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How to Prepare Students for an Upcoming Solar Eclipse

How to Prepare Students for an Upcoming Solar Eclipse

How to Prepare Students for an Upcoming Solar EclipseA solar eclipse is a magical event. On April 8, 2024, schools and communities across America will gather to witness a total solar eclipse. The last time there was a total solar eclipse in the US was in 2017. The...

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Make Halloween a Day of Engagement with Science

Make Halloween a Day of Engagement with Science

Make Halloween a Day of Engagement with ScienceAs Halloween approaches, educators know the excitement and fun of the holiday can also bring disruptions to the classroom. In an effort to incorporate learning on such an eventful day, try to make Halloween a day of...

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Science Instruction Outside of the Classroom

Science Instruction Outside of the Classroom

Let’s Take It Outside Fall is upon us and it’s time to kick your lessons into high gear. The excitement that was present at the beginning of the year has started to fade, so in an attempt to re-energize student (and educator) interest, try a change of scenery and take...

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FOSS Summer Leadership Institute

FOSS Summer Leadership Institute

Did you know that FOSS offers professional learning opportunities to enhance your science lessons?The 2023 FOSS Summer Leadership Institute, held just outside Portland, OR, focused on transforming professional learning. Each attendee developed a professional learning...

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Building the Future with STEM Education

Building the Future with STEM Education

Can you imagine society without science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? These fields form the foundation for many aspects of human civilization, so it’s hard to fathom humanity without STEM. Even if we just consider a specific area of STEM – like energy, or...

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Phenomena-Based Instruction: Inspiring Young Scientists

Phenomena-Based Instruction: Inspiring Young Scientists

Phenomena in a science class are like oases in a desert: absolutely essential, beautifully vibrant, and rich with creative growth and potential, but unfortunately too uncommon, infrequent, and far apart. Real-world phenomena illustrate scientific principles with...

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