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Erica Beck Spencer | October 24, 2018 | FOSS in Schools

The FOSS staff would like to recognize Delara Sharma, an educator from the Santa Fe New Mexico Public Schools (SFPS), for winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in the K-6 science category.

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Guest Contributors | March 03, 2017 | FOSS in Schools

Across the country, events such as science fairs attempt to deepen students' knowledge and investment in science education. Research has demonstrated that science fairs can increase students' desire to go into the STEM fields, but that the time-consuming process is not equitable for all students and does not reflect the work of scientists.

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Guest Contributors | September 22, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

What if I told you that that science did not have to be taught as an isolated subject? That you could integrate science as part of your English language arts (ELA) time? Or as part of your mathematics block? That is exactly how I use my FOSS Weather on Earth Module in my fourth-grade classroom.

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Natalie Yakushiji | September 21, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Bell Gardens Elementary School, one of 17 elementary schools in the Montebello USD in Southern California, has recently been honored as a recipient of the California Gold Ribbon School Award.

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Erica Beck Spencer | September 21, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Three years ago, Portland, Maine, wanted to beat the summer achievement loss by engaging children in something they knew the students would love—science!

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Joanna Totino | February 24, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

We've been hearing more and more about FOSS being used in summer schools around the country. In this issue we highlight two programs in California taking different approaches to bringing active learning to summer school students.

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Jennifer Slavick | February 23, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Recently I walked into Ryan Kollar's sixth-grade science class and noticed something strange. It wasn't the fact that the kids were basically operating the class through concentrated student-led group discussion. It wasn't the weird diagrams drawn on the board. Nope, it wasn't even the cockroaches perched on the walls of the aquarium in his classroom. The strange thing I saw was Kollar smiling.

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Gwendolyn Perea Warniment | September 17, 2015 | FOSS in Schools

What does science look like? What does it sound like or feel like? How do we know we are participating in this endeavor we casually call science?

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Cathy Klinesteker | September 03, 2010 | FOSS in Schools

Seven great science teachers in the Coachella Unified School District developed and delivered a plan to bring family science nights to their schools. They sold food, invited a magician to close the evening program, and opened their classrooms to hundreds of families who built electric circuits, explored the properties of oobleck, built ramps for rolling marbles, engineered amazing structures made of wildly whimsical solid objects, experimented with mixtures and solutions to their hearts' content, and engaged in many more wonderful science activities. Excitement, joy, and sharing across generations was the order of the evening!

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Guest Contributors | March 16, 2010 | FOSS in Schools

Walking into room 20, there is no question that science is happening here and not just sometimes, but ALL the time.

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