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- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Get ready for hands-on activities and innovative teaching approaches that will spark students’ passion for STEM subjects.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.In today’s world where so many different elements of the news and of our culture are competing for students’ attention, one of the hardest things to do in grades 6 to 12 science education is to show young people the impact of what they are learning and why it matters. For a teacher, it’s a true gift to make space in your classroom – and in your curriculum – for letting students see how what they are learning can impact society in a truly positive way.Science U.S. Teachers Lag Behind Global Peers in Teaching About Sustainability. Here's WhyMany say they want materials and supports to help them weave topics like clean energy across subjects.Science Q&A How High School Students Are Making STEM Education Accessible for Younger KidsTeam STEAM is a program where high school students help elementary students develop STEM skills.Science Opinion How to Teach Students About Climate Change—Without Giving Them Eco-AnxietyClimate science education is essential, but the wrong approach can damage young people’s mental health, warn two students. Here are 4 tips.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Could teaching video game development help schools and colleges to level-up? Frank Moody, education relations lead at GameMaker - a game development engine used by schools and colleges, believes now is the perfect time for educators to introduce video game development in classrooms.Science White Students Are Less Concerned About Climate Change Than Students of Color. Here's WhyNearly half of white teenagers said the threat of climate change hasn't affected their plans for the future.Science Rural Students Are More Skeptical of Climate Change. What Should Teachers Do?Nearly 8 in 10 U.S. teenagers agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and mainly caused by human activity.Science How Lessons About Public Health Can Engage Students in Science ClassCurriculum about real problems can help students understand their daily lives and see themselves in the subject, educators say.Science If Climate Change Education Matters, Why Don’t All Teachers Teach It?Climate change education in schools is sporadic and limited, despite student interest and the urgency of the issue as temperatures rise and weather patterns become more severe.Science Will Restrictions on Teaching 'Controversial' Issues Target Science Classes?Proposals that target the teaching of evolution aren't new, experts say. But they're changing shape in the current political moment.Science 5 Ways to Make Computer Science More Accessible to All StudentsThere is a persistent income gap among students taking computer science classes in high school and those who aren't.Science How to Teach Climate Change: Your Questions, AnsweredTwo EdWeek reporters answered educators' questions about climate change education and combating feelings of hopelessness among students.Join female STEM leaders as they discuss the importance of early cheerleaders, real life role models, and female networks of support.Science Opinion Let’s Mobilize Our Youth to Address the STEM Achievement GapYouth can play a role in addressing the STEM achievement gap, too, writes a high school student in this letter to the editor.