March - April: Science Across the Elementary Grades and Why It’s so Important

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This month we will explore how often elementary science is over-looked for math and reading, and the potential impact on equity of instruction. Potential strategies to improve instruction, including the integration of science with ELA and mathematics will be examined. Read the Resources, View the Videos, Attend the Webinar, and Join the Discussion! NEW: Synthesis Brief

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Science Across the Elementary Grades and Why It’s so Important

MAR 17, 2020 at 03:30PM (Eastern Time)

In this webinar, we will explore the many ways that students benefit from high-quality science learning experiences across the elementary grades. We’ll also look at how missing out on science sets students back, and how to improve classroom experiences in this regard. Drawing on the expertise of teachers and researchers who presented their work in the STEM for All Video Showcase, we will examine strategies for increasing science teaching in elementary school.

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Author(s): Sarama, J., Clements, D., Nielsen, N., Blanton, M., Romance, N., Hoover, M., Staudt, C., Baroody, A., McWayne, C., and McCulloch, C.
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Synthesizes NSF-funded research and development work that builds understanding of STEM learning for young children and professional learning for STEM educators.

Author(s): NSTA
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