Exploring electricity from circuits to grids: A high school unit on the Texas power outage

This high school unit was developed by Lauren Petersen who teaches in the Lake Washington School District in Washington State. With the implementation of the […]

A/B Talk During Remote Learning: Making Use of Flipgrid

Sima Faik, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy; Alec Shrode, Chicago Academy High School; In collaboration with Michael Tompkins and Evelyn Villagomez, Sarah E. Goode STEM […]

A Layered Approach to Modeling

• Explanatory Element Prompts   • Table Tent   • Poster    • PPT of Explanatory Element Menu his set of resources (described below) is adapted from an […]

Teaching Climate Science Using a Local Phenomenon: Harmful Algal Blooms

limate science is inherently interdisciplinary and complex. Physical processes at a molecular level cascade upward to drive global-scale events. Decisions at a local level impact […]

Whiteboarding with peers to plan for AST units

Tanya Katovich, a Nationally Board Certified teacher leader from Illinois, demonstrates a unit-planning routine known as the “whiteboard activity” and how this can be done […]

Our new book is out! Ambitious Science Teaching

If you are interested in changing your classroom discourse, anchoring your instructional units in puzzling phenomena, or engaging students in scientific practices such as modeling, […]

Integrating Scientific Argumentation and Modeling for K-2 Learners

The practices of scientific argumentation and modeling involve using evidence and reasoning to create and evaluate claims about how or why something happens in the […]

Blog Post #1 Modeling support: Scaffolding versus White Space

Modeling support: Scaffolding versus White Space What’s a good problem to have? That your students know more than they can show! When engaged in Ambitious […]


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