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    Science Opinion High-Quality Science Instruction Should Be 3-Dimensional. Here's What That Looks Like
    Cookie-cutter lab assignments that ask students to follow explicit instructions to reach the "right" conclusion limit learning.
    Spencer Martin, February 12, 2024
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    Yuma Police Department forensic technician Heidi Heck shows students in Jonathan Bailey's fifth grade science class at Barbara Hall Elementary School how fingerprints show up under a special light during a presentation about forensic science on March 1, 2023.
    Yuma Police Department forensic technician Heidi Heck shows students in Jonathan Bailey's fifth grade science class at Barbara Hall Elementary School how fingerprints show up under a special light during a presentation about forensic science on March 1, 2023.
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    Science The NAEP Science Exam Is Getting a Major Update. Here's What to Expect
    For the first time in 20 years, "the nation's report card" is updating how it gauges students' understanding of science.
    Sarah D. Sparks, February 8, 2024
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    Science Opinion STEM Is Failing People of Color. What Educators Can Do
    Students, especially students of color, need fresh incentives to pursue the fields, explains a STEM professor.
    Ebony O. McGee, January 25, 2024
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    International Day of Education: Breaking Stigmas About STEM
    Scientific and technical progress in our nation is rapidly advancing, requiring an increased demand for STEM workers.
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    Science This District Hopes Seeing What AI Can Do Will Spur More Students to Take Computer Science
    Districts including Florida's Broward County put an AI twist on coding activities during an annual computer science event.
    Alyson Klein, December 19, 2023
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    Tele Phillips, left, and Saniyah Sims react as they cut into a bullfrog they are dissecting during a hands-on learning experience for students from the Malone Center on April 19, 2023, at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Lincoln, Neb. The Science Focus Program Student Council arranged two days of a hands-on learning experience for elementary students from the Malone Center.
    Tele Phillips, left, and Saniyah Sims react as they cut into a bullfrog they are dissecting during a hands-on learning experience for students on April 19, 2023, at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Lincoln, Neb.
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    Science Aligned Science Curriculum, Better Scores? Research Finds a Connection
    A WestEd evaluation of the Amplify Science curriculum found it raised student performance on NGSS-aligned assessment questions.
    Sarah Schwartz, December 8, 2023
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    Science Opinion Want to Get Students Excited About Physics? Try Using a Glass of Water
    The physics field needs more new voices. Celebrating the everyday awe around you is a good place to start, writes a Yale physicist.
    Charles D. Brown II, November 15, 2023
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    Group photo of: Holly Warren, Kirstin Milks, Karen Jepson-Innes, Kiefer Kettenis, Emma Shaw
    Bloomington High School South's Samsung Solve for Tomorrow student team showcased their Temp Mural project at the Wonderlab Museum ceremony, where they unveiled a mural art piece created with highly reflective, climate-positive barium sulfate paint, aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming. Left to right:<br/>• Holly Warren, interim director of economic and sustainable development at the City of Bloomington<br/>• Kirstin Milks, science teacher at Bloomington High School South<br/>• Karen Jepson-Innes, Executive Director, WonderLab Museum of Science and Technology<br/>• Kiefer Kettenis, Temp Mural team member<br/>• Emma Shaw, Temp Mural team member
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    The Future of STEM Education is Social Impact
    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...
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    Science U.S. Teachers Lag Behind Global Peers in Teaching About Sustainability. Here's Why
    Many say they want materials and supports to help them weave topics like clean energy across subjects.
    Madeline Will, September 5, 2023
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    Students from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland critique their classmates’ projects for an event that blends STEM and art on March 16, 2017.
    Students critique their classmates’ projects for an event that blends STEM and art in Cleveland on March 16, 2017.
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    Science Q&A How High School Students Are Making STEM Education Accessible for Younger Kids
    Team STEAM is a program where high school students help elementary students develop STEM skills.
    Lauraine Langreo, July 25, 2023
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    Science Opinion How to Teach Students About Climate Change—Without Giving Them Eco-Anxiety
    Climate science education is essential, but the wrong approach can damage young people’s mental health, warn two students. Here are 4 tips.
    Willa Grifka & Luke Williams, June 26, 2023
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    From players to creators: how game design is empowering students
    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.
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