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Explore the ways you can incorporate STEM into your classroom with these 8 #NSTA16 Minneapolis sessions






The upcoming NSTA Minneapolis conference, taking place October 27-29, is the place to be for teachers looking for ways to incorporate STEM in their classroom. STEM can be a powerful unifying theme across the curriculum and in many settings. STEM provides an opportunity for collaboration among teachers, disciplines, and schools, as well as postsecondary, informal […]

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8 sessions during #NSTA16 for Teaching in this Technology Driven World

8 sessions during #NSTA16 for Teaching in this Technology Driven World






The upcoming NSTA Minneapolis conference, taking place October 27-29, is the place to be for teachers looking for new ways to teach in this technology driven world. Students and teachers have access to many forms of technology and these technologies can be effective tools to access information, deliver instruction, communicate ideas, connect with people from […]

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Using SciLinks






At the NSTA conference in Minneapolis, last week, I asked a number of teachers how they use SciLinks. Here’s Fran Weber’s response via Teacher Tube. How do you use SciLinks? What could we do to make it better? Please let us know via comment to this post, or zip me a note—tbrown@nsta.org.

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Bill Robertson helps one teacher explain “why”






When I was in Minneapolis last week, I ran into Patrine Turnbloom just outside the exhibit hall. Patrine recently changed grades, and she wanted some help with a few content areas, so she could explain the “why” behind certain concepts. Here are her thoughts on how Bill Robertson’s books help her do that (via Teacher Tube).

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Science Matters to Minnesota!






What does SciGirls, Bonsais, wind turbines, pasta bridges have in common? They all are aspects of the science rich community of Minneapolis, MN. The first Science Matters community event was held on Saturday morning for elementary science teachers and parents. It was a great success. There were 200 + people, stations to do science, lots […]

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Urban science educators share strategies






October 30—It is Friday but I must tell you about the Urban Science Education Leaders (USEL) event.  It was very exciting! Why? The participants were so engaging and really were looking for information and answers and just wanted to learn and see more.  They began with the chair of the Urban Science Education Leaders presentation.  Dr. Bobby […]

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Dark matter, dark socks






Seeing might be believing, but sometimes it’s what can’t be seen that’s most interesting. Since the 1930s, researchers have theorized that dark matter—which can’t be perceived by our eyes—is responsible for anomalies in the rotation of galaxies and other phenomena. Maybe it can account for socks vanishing from the dryer, or would that be a […]

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Great science in urban middle schools






If you’re an administrator in an urban middle school, come to the NSTA Conference in Minneapolis. You can spend a day with a group of dedicated urban science educators—the Urban Science Education Leaders (USEL)—who are working to change the way science is taught in urban schools. One neat thing about this workshop is it includes […]

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Science is a breeze






The average wind speed in Minneapolis is 10 miles per hour (mph), equal to the Windy City of Chicago, according to worldfactsandfigures.com. While that makes Minneapolis a less-than-ideal location for a wind turbine, it is still good setting for a wind turbine workshop! Michael Arquin of the KidWind Project will offer his insight into a […]

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Richard Louv on returning nature to the classroom






By now many of you surely have heard of Richard Louv and his book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. I looked at his blog, Field Notes From the Future, to see what he has to say lately. He reports the nonprofit Children & Nature Network, which he chairs, “has […]

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