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Body systems model project for sixth grade
Hi Everyone.  My sixth grade students are researching different body systems. They are "doctors" trying to diagnose a patient with specific symptoms. They will present this information to the class.    As a final project for this unit I am planning to have them make a "life-size"  (reasonably lif...

by Gretchen Cefalu > Today, 6:15 PM

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Life Science
stem in an Elementary Classroom
stem is the integration of S(Science), T(Technology), E (Engineering), and M(Math) into the classroom. Like you said, math is really easy to integrate because it can simply be about buying materials or tracking a budget. technology can be implemented through the use of ipads, recording findings, mak...

by Melina Gaggero > Today, 12:51 AM

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STEM
Changes in the Ecosystem
Almira, I love 5th graders! I know it is challenging at times too. Are you talking about changes in a specific ecosystem like coral reefs? I'm not sure exactly what you need but I know you can find an abundance of information and lessons on that topic(and many others) by using the Explore All Resour...

by Pamela Dupre > Yesterday, 8:06 AM

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Life Science
Using Science Notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hello Julie! You brought up a good topic. Interactive science notebooks can absolutely be a good form of evaluating and accessing learning, especially for the lower grades (K-2). It may be kind of challenging to give the little ones a set of questions (quiz) to complete, and then have to access ther...

by Karina Herrera > Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:51 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Changes in the Ecosystem
Hello Fellow Educators,  I am a student teacher in a 5th grade class. I am planning a science lesson on the changes in the ecosystem. Can anyone share any useful resouces, books, etc... on this topic that you believe may be helpful. I want to make this lesson fun and interactive. Any ideas you ha...

by Almira Bhojwani > Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:14 AM

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Life Science
TEKS 5.10(a) Organisms and environments
I have a bunch of stem resources that you might want to check out: Gabe's stem resources

by Gabe Kraljevic > Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:28 PM

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Elementary Science
stem in an Elementary Classroom
Hello Matthew, stem can be very simple things and not time-consuming. The idea is to integrate some science, math, tech and engineering. There also doesn't need to be equal amounts of all 4! Math can be simply be measuring and/or buying materials and keeping track of a budget. stem can also be ...

by Gabe Kraljevic > Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:26 PM

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STEM
stem in an Elementary Classroom
Mystery science is amazing.  stemscopes is a great textbook for stem related activities.  You can pull some reading material on a concept with ed helper and teach the reading standards.  Then create a science project integrating that concept where the students are designing something to fix a proble...

by Nina Stiell > Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 AM

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STEM
stem in an Elementary Classroom
stem is the incorporation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In an elementary classroom it can be difficult to integrate all four of these things. These concepts are based on real-world applications. I know what has worked in my class is that my student’s love doing interactive ...

by Shirin Nayani > Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:19 PM

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STEM
stem in a Kindergarten Class
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by Shirin Nayani > Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:18 PM

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

by Christine Gadbois > Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:05 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 AM

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

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:56 AM

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Life Science
Incorporating stem in Science
Using literature is a great way to incorporate stem into your lessons which then becomes a cross curriculum lesson designed intentionally. You can use tradebooks, check out what NSTA has to offer in their bookstore, especially Picture Perfect Science series. You can also find some resources at ht...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:36 PM

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

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

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Earth and Space Science
Children and Science
Hi McKenzie-- Your question is an interesting one. From my experiences, young children are naturals at exploring and discovering. They might not call it "science" but their behavior is scientific -- observing, asking questions, noticing cause and effect, describing, and not being afraid to be wro...

by Mary Bigelow > Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:24 AM

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

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

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Elementary Science
Looking for Lesson Ideas 5th Grade
Hi my name is Fei, I'm a student teacher in FBISD for 5th grade. The topic we are learning is ECOSYstem NOW and I have this great Buddle from teacherpayteacher if you need it just email me. In this Buddle, it included all the ACTIVITY, Reading – Learning Stations, vocabulary, and some fun workshee...

by fei zhao > Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Incorporating stem in Science
Hello, I am currently a student teacher for a group of 3rd graders. I was wondering, what are some ideas on how to implementing stem in the Science lessons? I would like to have some sort of stem activity when I teach Science lessons. Your responses will be much appreciated. Thank you!

