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April 12, 2016

Study: 'Hot Wheels' Curriculum Aligned to New Science Standards Boosts Learning

A science curriculum using toy cars helped engage girls and special education students in learning physics, finds a study presented at AERA.

March 23, 2016

xkcd Author Randall Munroe Brings Comics to High School Science Textbooks

Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular Internet comic xkcd, will soon have his work featured in high school science textbooks.

February 29, 2016

Science Standards Challenged Again in West Virginia Over Global Warming

It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.

February 23, 2016

Eight Things to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards

By now you may have heard that there's a set of common science standards that some states are adopting called the Next Generation Science Standards. But if that's about where your knowledge ends, you're not alone.

February 17, 2016

Hawaii Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards

Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.

February 16, 2016

Curriculum Bridges Biology, Chemistry Basics to Prepare Students for High School

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the release of a new, research-based curriculum for middle school teachers that, according to early piloting, is having quite an impact on science learning.

January 28, 2016

STEM Teacher Tool: Free Videos on 'Super Small Science'

NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation have released a series of short videos about nanotechnology, or the study of objects that are measured in billionths of meters.

January 20, 2016

Science Teachers Need More Training to Get Ready for Next Generation Standards

Very few K-12 science teachers have the experience needed to teach the science and engineering practices described in the Next Generation Science Standards, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

December 01, 2015

Textbooks Out of Step With Scientists on Climate Change, Study Says

While the U.S. president has spoken about human impact on climate change in very certain terms, a recent study out of Stanford University found that middle school textbooks in use in California schools are sending a different message.

November 10, 2015

Connecticut and Michigan Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards

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