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  • Summer Science How can you keep students thinking about science over summer break? We suggest offering them science-based activities that they can do on their own without much expense or equipment. View »
  • Very Trendy: Analyzing Data In your science course, spend some class time discussing data analysis at the beginning of the year to help your students understand what their data means. View »
  • Science Literacy With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts, literacy is increasingly important in the science classroom. Explore the standards as well as strategies you can use to help your students navigate through difficult text. View »
  • Optical Illusions When students study eye structure, how vision works, or how different people perceive images, optical illusions can be an engaging subject to capture their attention. View »
  • The Conical Pendulum A great activity for physics classes investigating centripetal force and uniform circular motion. View »
  • Improving Students' Math Skills for Science Class As a science teacher, you want your students to succeed. But did you know that you could improve your students’ performance in the science classroom by helping them become better at math? With cross-curricular instruction, we’re rewriting the equation for science success. Read the article to find out more. View »
  • Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry Brief review of the basic trigonometry functions (sine, cosine and tangent) often used when solving two dimensional and projectile motion problems. View »
  • Dealing with Data In this introductory lab, students collect data and then devise methods to organize and display the data to give it more meaning. After brainstorming and evaluating their methodologies, they graph the data and perform a written analysis of their results. View »
  • The Basics of Graphs and Charts When conducting experiments, scientists rely on graphs to convey the data they obtain. But with so many kinds of graphs available, how do they know which one to choose? For the young scientists in your classroom, this can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. View »
  • Development of Latent Fingerprints with Silver Nitrate Use the “magic” of science and a standard lab chemical to develop invisible fingerprints in your classroom while covering chemical reactions and solubility tables, the science of fingerprint examination, and human physiology. View »
  • How to Plan an Engineering Design Challenge This article provides you with tools and examples for planning exciting engineering activities. View »
  • Solutions: The Basics In chemistry, a solution is a type of mixture. This brief guide covers the basics on solutions. View »
  • Debunking Science Misconceptions True or false? Humans only use about 10% of their brains. Teach students how to refute or disprove purported facts or beliefs with the help of this activity. View »
  • AP® Free-Response Questions: Dos and Don’ts Flo Gullickson, an experienced AP® Environmental Science teacher and exam reader, shares tips on how to approach free-response questions. View »
  • Find Out What’s Stumping Students on the AP® Science Exams The results of the 2017 AP® Exams are in. By now you've probably seen the exam scores, and you might be planning to address any student weakness or misconceptions you spotted. We can help. View »
  • Advanced Placement® Exam Preparation and Test Taking Tips You and your students are counting down the days until AP® exams begin. What can you do to help students with the final push to test day? Check out these tips and resources. View »
  • STEM Activities for Interdisciplinary Teams Carolina STEM Challenge® kits provide STEM instruction for students in grades 6 to 12. The activities are applicable not only to science topics, but to history, economic, and general social studies concepts. View »
  • Phenomena Video Gallery Phenomena make great learning opportunities. Engage your students with these video clips showcasing phenomena. View »
  • Accuracy of Glassware In this activity, students use density calculations to establish the accuracy of several common pieces of lab glassware. View »
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