Science in the Classroom

One Strange Rock Event

Published on: February 12, 2018

Bring ONE STRANGE ROCK to your School for Free this Spring: From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, National Geographic’s new docu-series ONE STRANGE ROCK is a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explored the fragility and wonder of planet Earth–one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. This earth science series is narrated by actor Will Smith and features perspectives from …

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Stockholm Junior Water Prize and NWEA Annual Conference

Published on: January 28, 2018

The SJWP is the the most prestigious international award for a water-related science project at the high school level.  The competition is open to all high school students in 9th – 12th grades who have conducted water-related research science projects, and have reached the age of 15 by August 1st of the competition year. It starts at the local level …

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The STEM Advisory Council’s List of Recommended STEM Programs

Published on: December 26, 2017

The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) and the Nevada STEM Advisory Council (Council) today announced sixteen STEM programs have been approved for inclusion on the Council’s list of recommended STEM programs. Each program’s application was thoroughly evaluated by a group of trained, Nevada-based reviewers according to a Nevada-specific rubric. About the STEM Advisory Council: The mission of …

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K-5 STEM Program Grant Offered by OSIT

Published on: November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Purpose: To increase the prevalence of evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs in Nevada’s elementary schools. To increase the use of hands-on, evidence-based, experiential STEM learning in grades K-5. To increase the percentage of elementary schools that teach science three-plus hours per week. To increase interest in, awareness of, and achievement in the subjects of …

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NESTA Looking for volunteers

Published on: September 6, 2017

Hello rock hounds in the Reno area! The National Earth Science Teachers Association will be at 2018 NSTA Regional Conference in Reno and we will be needing some help. This includes being a receiver (and transporter to the event) for samples for the world famous Rock Raffle, as well as participate (as either a presenter or facilitator) at the Share-a-Thon. …

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Northwestern RPDP prepares for the eclipse

Published on: August 13, 2017

August 21, 2017 – Solar Eclipse – This will be a partial eclipse in Northern Nevada – about 80% of the Sun will be covered – AT NO TIME DURING THE ECLIPSE IN NORTHERN NEVADA IS IT SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION! At no time will it become dark as we are not in the …

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Changing Primary Teachers Perceptions in Science – Free Lesson Plan

Published on: February 19, 2017

Changing Primary Teachers lessons Three D Coded Changing Primary Teachers Perceptions of Science

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Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Published on: August 3, 2016

How can we support students in understanding of the practice “Engaging in an Argument”?  We need to develop their abilities in answering questions by gathering evidence, making a claim, and connecting the evidence and the claim with reasoning. Reasoning is not just restating the evidence.  It is the reason why the evidence is valid.  Reasoning includes a scientific or a …

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Published on: November 7, 2015

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PhET simulations offer rich online science learning environments

Published on: May 13, 2015

Looking for free, online, student friendly simulations? PhET, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is fantastic source for online, interactive science and mathematics simulations. Many simulations have crowdsourced lessons to help you implement technology in meaningful ways… the simulations offer multiple variables so students can address the NGSS in a safe, scientifically valid environment. What a great tool!

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