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Remote Teaching Tips
posted on 11:03 AM, October 21, 2020
A guide that features online teaching tips, training resources, best practices for distance teaching, and additional helpful links. Included are tips for using Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
New PhET Simulation: Build a Molecule
posted on 11:46 AM, October 20, 2020
Starting from atoms, see how many molecules you can build. Collect your molecules and view them in 3D in our latest sim, Build a Molecule HTML5!
Two-Eyed Seeing: D(L)akota Astronomy & NASA Moon 2 Mars
posted on 11:28 AM, October 20, 2020
Hau Mitákuyepi! Join us for a 60 m live show featuring the Native Skywatchers - D(L)akota Team: Janice Bad Moccasin, Ida Downwind, Ramona Kitto Stately, Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, Annette S. Lee, and James Spotted Thunder. Weaving together Indigenous D(L)akota Astronomy & NASA science this event will offer insights from both world-views.
24th Annual University of Minnesota Extension Ecology Science Fair
posted on 10:18 AM, October 14, 2020
The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology, encouraging students to engage in all steps of the research process, including the important final step of data presentation.
Waters to the Sea Stories: Dakota Place and Kinship with the Mississippi River
posted on 12:27 PM, October 13, 2020
Please join Hamline University's CGEE for our upcoming webinar, held in collaboration with the Wakan Tipi Center, and learn about CGEE’s K-12 learning resources that celebrate Native American cultures and history.
Register now for free webinar on living with wolves and wolf depredation
posted on 12:22 PM, October 13, 2020
In an effort to increase access to the latest information about the wolves in our home state, the International Wolf Center is presenting a FREE biologist webinars this month.
STEM materials from NASA
posted on 12:31 PM, October 8, 2020
Check out the following challenges, activities, and resources for teaching STEM.
New NAS Publication: Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic
posted on 12:00 AM, October 8, 2020
Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities provides guidance on the reopening and operation of elementary and secondary schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The recommendations of this report are designed to help districts and schools successfully navigate the complex decisions around reopening school buildings, keeping them open, and operating them safely.
NEW: Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box for K-6 Students & Teachers
posted on 6:21 PM, October 6, 2020
Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets provide Arboretum style hands-on plant science experiences no matter if you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model.
Looking for survey participants regarding integrating social justice into your science teaching
posted on 2:02 PM, October 2, 2020
You are being invited to participate in a survey exploring your perceptions, understandings and teaching practices surrounding social justice, ecological knowledge and culturally relevant teaching in relation to science education.
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