by Katherine Nguyen > Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 PM

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New Teachers
Ecosystems Materials/Resources
I am so glad you asked this question since I am also looking for a lesson on Ecosystems for my 2nd graders. I just visited a couple of the mentioned resources and I completely agree that using local environment as a resource is more relevant to students! I also think it helps students make sense of ...

by Mayra Aguilar > Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:34 PM

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

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

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Elementary Science
To Server- NGSS Lesson Plans and Curriculum Development
I am assisting in teaching Science for Primary, Middle and Upper Grades. In helping develop Lesson Plans I have been faced with these questions and I need your help : 1. What components will need to be in the lesson plan in ordered to follow the NGSS Guide line? 2. What programs/texts do you feel ...

by Valerie Hardy > Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Differentiation in Science
First classroom culture is key. My gen ed class were always very welcoming and worked with my students from life skills who pushed in during science. The range of their abilities will help you determine what you can change. What ever you do, involve them! It means so much to them, their parents, and...

by Destiny Huggins > Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:30 AM

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

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

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Earth and Space Science
Free Lesson ideas
You can find free lesson plans, lesson bundles, and fun, digital experiences for youth at https://www.tgreduexplore.org/. Lessons are on stem and college access, including a lesson on preparing for college in elementary school. These are all provided free of charge through a partnership with the T...

by Jason Porter > Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:24 AM

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Elementary Science
Student Teacher
Hi Diane, watch this video. It will explain stem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPJ48simtE

by Hadeel Alrubaye Barries > Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:23 PM

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STEM
Weather and Middle School
Do a closed weather system. There are a bunch of sites that show how to do miniature weather cycles and other weather related crafts. If you are going further you can look at building closed biomes. what goes into a system and why it remains successful.

by Jeff Torrance > Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 PM

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

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

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Elementary Science
stem in an Elementary Classroom
How could an elementary school teacher encourage stem in the classroom? With so little time dedicated to science (at least in my state), are there any specific lesson ideas or resources that I should be sure to implement? 

by Matthew Thomas > Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:27 PM

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STEM
Making Time
Sara, I am currently a preservice teacher and I am getting an endorsement in stem. I think if you are struggling to make time to teach science then a great way to get incorporate more science curriculum is too integrate it into other disciplines. There are many lessons online that incorporate lit...

by Ashton Childree > Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 PM

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

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

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General Science and Teaching
Weather and Elementary
Hey Arielle! I think kindergarten is a great time to introduce weather concepts to children because it also incorporates using their senses to make observations and learn about what science truly is. I agree with others that introducing the names of the seasons and touching on them everyday using...

by Rida Rangoonwala > Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:09 PM

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Early Childhood
SCIENCE & SPACE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Hi everyone, I am also a student teacher in a first-grade classroom, and I too experience the disappointment of not seeing enough time set aside in the curriculum for science. The district that I am in is strict about the subject areas the teachers teach and basically allows only a handful of min...

by Naimah Urfi > Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:22 PM

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

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

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Elementary Science
New Teacher Science Resources
I had this question too! I found this awesome website that has a lot of cool lessons and resources on it! Hope it helps! http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html

by Stacy Wilcher > Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:24 AM

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Elementary Science
stem lesson ideas
Hello, I am an elementary education major and am interested in learning about fun ways to implement stem lessons in the K-6 classroom!

by Katherine Nornes > Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Ecosystems in 2nd Grade involving Projects
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could share with me some good resources on how you have taught students about Ecosystems. More specifically, I am interested in finding fun projects for my 2nd graders to build knowledge while doing a fun hands on project. I'd like to know if you had a particular a...

by Mayra Aguilar > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:04 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Astronomy in 2nd grade
I apologize, my title says Astronomy but this is for Ecosystems!

by Mayra Aguilar > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:03 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Astronomy in 2nd grade
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could share with me some good resources on how you have taught students about Ecosystems. More specifically, I am interested in finding fun projects for my 2nd graders to build knowledge while doing a fun hands on project. I'd like to know if you had a particular a...

by Mayra Aguilar > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System
Hi Bayley, I wanted to share with you a fun way you could get everyone in your class involved. In my second grade class, I try to use words like "Project" rather than always saying "You have an assignment". There is an App called Green Screen that you could have your students work with to create...

