Hypothesis cubes is the BEST nature of science lesson of all time. Engage students to use evidence to support their claims and then demonstrate the way science works by leaving the “answer” unsettled in the end. This incredible activity is now available for virtual instruction through models of the cubes made using TinkerCad. Lesson plan…

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Google Docs version of ECE Engineering Journal – Young learners can use the Voice typing under the Tools menu to complete this document if they are pre-writing.

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Google Docs version of the Notice and Wonder Journal – Young learners can use the Voice typing under the Tools menu to complete this document if they are pre-writing.

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This virtualized version of the Stanford SCALE Science Unit 0 – Orientation to Groupwork  for 6th grade. was co-designed by Melissa Wilburn (6th grade STEMAZing Teacher Leader with the Marana Unified School District), Sherrie Dennis (STEMAZing Robot General and Teacher Leader), and DaNel Hogan (Director of The STEMAZing Project). It can be used at any…

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This interactive infographic from the National Academies Press highlights essential practices for K-12 science classrooms from A Framework for K-12 Science Education with references to the contents of the full report. Click HERE for fully interactive infographic. Below is a static PDF version of the infographic.              

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An Exploration of a Multidimensional World This 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum aligns to the California Integrated model in which earth and space science, life science, physical science and/or engineering are integrated within each curriculum unit.     All the units: are project-based include Instructionally embedded assessments align to the 5E instructional model (i.e.,…

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Home learning activities that include options that depend on low or no technology that focus on students’ interests and the world around them. States and schools can provide learning menu activities as options for ways for students to continue learning at home with their families and peers. Find sample learning menus for PreK-HS here.  

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Daily Dos are sensemaking tasks teachers and parents can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning.  Students actively try to figure out how the world works (science) or how to design solutions to problems (engineering) using the science and engineering practices. Engaging in these practices requires that students be part of a learning…

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Through an intense professional learning opportunity, 60 middle level teachers working in teams learned how to utilize Five Tools and Processes for Implementing AzSS.  Participants created a 3D unit blueprint (Tool 1) and developed multiple instructional sequences (Tool 4) that formed a 3D science instructional unit utilizing the 5E instructional model.  These draft units that are published are sample…

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Notice Phenomenon and Wonder Question Journals come in formats that are printer friendly and in Google classroom versions for both Slides and Docs. Great tools for helping students notice and wonder how the world works! Journal version included below include Notice Phenomenon and Wonder Question Journal. This is both pieces together and requires some assembly.…

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