Science in the Classroom

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

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 … Continue reading »

First Steps to Transitioning to the NGSS

Published on: August 1, 2016

Trisa Shelton Looks at the First Steps Towards Transitioning to the NGSS As you start looking at full implementation of the NGSS this year, many of you may be concerned that you have to throw out all your best lessons and start over.  This is simply not true.  With some adaptations and new techniques, you can alter your lessons to … Continue reading »

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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!


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 … Continue reading »

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 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 … Continue reading »