Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students develop argumentation skills with the use of scientific modeling.
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July 19, 2017
June 28, 2017
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares six principles for helping young students understand scientific argumentation.
June 07, 2017
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students use graphic organizers to evaluate evidence. Students draw from multiple sources, including experiments and personal experience, to support their claims.
February 15, 2017
Anna Dearlove, a 2nd grade teacher at Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco, prepares English-language learners as they investigate living organisms by having them practice using academic language with their peers. Students work individually and then in pairs to make shared claims about variations found in their research on the plants and animals.
January 25, 2017
Antoinette Pippin, a 5th grade teacher at the Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Junior Science Center School in Los Angeles, utilizes artwork to teach students about sustainable ecosystems. Students compare and contrast scientific and artistic characteristics to make claims about the health of an ecosystem and to explore the balance found in nature and art.
October 26, 2016
Fallon King, a 2nd grade teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., and Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher at Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle, have students share their scientific ideas in whole-class discussions. Students can add on to each other's ideas and or present new ideas to share different thinking models.
August 10, 2016
Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher at Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle and Fallon King, a 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., share how teachers can use nonfiction texts to teach students about scientific modeling and inquiry.
July 20, 2016
Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher from Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle and Fallon King, a 1st and 2nd grade teacher from Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., share how they engage younger students in scientific modeling through observation and discussion.
February 03, 2016
Marica Venture, a 5th grade teacher at Maple Elementary School in Seattle, takes students through the engineering-design process, encouraging them to learn from their failures. Watch students collaborate to design and test microsatellites in a partner project with Boeing.
January 06, 2016
Destiny Woodbury, a 5th grade science teacher at KIPP Liberation College Prep in Houston, has her students create blueprints and models for an egg-drop challenge. This lesson is part of an "egg engineering" unit that Woodbury developed in partnership with Boeing engineers.