Infographic: Essential Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms

I love infographics, so this new one from the National Academies Press caught my eye. This interactive infographic presents information on the NGSS science and engineering practices, with links to additional information. Check it out here: Essential Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms Infographic.

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A Time for Tolerance and Action: Post-election Resources for STEM Educators

For many people I know, the past 10 days have been difficult as we come to terms of what the new post-election reality may mean for our country. I have the good fortune to work with an amazing group of STEM educators who are grappling with what these transitions may mean for those of us [...]

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NGSS for Afterschool Educators

The Afterschool Alliance has released an assortment of valuable tools to support afterschool educators in understanding and aligning their programs to the Next Generation Science Standards. “Getting Started with the Next Generation Science Standards” is a great primer full of ideas and resources to support this work. Another useful resource is the practice brief, “What [...]

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Building Artificial Neural Networks in AP Biology

Last summer, wearing my hat as Pre-College Education Manager at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, I worked with a cohort of six teachers participating in our Research for Teachers program. The work of biology teacher Larry Bencivengo from Mercer Island High School is featured in this video. Check it out and see how teachers [...]

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Botanical Heart Throbs: Investigating the Neuroactive Properties of Plants

Back in 2013, Laughing Crow Curriculum was hired by the Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience program at the University of Washington to assist with the development and production of a curriculum consisting of eight lesson plans. We wrote about it in this previous blog post. One of these lesson plans was recently featured in an [...]

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