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COVID-19:  Science to the rescue

COVID-19: Science to the rescue

In spite of the many challenges presented to educators by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, science teachers have been presented with a rare opportunity to talk with their students about the remarkable way in which science responded to this challenge,…
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Sky happenings for March 2023 and beyond

Sky happenings for March 2023 and beyond

March opens with a spectacular pairing of the two brightest planets at dusk, Venus and Jupiter. They appear closest to each other, just half a degree apart – about the apparent width of the Moon’s disk – on Wednesday, March 1st. They’re still 11°-12°…
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Planned Happenstance in Career Exploration

Planned Happenstance in Career Exploration

We’ve grown up being asked that question as early as Kindergarten and we continue to ask that of each other and ourselves throughout our years. From an early age we are conditioned to pick a title/career and focus solely on that career as we navigate…
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Making a Case for Elementary Science through STEAM

Making a Case for Elementary Science through STEAM

This October at the CASE conference in Palm Springs, the Call to Action for Science Education was heard loud and clear. One point really stood out to me: “Scientific thinking and understanding are essential for all people navigating the world, not…
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Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Proficiency Through Science

Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Proficiency Through Science

Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with student learning in one subject potentially bolstering learning in other subjects. Districts that used STEMscopes Science had higher science, ELA, and mathematics proficiency…
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Sharing Science through Social Media

Sharing Science through Social Media

Science teachers have been using social media for years to engage students. This really accelerated during the pandemic with distance learning as teachers looked for new ways to connect with their students. YouTube is the most popular platform, but…
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California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

When organizing a first sky watching session for students, we suggest that you begin your outdoor session during evening twilight, so students can experience the joy of discovering and identifying the brighter stars as they first appear. Begin your…
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5 Common Questions Teachers are Asking About NGSS-Designed Science Materials

5 Common Questions Teachers are Asking About NGSS-Designed Science Materials

The Next Generation Science Standards challenges how science was taught for decades. K-12 NGSS Teacher Morgan Martin answers common questions teachers are asking about making the shift to the NGSS Framework.
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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…
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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…
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