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PQRST Journal

                  The A-Z (or at least P-T) template for helping your students process a phenomenon, play to learn, identify variables, design an experiment, conduct experiment to collect data, make a claim supported by evidence with scientific reasoning to explain it, and then keep thinking in questions. Provided…

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Matchbox Car PQRST

              This powerful lesson will not only teach students how to identify variables, design a scientific experiment, collect data, make a CER (claim, evidence, and reasoning) based on their experiment, and continue thinking in questions, it will also teach them girls can do anything! Using the inspiring story of…

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Seven Essential Life Skills

                The Seven Essential Life Skills from Ellen Galinsky’s book Mind in the Making. 7 Destrezas Esenciales Para La Vida

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Next Generation Science Storylines

The Next Generation Science Storylines project is dedicated to providing tools that support teachers in developing, adapting, and teaching with strongly aligned NGSS materials in classrooms around the country. We like their Science and Engineering Practices Octagon in particular!

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STEM Teaching Tools

Practice briefs and tools which will help any educator focused on shifting their science instruction toward 3-dimensional instruction. These very short pieces highlight ways of working on specific issues that come up during STEM teaching.

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