Science in the Classroom

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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RiverXchange

Published on: May 12, 2015

WANTED: “High-Tech Pen Pals” Fifth grade classes near Albuquerque, New Mexico, are looking for partners to exchange information about watersheds, rivers, stormwater, and other water resources topics! RiverXchange is a FREE year-long program focused on communication between classes about water resources issues, through online partnerships. Our hands-on lessons can be used for reference, to enhance your existing curriculum, or as …

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STEM in the Classroom

Published on: May 12, 2015

Local CCSD teacher works with students to teach basic coding and Google Earth to develop global science tours! Ms. H. from CCSD is using machines and simple programs like Google Earth and code.org to teach students how to develop science tours. Students are learning the underlying principles of navigation with a larger learning target of spatial reasoning as they drop …

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