Author Archives: Korei Martin

Reflecting on This Week’s Daily Do

Introduction Our last weekend in April. Many of you have been providing opportunities for students to do science through distance and home learning for as many as four weeks. Before reading further, pause for just a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Reflecting on this week’s Daily Do

Another Friday brings another chance to catch your breath (hopefully!) and reflect on the opportunities we provided students-as-scientists and -as-engineers to make sense of natural phenomena (observable events that occur in the universe and that we can use our science … Continue reading

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Reflecting on this week’s Daily Do

Another week has passed. Amidst all of the stressors in our new daily lives, let’s take a deep breath together and reflect on students’ opportunities for sensemaking this week. Sensemaking is about actively trying to figure out how the world … Continue reading

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Reflecting on this week’s Daily Do

With another week of home and distance learning behind us, it’s time to take a reflective look back and a hopeful – perhaps even excited – look forward. We shared in last week’s blog how crucial it is to give … Continue reading

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Reflecting on this week’s Daily Do

We know we can’t recreate the science classroom in our students’ homes, but we can continue to give our students experience with relevant, intriguing phenomena to create the need to engage in science learning to answer their questions about what … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Lesson for Elementary Students

Author: The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to major changes in our everyday lives, a situation that can be scary for both young people and adults. Understanding helps alleviate fear. This coronavirus lesson was designed to help young children talk … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Meets…Physics? Making a Biological Topic Fit into a Physics World

Author: Stephanie Duke, Physics Teacher and Science Department Chair at Graves County High School in Mayfield, KY If you heard about a high school science class completing a unit on the novel coronavirus, you’d probably assume it was a biology … Continue reading

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Leveraging Science in the News

Guest post by Will Reed As science teachers, particularly those of us working to implement three-dimensional (3-D) instruction in our classroom, we strive to make learning relevant to student experiences, engaging them in phenomena that have meaning in their own … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?

Author: William Reed, High School STEM Teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep, Chicago, IL Grade Level: Secondary Lesson Overview In this lesson, students will generate and prioritize questions about the coronavirus and evaluate scientific and/or technical information from multiple authoritative … Continue reading

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History and Social Studies Integration with STEM

This blog post was authored by Judy Boyle. NGSS, STEM, STEAM, and Common Core all speak of the importance of the integration of science with ELA, math, and art. However, we are missing one more layer needed to achieve the … Continue reading

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