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Disaster Detector

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Fostering Change: Ideas and Best Practices for Diversity in STEM Teaching in K-12 Classrooms

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Autumn-Lynn Harrison - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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2013 Biodiversity: Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

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Soils– Organizing the Distribution Center

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Rocks and Minerals– Creating Take Home Field Guides

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Student Notebooking– Keeping a Teacher Book

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Understanding Weather and Climate

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Rainy Day Fabrics

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Laser i3 in Action

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Rocks and Minerals– Organizing Minerals

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Rocks and Minerals– Incorporating Literacy

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STCMS™: Weather and Climate Systems

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Good Thinking: Make Sense of Science Class

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Stories of Women of Color in STEM

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Learning Without Borders (Carol O’Donnell, 2018)

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Opening Our Minds & Success in Conservation - Plenary 1 - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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How can we be ready for the weather?
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How Can We Be Ready for Weather?

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Ecosystems– Notebooking Strategies

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Earth Optimism Student Video Competition: Conserving Coral Reefs

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LASER Focused: A Model for Teaching Inquiry-Based Science to English Learners - 2018-2019 District Report: Aurora Public Schools
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LASER 2018-2019 District Report: Aurora Public Schools

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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Strategic Planning Institute 2013

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Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Creating a "Cheat Sheet"

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Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Cari

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How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark?
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How Can We Predict When The Sky Will Be Dark?

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Inquiry-Based Science Fosters 21st Century Skills

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 8: Shining a Light on the Minerals

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Teaching ELL Students– Small Group Work

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English Learners in STEM: Language Log

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