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  • 8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    Want to teach food chains and predator-prey relationships with owl pellets? Don’t miss these “insider” tips.

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  • 8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    National STEM Day is November 8th. Are you ready? Here are 8 ideas for celebrating in your classroom on National STEM Day and throughout the year!

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  • 13 spooktacular science ideas and activities for Halloween lessons

    13 spooktacular science ideas and activities for Halloween lessons

    If you’re bold enough to boil up some horrific Halloween madness in your classroom this season, then don’t miss this unlucky list of 13 blood-curdling, goosebump-inducing science ideas and activities.

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  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    Imagine 90% of species extinguished in a massive fireball or frigid ice age. Fossils tell stories about the Earth’s history that we explore on National Fossil Day on October 16th.

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  • 6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    If you’re thinking of adopting an unusual pet for your classroom, your students will be intrigued (to say the least) by any of these six live specimens.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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  • 5 Fun Science Ideas for the First Day of Fall

    5 Fun Science Ideas for the First Day of Fall

    If you’re looking for some quick ideas for the first day of fall, then try these simple, low-cost ideas for your class or lab. If nothing else, try our flying pig (you’ll thank us later).

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  • An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds0:16

    An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds

    Making an electrical circuit using copper tape on paper is a hands-on way to for science teachers to introduce electricity to students of all ages. Check out our paper circuits kit to get started.

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  • Try these 5 troubleshooting tips for your Van de Graaff generator

    Try these 5 troubleshooting tips for your Van de Graaff generator

    Van de Graaff generators are sophisticated machines that need a delicate touch and make you work for their affection. Here are five troubleshooting tips for any model.

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  • The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum

    The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum

    From science and engineering to art and music and across the board, you can link makerspace activities to your curriculum (and your state standards). Here are some ideas.

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  • Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started

    Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started

    Here’s a five-minute crash course in makerspaces so all your ducks are in a row for when you decide to dedicate a space for making in your classroom.

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  • How to build a makerspace on a shoestring budget: A summertime project

    How to build a makerspace on a shoestring budget: A summertime project

    Starting a makerspace doesn’t have to cost a fortune—it can start right now with everyday items that may be staring you right in the face. Here they are…

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  • How to choose a 3D printer: A buyer's guide

    How to choose a 3D printer: A buyer's guide

    If you’re thinking of adding a 3D printer to your STEM lab so you and your students can bring designs to life, then you don’t want to miss these four key questions to help you choose the best model.

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  • 5 ways to teach robotics (and one way to get funding)

    5 ways to teach robotics (and one way to get funding)

    Discover some of the hottest robotics education technology available, and meet some teachers who’ve added it to their classrooms without spending a penny of the school budget.

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  • I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.

    I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.

    This quick activity for middle- and high-school chemistry uses popcorn to teach thermal energy concepts.

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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.

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  • Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Be a superhero in your science classroom as you mesmerize and impress distracted students while they learn how to test and record physical properties of minerals that resemble Avengers Infinity Stones

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  • Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Find out how to take advantage of the millions of dollars awarded to teachers every year with no-obligation, complimentary grant assistance.

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  • 5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)

    5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)

    Give us five minutes and we'll fill you in on the most effective strategies and techniques used by grant-winning educators around the country.

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  • How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    Find the right safety gloves for every science classroom activity with our interactive Glove Selector Tool.

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