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April 2021/May 2021 – Vol. 33 Issue 5


President's Message

Who Really Does the Work?

Who Really Does the Work?

As we quickly approach the end of my term as CASE President, I want to take this opportunity to thank some of the unsung heroes of the last two years: CASE Committee Members. Typically, during our annual conference, we are able to acknowledge these amazing individuals and let the science education community applaud them and thank them for their…
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FYI

Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate

Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate

The following excerpt below and accompanying PDF is provided by the Networked Improvement Community Region 10 (Geographic area in California that includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).
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Taking on Climate Change with Courage

Taking on Climate Change with Courage

I remember the day I was invited to attend a group meeting with Dr. Deborah Ball to learn more about discretionary spaces and how these small interactions carry such great weight in classrooms. I was so excited to chat more with her about teacher support and how her research opens up the conversation to equity for justice work. Everything took a…
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Can Cheating be Reduced in a Take Home Exam in Chemistry?

Can Cheating be Reduced in a Take Home Exam in Chemistry?

Although I teach at a university, the beginning portion of General Chemistry has much the same content as chemistry at the high school level. During the pandemic, my campus moved to virtual instruction, which intensified worries about cheating. For instance, if you ask students to calculate the molar mass of a substance (that is real), all they…
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Employing Participatory Action Research to Explore How to Achieve Equitable STEM Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education

Employing Participatory Action Research to Explore How to Achieve Equitable STEM Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education

You are invited to participate in this study if you are an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher in STEM. We hope that our research will lead to considerable contributions to further investigate ECE STEM education, including insight into areas of curriculum and pedagogy we should consider addressing.
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Celebrate Earth Day With CASE!

Celebrate Earth Day With CASE!

Earth Day will be here soon, and CASE is ready to celebrate! Our celebration won’t be just for a day, but for five! This year’s theme is “Restore our Earth.” Each day, we’ll give you tips to share with your class on how to help restore different parts of our beautiful planet.
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In Case you Missed it...(April/May 2021)

In Case you Missed it...(April/May 2021)

There’s been a lot happening at CASE in the last few months! We want to keep you updated with all the latest information, so keep reading to find out about all that went on since our last issue!
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Region 4 Events

Region 4 Update - April/May 2021

Region 4 Update - April/May 2021

Hello, Spring! I am happy to see longer, sunny days and the occasional school bus on the streets again. I hope that you all are getting back to some form of new normal in your schools and classrooms. Here in Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) we are moving into hybrid learning mid-April, but we have learned many new ways to operate…
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Spotlight

California Skies, May, June, and July 2021

California Skies, May, June, and July 2021

The May 2021 Sky Calendar, depicting gatherings of Moon, planets, and bright stars at dusk and dawn, and a detailed map of the evening sky are now available for free download at www.abramsplanetarium.org/skycalendar/ The calendar and map may be reprinted for free distribution to teachers and students.
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Science Classroom Move

CASE’s newsletter, California Classroom Science, has always had great articles about resources, lessons, planning tools, and issues in science education. But sometimes the things that help us the most are the little things: A classroom move. This is a new interactive column that allows you to share those little moves. We’d love to hear from all of you!

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