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I am an 8th grade Science teacher and students are about to take the CAST. How do you prepare students for what they missed during the Pandemic from 6-8th grade?


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We are deep into NGSS. But have any publishers stepped up to fill the need?

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Our school uses Foss Kits for Science and I was told when students return, we will need to sanitize all items before and after each use. This doesn’t seem possible in a middle school setting where eac… more


Middle School science tchr. in NJ. Anybody have experience in starting a rocket club at their school and how did you start it.
Thank you
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Our district voted on returning back to school with students in the classroom and some staying at home. We now have to teach students in the room and on Zoom at the same time. I’m not complaining but … more


Hi everyone! The Environmental Education Collaborative in Southern California is hosting an online symposium Feb 25-28 (after school and weekend hours) and we would love to have you. Our topics this year … more


Looking for a really good Living Environment workbook for students. We are currently not sure if we will have to take the LE regents at the end of the year. Any suggestions?


Science fair is coming up - how are you handling projects this year? Partners/no partners? All-digital projects? I'm at a loss on how to do it.


Hello. My district is currently remote (virtual) and I am teaching a chemical reactions unit. Usually, this is a hands on unit. I cannot do hands-on labs for equity reasons. My district does not have … more


This always happens... in elementary school the students do one "amazing" science project (that really isn't science) and everything is fun and dandy. Then they come to middle school sci… more


A lot of families want their students to do hands on labs during virtual learning. I am not allowed to "require supplies" for basic school supplies because of equity reasons. How can I reach… more


My district just purchased Gizmos. Thoughts?


The math and language arts teachers always give me the "stay in your lane" when I review a math or writing topic in my science class. They act like there is no math or language arts in scien… more


Anyone using MH Inspire Science? What are your thoughts? Are there enough labs for distance learning or do you supplement?


I'm a HS biology teacher with 2 electives, Forensics and Worldwide Medical trends. I am looking for online lab resources, I use labster, Pearson and a colleague and I have started to record what t… more


Is anyone teaching Earth Science, global warming and water shortages etc?


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Does anyone have a specific setup for science notebooks/binders? I'm looking to change mine this year...


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any great high school science ice breakers/activities to do on the first day?

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