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Educator Spotlight: Connecting Across Cultures While Caring for the Planet

Mariano Zuk created an interdisciplinary unit for his kindergarten students with two main focuses: caring about the planet and collaborating with schools around the world. Among other hands-on projects, students created artwork, had a video call with an ocean expert, and co-created a story about Earth with classrooms around the world. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Connecting Across Cultures While Caring for the Planet

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A Curious Path

This post was written by Jenn Gilgan. Read our Educator Spotlight on Jenn here. During Tampa Bay’s Startup Week opening presentation, the speaker suggested that instead of following your passion, you should follow your curiosity. If you’re curious, you’re going to actively learn. I love being curious. I love to figure out how and why things work. I love making connections between two seemingly unrelated … Continue reading A Curious Path

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Testing Buoyancy with Kitchen Drogues

This post was written by educator Doug Levin. It’s Saturday morning, the sun is up, and I’m sitting here with a cup of hot tea looking out onto my tidal creek. The wind is blowing out of the west, but the tide is going out, emptying to the east. I know this through observation. The wind is pushing waves up the creek. At the same … Continue reading Testing Buoyancy with Kitchen Drogues

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … there really is a black panther in Africa. What are black panthers? Who are Black Panthers? Who is Black Panther?   … three tests the Green New Deal must pass in order to work. How can policymakers—and your own students—make informed environmental decisions? Use our lesson to find out.   … to encourage girls to enter STEM fields, we … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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Strategy Share: Using Immersive Stimuli to Drive Student Inquiry

As student inquiry becomes a primary focus of social studies and science instruction, educators across the nation are designing lessons that challenge learners to ask and answer their own questions. Asking effective questions is a critical authentic skill, yet it can be challenging, especially for learners new to the inquiry process. Continue reading Strategy Share: Using Immersive Stimuli to Drive Student Inquiry