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Who's in Your Circle?

Who's in Your Circle?

Look around you. Who do you see in your circle? Expand your circle. Now who do you see? Does the Kindergarten teacher down the hall teach her students about pushes and pulls? Does your best friend lead hikes for students in the nearby nature…
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Region 1 Update: Fall 2023

Region 1 Update: Fall 2023

The Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center's 'Let's Play Outside' Summer Camp, is a unique program partially funded by the CA Natural Resources Agency and district contributions. This collaborative effort with local community partners offers students…
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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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3 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

3 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

Many are dependent on rote learning, which can make it difficult to keep students engaged. Gamification can help! One way gamification enhances learning is by increasing student motivation—after all, who doesn’t like a little competition? Students…
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Do Girls Really Belong in STEM?

Do Girls Really Belong in STEM?

Our first article in the series explored student voice on DEI through reflections on their pre undergraduate STEM experiences. For this second series current high school STEM student voices are amplified, speaking to the notion of marginalized voices…
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Cultural Relevance and Responsiveness within the Science Classroom

Cultural Relevance and Responsiveness within the Science Classroom

Infusing culture into today’s teaching makes a big impact on students. It’s a way to easily draw connections between the curriculum and a student’s everyday life. This connectivity makes interpreting new information easier, quicker, and more…
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Introducing Your Students to the Bioethics of Gene Editing with CRISPR

Introducing Your Students to the Bioethics of Gene Editing with CRISPR

Modern biotechnology encompasses a variety of techniques that are used extensively in today’s labs, such as genetic engineering and creating recombinant DNA techniques. These advances allow scientists to directly manipulate DNA sequences,…
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How to improve student literacy skills in science

How to improve student literacy skills in science

What does being scientifically literate mean? Being scientifically literate means that a person can ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from everyday observations and curiosity! Therefore, they have numerical, written, and literacy…
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Superfun Web Applications to Explore the Science of Sound and Music

Superfun Web Applications to Explore the Science of Sound and Music

Science, music, and technology have tons of connections, from the science of sound, waves and vibrations, to the use of computers to create electronic music. These connections offer a great opportunity to bring engaging and creative practices to the…
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Region 4 Update: Summer 2023

Region 4 Update: Summer 2023

It is with mixed emotions that California educators say good-bye to Maggie Riley as she retires from Inyo County Office of Education this June. We are excited for her to begin her next adventure and know that she will be greatly missed.
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