by Mayra Aguilar > Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hello Leslie, I do highly believly that schools should implement stem at an early age, because this not only challenges the student, but also gets them thinking. One way that I would start off with an activity that is both math and science.

by Francisco Garcia > Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:54 AM

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STEM
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System
What are the best way to navigate this resource..the NSTA?

by Rosio Espiritu > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:41 AM

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Elementary Science
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System

by Rosio Espiritu > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:41 AM

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Elementary Science
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System

by Rosio Espiritu > Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:29 AM

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Elementary Science
Hands On Activities
Hello, a good topic for the students to learn in the first grade would be The Plants and they would learn about the life cycle of the plants, get introduced to the word photosynthesis, know what the roots and stems are and many different stuff. What I think would be a good hands on activity for this...

by San Juanita Puga > Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 AM

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Early Childhood
Implementing stem in my classroom
Good evening to you too, I am also studying to be an elementary school teacher. One way that you could implement stem in a classroom for Kindergarten is by using short, challenging, group problem solving and brain push-up activity. Such as the Row, Row, Row, the Foil Boat. The title itself is...

by Maria Salazar > Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:46 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in my classroom
Hi Leslie! I'd like to remind you that stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I feel like when people think of stem they focus a lot on the science part and seem to forget the rest. Technology is also a very important thing that impacts our students in every way. I am c...

by Yessica Castillo > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 PM

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STEM
Science Integrated Literacy
Hello All! My name is Yessica and I am in my first semester of Student Teaching. I am currently in a dual language Kindergarten classroom at a school that is putting a lot of its focus in reading. Since our students are doing a lot of corrective reading in their English class, we have to try to i...

by Yessica Castillo > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:30 PM

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STEM
stem in a Kindergarten Class
I am a student teacher in a Bilingual Kindergarten class. My mentor teacher and I teach Language Arts and Writing in Spanish. I was having some difficulty on how we could incorporate stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) into our classroom. This is when I found a great stem websit...

by Brenda Rivera > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:08 PM

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STEM
Getting girls involved in Science
Hey Amber! I'm really glad you posted this question because the underrepresentation of women in stem is real and very unfortunate! I myself have been trying to learn more about stem as I am majoring in Bilingual Education, so I do not have a stem-heavy course degree plan. However, I recognize that ...

by Cristina Ortiz > Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:44 PM

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

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

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STEM
Student Teacher
I'm a new student teacher looking for creative and educational ways to introduce stem into the classroom for grades 1, 2, and 3. Would appreciate any recommendations?

by DIANE TERIAKY > Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:32 PM

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STEM
stem programs
Hi! I am currently a student teacher in a first grade classroom and I really get to see first hand how science is being taught. stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and it is an overall great thing to implement in to everyones classroom. I personally would implement stem in my ...

by Alondra Hernandez > Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:11 PM

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

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

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Next Generation Science Standards
Cross Cutting Concepts
The cross cutting concepts are something my science methods class has mentioned frequently in our first couple weeks together.  The cross cutting concepts are great way to get students involved in their own learning.  The cross cutting concepts are the major concepts that students will come across i...

by Dakota Dix > Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:45 AM

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New Teachers
stem ideas for fourth graders
Hi Melissa! I'm wondering what your stem center looks like. Does it include all stem fields? If so, how? I would like to get a better idea of what this may look like in a classroom because I'm not sure if I've seen all stem incorporated in a classroom/center yet. I am current student teaching in a ...

by Bianca Balderas > Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:07 AM

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

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

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STEM
Implementing stem in the Classroom
Hi Jennifer and Ana! I appreciate you both sharing your teaching and learning experiences during student teaching. It does give creative ideas of how to integrate science and math into reading and language arts class. Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering(stem) are crucial subjects that...

by Bianca Balderas > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:41 AM

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

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

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

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

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STEM
Implementing stem in the Classroom
Hey Jennifer! I totally agree that teachers should implement stem into their curriculum. The fields of Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering is ever growing! Preparing our future students with the skills necessary to thrive in these fields is being emphasized in education. I think that...

by Ana Gonzalez > Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:58 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in the Classroom
Hello Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I would most definitely have to agree with you, because the stem fields are currently blossoming. As teachers, we need to build off of their excitement by providing meaningful answers, and asking a variety of probing questions that get their minds...

