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August 25, 2020

Current event literacy with science news stories

Sharing current event news stories with students in class can take little time and help them connect to the discipline and the world around them. There is individual, personal learning that can happen with each student if there is an assignment with an article provided to them or found on their own. And in this present state where the news is focused on medical, social, and political stories, helping students find the Earth science stories could help guide students to improved scientific literacy.

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January 2, 2020

Top Science Stories of 2019 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2019, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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January 3, 2019

Top Science Stories of 2018 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2018, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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January 3, 2018

Top Science Stories of 2017 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2017, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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August 9, 2017

AAAS puts Science in the Classroom with primary literature

Education standards and frameworks are moving away from memorizing scientific content and toward engaging students with the nature & practices of science. Primary literature can be powerful tool for teaching with emphasis on real science, and AAAS Science in the Classroom can help make this happen.

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January 9, 2017

Top Science Stories of 2016 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2016, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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February 24, 2016

Help students evaluate sources with the CRAP test

How do we help students sort through all of the information on the internet and use quality sources for academic work? Have them use the CRAP Test to improve their information literacy!

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December 30, 2015

Top Science Stories of 2015 – what would our students say?

There were many significant and exciting news stories and discoveries in 2015. How many of these stories did our students hear about, and could they share the importance/relevance of these headlines?

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