Pacific Education Institute: FREE Asynchronous Climate Science Course
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by science_4_all
2w ago
I’m always on the lookout for high quality asynchronous workshops where I can do some professional learning and also get a few clock hours for maintaining my teaching certificate. Pacific Education Institute currently has an asynchronous online workshop titled: Introduction to Climate Education in the Classroom. The workshop features 5 modules and is FREE for ..read more
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Climate Resilience & Protecting Cultural Resources
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by science_4_all
2w ago
As climate change ramps up, safeguarding cultural heritage is becoming imperative for communities everywhere. Our cultural treasures, which tell the story of who we are and where we’ve come from, are facing serious threats from the likes of extreme weather, droughts, and wildfires. This situation is calling on those who look after these resources—people trusted ..read more
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A Curiosity of Kindergarteners
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by science_4_all
3w ago
I don’t give a lot of keynotes…I tend to be more of a facilitator of professional development but yesterday I had an opportunity to give a keynote to teams of school district leaders in the Puget Sound region. I touched on several ideas in equity-focused science instruction but I led with the importance of PK-5 ..read more
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Learning Science Might Help Students Read Better
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by science_4_all
1M ago
A recent article from Hechinger Report provides some support to the idea that learning science in elementary grades isn’t only important because kids get exposed to science…but learning science might also improve reading comprehension. The article features the current work on the “Science of Reading” and the idea of Knowledge Building. I have to admit ..read more
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Museum of Flight- Spacesuit Design Challenge 2024
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by science_4_all
1M ago
The Museum of Flight has launched (get it?) a Spacesuit Design Challenge for K-12 students. The theme is “What will we wear in space?” Students must plan and draw their spacesuit and should be prepared to actually build their design. The Top 20 submissions will be invited to build their spacesuits and then to model ..read more
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Allen Institute Open Science Sticker Contest 2024
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by science_4_all
1M ago
It’s that time of year again! Time for aspiring artists to showcase their talents and creativity in the Open Science Week sticker design contest hosted by the Allen Institute. Judged by a panel made up of the education team and scientific staff, entries will be evaluated based on creativity, artistic skill, and alignment with the ..read more
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Getting Ready for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
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by science_4_all
1M ago
There will be another solar eclipse (we just had one in the fall of 2023) coming up on April 8th, 2024 and millions across a swath of North America are gearing up to witness the extraordinary celestial spectacle. Spanning over 100 miles from Texas to New England, the path of totality promises a breathtaking sight ..read more
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WA Only: FREE online K-5 Science Workshops
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by science_4_all
1M ago
Are you looking for some engaging online elementary science professional development where you can get some FREE clock hours? Well, I’m presenting a couple of synchronous online K-5 science workshops this spring for Olympic ESD. Any K-5 teacher in Washington state can sign up for these workshops. Workshop #1: Using Picture Books for Powerful Science ..read more
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FREE Online Workshop: Integrating Science in the Elementary Classroom
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by science_4_all
1M ago
Washington State LASER is hosting a FREE online workshop on integrating science in the elementary classroom. This session is for folks in Washington State only. (Sorry out-of-state friends.) See details below. I hope to see some of you there- I signed up today to be a participant. When: Wednesday, March 20th 1:00 pm to 3:00 ..read more
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Free Science Curriculum: Explore the Salish Sea
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by science_4_all
1M ago
I’m always on the lookout for good FREE science materials to recommend to readers and Explore the Salish Sea fits the bill nicely. Explore the Salish Sea offers an immersive and skillfully designed science curriculum rooted in the narrative of the children’s book, “Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids.” Through partnerships with ..read more
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