut butterflies. The whole experiment costs about $3 and all the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store. I hope to use this lesso...

by Allison Hladik > Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:46 PM

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Early Childhood
Free download Mars posters~Explorers Wanted!
These are beautiful posters and they tie in beautifully with stem careers!  http://mars.nasa.gov/multimedia/resources/mars-posters-explorers-wanted/

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:46 PM

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Earth and Space Science