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How Science Works

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This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

Plan a Field Trip

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Thinking of arranging a field trip, or already have one booked? Head here to plan out the day for your class.

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Vocabulary Strategies

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Notebooks can help build one's understanding of scientific terms. But should you frontload vocabulary, or not?

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works. If you can't attend a workshop at the Academy, take advantage of our free online courses and teaching strategies for the science classroom.

Science Video Vault

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Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts. These materials will support your teaching of the new Next Generation Science Standards.

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