In Queens, N.Y., Maria Katsanos' 3rd grade class conducts scientific explanations through the "KLEWS" strategy—identifying what students already know, what they're going to learn, the evidence, their wonderings, and scientific words and concepts.
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Preschool teacher Stephanie Schillero shows how to introduce basic science, technology, engineering, and math concepts into her students' daily classroom routines.
December 06, 2017
The explanation-building process helps these 3rd grade students understand scientific processes.
November 15, 2017
Tom Jenkins, a middle school science and STEM teacher in Springfield, Ohio, gives step-by-step instructions for building a do-it-yourself rocket launcher in the classroom.
November 08, 2017
An early childhood educator demonstrates how to drive conversation and critical thinking among young students by asking open-ended questions during a classroom read-aloud.
September 27, 2017
Middle school science teachers practice the '5 E' instructional model—engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate—to design learning sequences.
July 19, 2017
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students develop argumentation skills with the use of scientific modeling.
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.
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.