Active Assessment for Active Science: A Guide for Elementary School Teachers by George E. Hein and Sabra Price

Although there are several new books about alternate, authentic, or performance-based assessment, few focus on science assessment and provide practical information on developing, interpreting, and scoring these new alternatives to traditional tests. In addition, many school districts around the country are adopting hands-on science programs and are looking for guidance around assessment.

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Social Emotional Starters

Our growing collection of social emotional check-ins for the beginning of meetings. Click on the view only link HERE and make copies of any and all of the slides you would like to use.

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PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition

The PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition is the interactive student notebook Google Slides version of our printable PQRST Sciencing Journal (click here for printable versions). Make a copy of the Google Slides and use it with your students. Click on any of the images or on PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition to access…

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got problems? let’s solve ’em Engineering Journal

From noticing problems to brainstorming solutions to testing prototypes, making modifications, and marketing a final product, this journal will walk students step-by-step through the engineering design process as it relates to solving a problem for a person, animal, or plant. Either use the entire journal or use the one pagers to tackle problems in bite-sized…

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Middle School Virtual Orientation to Groupwork Unit

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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Science and Engineering Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms Infographic

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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IDEAS Engineering Journal

The IDEAS Engineering Journal is designed to be used to engage students to iterate through then engineering design process using a starting model of something they have built. Two looper airplanes, pool noodle rockets, and rattle writers (aka doodle bots) are some examples you might consider. Peer critique is incorporated into the journal. It can…

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Notice Phenomenon and Wonder Question Journals

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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Binary #MicDropMath Build Your Own Cards

This lesson will demonstrate to students how to make the binary #MicDropMath cards. A common question when engaging students with the Binary #MicDropMath is: “Why are those numbers on the cards?” In this lesson, they will start with blank cards and put the numbers on the cards so they understand the numbers are not random.…

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