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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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