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Teach Science through Argument | Stanford Graduate School of Education

Jonathan Osborne aims to better prepare teachers to engage students in the scientific process, helping them to understand how science works.

Jonathan Osborne

Earth orbits the sun. Microorganisms cause infectious disease. Plants use carbon dioxide to grow. Most of us know these scientific truths from our earliest school days. They're accepted facts. But astronomers, microbiologists and botanists once fought for these concepts using arguments based on evidence. Science, it seems, arrives at its tenets through argument.


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A great explanation of how Argumentation, through Common Core State Standards, fits into science.  Science isn't about facts, so why do we teach it as a series of facts?

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

We do not need to teac
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http://www.edutopia.org/blog/apps-for-creativity-diane-darrow

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Home - www.TeachEngineering.org

Home - www.TeachEngineering.org | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
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PBL and Engineering - a vast set of resources

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NASA - Summer of Curiosity Mission to Mars Challenge

NASA - Summer of Curiosity Mission to Mars Challenge | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
The JSC External Relations Office invites families to be a part of the Summer of Curiosity Mission to Mars Challenge. Participate in weekly hands-on activities as you plan the first human mission to Mars.
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Awesome PBL based activity spanning weeks  .... How to land on Mars and the science therein.

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Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution

Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Mapping 450 years of mankind's curiosity about the living world and the relationships between organisms.

Since the dawn of recorded histo
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Have students translate these into words to hit CCSS ELA Science reading standard 7.

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Timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.
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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140105-timeline-of-the-far-future

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Science Passages for Reading Comprehension

Science Passages for Reading Comprehension | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!
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Nice collection of science content reading passages for science grades k-8.  Questions aren't in the format of PARCC questions, but it does give you a lexile range.

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Michio Kaku: What does the future look like? - SSHF

Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at City University of New York shares his vision of mankind's future at Abu Dhabi's Manarat Al Saadiyat as ...
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As we prepare students in science for the future, just what does tomorrow look like?  Awesome presentation by Michio Kaku.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UgE-NhcmbM

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Could NASA’s Planned Moon Garden Redefine Farm-to-Table?

Could NASA’s Planned Moon Garden Redefine Farm-to-Table? | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Just as everyone was getting on board with the whole farm-to-table movement and eating locally grown food, NASA is planning to put a wrench in the whole thing by planting a garden on the moon. Really.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) - STEM Home

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) - STEM Home | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
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AETNs teacher support of STEM.  Video examples, lesons and how to's! 

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GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls)

http://bit.ly/HWNb4S -- check out the toys and behind the scenes. We're GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than ...
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A neat product and a great STEM message embedded in a very fun commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpe3Up9T_g

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Home - www.TeachEngineering.org

Home - www.TeachEngineering.org | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
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This is an amazing site with a tremendous amount of resources for engineering in the classroom.  http://www.teachengineering.org/

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US NSF - News - Science of the Olympic Winter Games 2014

US NSF - News - Science of the Olympic Winter Games 2014 | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
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http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/winterolympics/index.jspt...

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Parents & Educators | STEM in Sports

Parents & Educators | STEM in Sports | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Get kids pumped about #science by connecting it to their fave sports.
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Categories for many sports with diagrams and illustrations showing the physics and engineering involved in each.  Nice conversation starter in class or at home.

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ASCD Express 9.08 - Creating Flow-Friendly Learning Environments

ASCD Express 9.08 - Creating Flow-Friendly Learning Environments | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol9/908-clark.aspx

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Modify content specific articles to Lexile range with a click.  Tied to CCSS anchor standards and many inclue PARCC style question quizzes.  Fabulous resource!

 

 

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Dive Into Science With Zombies, Superheroes, and Fairies

Dive Into Science With Zombies, Superheroes, and Fairies | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes, being thrown into a new situation with few resources and little knowledge can be the best way to innovate.
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Under Seattle, a Big Object Blocks Bertha. What Is It?

Under Seattle, a Big Object Blocks Bertha. What Is It? | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Something unknown, engineers say, has blocked the progress of the biggest-diameter tunnel-boring machine in use on the planet.
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Fascinating.  I love a good science mystery.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/us/under-seattle-a-big-object-blocks-bertha-what-is-it.html?_r=0

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WATCH: Awesome Teacher Has Amazing Way Of Explaining Gravity

WATCH: Awesome Teacher Has Amazing Way Of Explaining Gravity | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
General relativity, the geometric theory of gravity developed by Albert Einstein in the early 1900's, is today considered one of the twin pillars of modern physics. Along with quantum mechanics, it is fundamental to our understanding of the universe.
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Excellent demonstration for gravity and orbits for use with Physical Science and Physics!  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/physics-teacher-dan-burns-gravity-visualized_n_4378960.html?ir=Education

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Mentimeter

Mentimeter | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Mentimeter
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Similar to Poll now, but free for unlimited number of participants.  Users vote or answer questions with phone or device.

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ScienceGeek.net - Support for High School Science

ScienceGeek.net - Support for High School Science | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
Support for high school science courses, including chemistry, AP Chemistry, biology and physics.
ScienceGeek.net is the website of Andy Allan,
science instructor at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA.
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Treasure trove of Biology, Chemistry and Physics materials.
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If superpowers were real: Invisibility - Joy Lin

If superpowers were real: Invisibility - Joy Lin | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
What if invisibility wasn't just the stuff of epic comic book stories? Is it scientifically possible to be invisible? In this series, Joy Lin tackles six superpowers and reveals just how scientifically realistic they can be to us mere mortals.
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Use with 5th Grade Science in light!

 

My primary question for students would be to explain to me the similarities and differences between invisibility and transparency. 

 

I might push them with something else too….

Water is “clear”.  What happens to light as it enters and exits water or a prism? (refraction)A prism can drive this home to show the bending of light.Even if we were invisible (transparent), what would light do as it passed through us?  (refraction as it passed through the person and each internal organ, bone, etc.  Every medium with a different density would bend the light).Students looking through a rounded fish bowl filled with water, at something behind it could drive this home.So, If there was an invisible person in front of us, what would we see?  (Things seen through the person would look very strange due to the bending of the light!)

 

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Is It Better to Have a Great Teacher or a Small Class?

Is It Better to Have a Great Teacher or a Small Class? | Bentonville Public Schools Science and Education | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that students are better off in a larger class taught by an excellent instructor.
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What matters more to student learning? Class size or the instructor?

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/is-it-better-to-have-a-great-teacher-or-a-small-class/281628/

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