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BP Gulf Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

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Five years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, effects linger but recovery has begun
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Maybe climate science news makes a difference?

Maybe climate science news makes a difference? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
One thing we've learned about publicly controversial topics like climate change and evolution: the controversy won’t be solved by simply providing more information about the science.
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Genetically modified crops? Nature got there first

Genetically modified crops? Nature got there first | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
There's no evidence that genetically modified crops are capable of causing any harm, and plenty of indications say they are safe. Nevertheless, the use of these plants is controversial in a number of countries, limiting their adoption.
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Science and Literacy: Reflections on Time

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Science and literacy are inherently linked in so many ways. Just as a matter of practice, scientists must possess great proficiency in reading dense, data-filled texts.
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A Historical Tour of the Clean Energy Future

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A progress report on ARPA-E’s efforts to clean up energy production
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Feeling the Power of Oral Communication

Feeling the Power of Oral Communication | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
While most people fear public speaking, children can learn from a young age to recognize and embrace the empathy of the people listening to them.
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Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand

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Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education As a follow up on my series on reading, most recently yesterday’s post on reading comprehension with respect to the gradual release of...
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The Keys to Success in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Implementation II: Cross-Cutting Concepts and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Alignment (Webinar) — WestEd

The Keys to Success in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Implementation II: Cross-Cutting Concepts and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Alignment (Webinar) — WestEd | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Keys to Success in #NGSS Implementation: Cross-Cutting Concepts & #CCSS Alignment(Webinar) http://t.co/uigL2ygutk @calstate @CalStateEastBay
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White House Climate Goals Leave Four Questions Unanswered

White House Climate Goals Leave Four Questions Unanswered | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Who determines what constitutes a sufficient climate pledge?
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Should humans have our own geological epoch?

Should humans have our own geological epoch? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Humans have had such a marked impact on the earth that, in 2000, Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stormer proposed the term “anthropocene” to acknowledge the geological and ecological impact of humans.
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Materials, safety, life science–Resources in “Science and Children”

Materials, safety, life science–Resources in “Science and Children” | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
 Children I work with on a weekly basis have been exploring different types of materials as they work with them.
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The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations

The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
“Children are full of questions every day: “Why? How does that work? Why? How do you know?” The science classroom is the perfect place to take advantage of this natural curiosity.
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Exploring the unknown frontier of the brain

Exploring the unknown frontier of the brain | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
To a large degree, your brain is what makes you… you. It controls your thinking, problem solving and voluntary behaviors. At the same time, your brain helps regulate critical aspects […]
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Emphasize Real Problems to Boost STEM Learning

Emphasize Real Problems to Boost STEM Learning | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Interested in creating more student-driven learning experiences, especially in the STEM? Check out these resources and ideas.
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The Age of Wind and Solar Is Closer Than You Think

The Age of Wind and Solar Is Closer Than You Think | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Renewable energy, spurred by a crisis in climate, may usurp fossil fuels by mid-century
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Providing Real-World Science Through CTE

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As the need for skilled science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers grows, schools and districts nationwide are revamping or expanding their Career and Technical Education (CTE) STEM courses and curricula.
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Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts can be an accessible, low-cost tool for teaching educators about technology or turning snow days into PD sessions -- among many other possibilities.
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A PBL Unit: Critiquing the Value of Daylight Saving Time

A PBL Unit: Critiquing the Value of Daylight Saving Time | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Using project-based learning, a middle-school teacher proposes tackling with students the antiquated practice of Daylight Saving Time.
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Science Education and Teacher Effectiveness: Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Instruction

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a new set of standards designed to ensure consistent K–12 science education with an emphasis on ...
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8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.
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Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth

Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Careening toward the sun, Jupiter cleared the way for Earth to form—with help from Saturn, too
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Blue Crabs Migrate North as Ocean Warms

Blue Crabs Migrate North as Ocean Warms | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The crustaceans have been spotted north of Cape Cod
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Climate Change and the Anthropocene

Climate Change and the Anthropocene | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
This past winter was extraordinary for many parts of the United States. New England saw unprecedented amounts of snow, while the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, famed for skiing, saw barely any.
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The Importance of a Classroom Library

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An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.
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