by Taylor Ponsonby > Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:25 PM

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STEM
Implementing stem in the Classroom
I strongly believe that every teacher should implement stem into their curriculum. All students should be aware of what stem stands for and what stem exactly is. stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The stem world is full of excitement in the science field. Teachers beg...

by Jennifer Gaw > Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:20 PM

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STEM
stem programs
Hello Lindsey! I am in my first semester as well!! stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics) is awesome! I think it is interesting to want to reach all subjects in this project of yours! I think it is a great idea to use the manipulative and have them make something creative along wit...

by Stefanie Thews > Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 PM

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STEM
stem programs
Hello! I am in my first semester of student teaching and I am in a second grade class. I love what stem stands for (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and I love your ideas on how to implement it into a 2nd grade class. I think this project could reach potentially all subjects that s...

by Danielle George > Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:25 PM

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

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

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Elementary Science
stem programs
Hello, I am in my first semester of student teaching and I am placed in a kindergarten class. I was finding it hard to think of ways to implement stem into Kindergarten but everything you said is totally true. I see my students using stem every day. When they are in centers and exploring the legos, ...

by Lindsey Ballinas > Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:50 PM

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STEM
stem programs
How funny! I am also in my first semester of student teaching! I also like what stem stands for (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and wish to implement it in my future classroom. I feel it is very important for students to know and be familiar with this concept in this ever progressing ...

by Erika Padilla > Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:20 PM

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STEM
New Student Teacher
Start your "My Library" collection on NSTA. You can go to the "Explore All Resources" tab and refine your search, then click add to My Library and you will have a great collection very quickly. Check out http://ngss.nsta.org/ as well to look for resources. The forums are a great place ...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:45 PM

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New Teachers
3rd grade science
Hi Eleazar, I am a student teacher in a first-grade classroom but I have observed in a few third-grade classrooms before, and I have seen science implemented in the classroom in some very fun ways! One activity that the students would love is creating a diagram of the different phases of the moon wi...

by Naimah Urfi > Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:22 PM

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

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

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STEM
Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Hi Kevin - I am an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa studying elementary education. Additionally, I grew up in the era of No Child Left Behind from the beginning of my k-12 education to the end. I first want to reflect on what my experience in science was through NCLB. No ...

by Angel Peterson > Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:55 AM

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

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

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

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

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STEM
Ecosystems Materials/Resources
Hello! I recommend using the local environment as a resource for your science lessons. It makes lessons -about ecosystems for example- that much more relevant and helps the students to gain appreciation for the environment that is around them. I took several Environmental Education classes durin...

by Michelle Lilly > Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:48 AM

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Life Science
Classroom managment with interactive science
Mercy, I am a first semester student teacher and I am working with some terrific teachers. I will tell you how they are able to handle their students and keep things moving at a nice pace without many distractions or incidents. At the beginning of the year the students, along with the teachers al...

by Tracy Galle > Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 AM

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Elementary Science
stem programs
I am in my first semester of student teaching as well.  stem stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.  I hope to teach fifth grade math and/or science someday.  I would like to use hands on projects to get the kids excited about stem in my classroom.  An easy science experiment I could...

by Tracy Galle > Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:41 PM

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STEM
activities to introduce science in a early grade level
Hello Vanessa, I found a really cool hands on stem activity that I think Kindergarteners could probably do. It uses marshmallows and straws in order to build a structure which stands. Basically the students would be 'engineering' structures using materials they think are fun. You could use different...

by Christine Gadbois > Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 PM

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Early Childhood
Preservice Teacher Advice
You can easily integrate science into both math and reading lessons. Math word problems can be science related. For example, students can research facts and information about planets in the solar system and then do calculations based on that information. You can also integrate lessons about water an...

by Dong Ngo > Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:53 PM

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New Teachers
stem programs
I am in my first semester of student teaching and I am learning more and more everyday. I like what stem stands for and how it is used in the classroom. I would like to learn how I could implement this into my third grade classroom that I am currently in. I have not seen stem being implemented where...

by Adrene Henninger > Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:46 PM

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STEM
stem programs
I want to implement stem in my classroom, I can use Lindsey's building bridge idea and modify it to my 2nd grade students. I could make 5 groups of students, each group will use the same materials like tape, straws, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks to build a bridge that is strong enough t...

