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Winter 2023 California Classroom Science – Vol. 36 Issue 2


President's Message

Celebrating Achievements and Successes at the California Science Education Conference

Celebrating Achievements and Successes at the California Science Education Conference

Give yourself a high-five, pat yourself on the back, smile that awesome smile, you’ve made it to December! The first half of this school year has flown by, with some bumps, and some celebrations. One big celebration for science educators was our annual CASE Science Educator Conference, October 20-22, in Palm Springs.
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FYI

Something That a Scientist Does

Something That a Scientist Does

I was a science teacher for thirty-four years. On the first day of school every year, I began every class by asking my students to draw a picture of a scientist doing “something that a scientist does.”
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Bring Wildlife Conservation to Your Classroom

Bring Wildlife Conservation to Your Classroom

We hope everyone who had the chance to attend our session “White Rhino Reproduction - Hormones, Sex, and Conservation” had a great time! It is always amazing to engage educators from all over the state at the annual California Science Education Conference.
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AR/VR Inspires Career Paths for Middle and High School Students

AR/VR Inspires Career Paths for Middle and High School Students

Most students have limited ideas about the careers they will be able to pursue upon graduation. In Stanislaus County, California, the local board of education wanted to build a cost-effective, physical location where middle and high school students could be exposed to a variety of careers and the skills associated with those career pathways.
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Asset-Based Feedback: An Equity-Oriented Approach to Responding to Student Work

Asset-Based Feedback: An Equity-Oriented Approach to Responding to Student Work

Are you wondering how to make feedback motivational for students and less exhausting for teachers? We know that feedback is one of the most effective strategies teachers use for improving student learning. But giving individual feedback for every single assignment for each student is time-consuming, which leads to a long time between when students…
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Sweet Science: Exploring Complex Mixtures with Biotechnology

Sweet Science: Exploring Complex Mixtures with Biotechnology

Our CASE 2023 workshop focused on the analysis of food dyes using paper chromatography and agarose gel electrophoresis (slides and full video tutorial available). In this article, we expand on the chromatography component and provide additional activities for use with the lesson. This experiment links art, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and food…
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Region 4 Events

Region 4 Update: Winter 2023

Region 4 Update: Winter 2023

Southern California science educators have been busy this fall, bringing exciting experiences to students in the region. Inyo County Office of Education (ICOE) just finished hosting their county Science Campers at the Bernasconi Education Center and it was a great success!
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California Classroom Science

CASE's signature publication, is an electronic publication that is produced bimonthly. The publication consists of mostly original content produced by CASE members and provides information of interest to California science educators.

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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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