by Hadeel Alrubaye Barries > Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:53 PM

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Teaching About the Digestive System
I have read many great Ideas from many of you.  I would like to share what I have done with my fifth grade students. We serve breakfast in the classroom, so I used pancakes or any food they eat to demonstrate how digestion occurs. I went to purchase different plastic bags sizes. One narrow and long ...

by Gilberto Garcia > Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:12 PM

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Elementary Science
stem programs
stem stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I don’t believe that this should be thought of as a new concept because we teach students science and math almost every day, and they encounter these subjects every day. Students walk outside, and there’s science all around them. St...

by Lindsey Huynh > Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:58 PM

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stem ideas for fourth graders
I am student teaching in a class of fourth graders. As a stem center the teacher has a few Legos and popsicle sticks in pencil pouches. Does anyone have any other, cheap, ways to create a stem station?? Thank you, Melissa

by Melissa Deleon > Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:12 PM

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Family Science
Hello! I know it is important to have families involved in the education of their children. I have heard of schools holding literacy nights, but I have not seen a school hold a family science or stem night. I am sure these occur in some places, so I was just wondering if anyone had experienced s...

by Taylor Price > Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:03 AM

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Elementary Science
NGSS Coach
Margaret, I have worked as an elementary stem Master Teacher for the past three years and currently I am a lead teacher who helps teachers with curriculum and models lessons. I have worked at 5 different elementary schools in a rotation. The majority of what I learned was that many of teachers are r...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:21 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Ecosystems Materials/Resources
I am writing a lesson for fifth grade on Ecosystems, does anyone have any good resources or materials to use when teaching this topic? 

by Sydnee Berning > Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:27 PM

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Life Science
stem as a "special"??
Beth and everyone, You might also post this question on the stem, earlychildhood and elementary email lists/listservs run by NSTA . You will add to the conversation and reach even more experienced NSTA members. The responses come to email instead of being archived on a platform but the conversa...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:01 AM

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STEM
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System
Hi Bayley! One of the things I did with the kids was to build a solar system to scale http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/ The kids were amazed at the proportion (hey, there's some math!). I received some materials from NASA, including little cards that the kids could read from (hey,...

by James Johnson > Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:16 AM

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Elementary Science
Teaching about the Planets in Our Solar System
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could share with me some good resources concerning how to teach students about the various planets in the solar system. I am interested in brushing up my knowledge concerning this information while also learning to create a lesson filled with activities that make this a...

by Bayley LeGrand > Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:10 PM

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Elementary Science
Early Childhood Education
Hello everyone! I am a student teacher and would like to know what are some good resources for teaching students about the solar system

by Kayla Smith > Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 AM

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Early Childhood
stem as a "special"??
Hello, My name is Nina Stiell and I have taught both elementary age and middle school.  It is possible but you definitely need to keep in mind the organization of their projects and time management.  The students might need to keep a  journal of some kind to help them keep up with what they hav...

by Nina Stiell > Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 PM

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STEM
stem as a "special"??
Hi Beth, I teach K-5 stem at Barbara Morgan stem academy in Idaho. I've also taught 8th grade. I'm in my 5th year at BMSA. I'd be more than happy to help you. It is possible. But it does need to be set up the right way so that you don't feel overwhelmed. If you'd like any info., to see my schedul...

by Lynnea Shafter > Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:47 AM

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stem as a "special"??
Hello! I’ve been asked to teach stem as a special to our k-8 studnets, once per week (25 classes of kids, 5 classes per day). Is this even possible? Not sure how others make this work when providing “stem” 40 minutes per week to each class. Please help! :-) Beth=

by Beth Sommers > Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:04 PM

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A list of Summer 2018 PD opportunities!
Let's post opportunities we find for summer 2018 PD in this thread. Pamela Dupree posted about a free week-long (expenses also paid) meteorology workshop at Penn State. I just found this opportunity from the Library of Congress (note the session focusing on stem for teachers)-- the works...

by Mary Bigelow > Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:00 PM

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Professional Development
stem in an ELL Classroom
Hi Shontell, Thanks for your questions! I've found some articles that may be of help - I'll post them here. Let me know what you think! This article strategies to assist ELL students, and give some assessment ideas at the end: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc06_043_04_22 ...

by Megan Doty > Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:58 PM

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