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Kansas schools to teach climate change, evolution under new standards

The Kansas state school board Tuesday approved new, multistate science standards for public schools that treat both evolution and climate change as key concepts to be taught from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Ohio Bio-Med Science Academy introduces rural students to science ed

Located on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus, the Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public high school, is bringing opportunity to rural students who may be interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine.

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Skype brings science to rural classrooms

Four students in Maine had the chance to study shoreline organisms this past year thanks to a pilot program created by Vanderbilt University's Aspirnaut Program, which uses Skype to bring hands-on science experiments to rural classrooms in Arkansas, Maine, Montana, and Tennessee.

Seeking the Sasquatch of Elementary School Science

Get ready for NextGen science

Educators have devised Next Generation Science Standards that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms. A key to fulfilling the promise of NGSS will be training teachers to adapt.

Bringing Science to Rural Classrooms

Get Ready for NextGen Science

New national standards promise to revolutionize the content area.

Wisconsin Students Are Living and Learning Science

This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.

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The Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards, based on the Framework for K12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council, are now available. Download a printer-friendly version here or click on the videos to learn more. An interactive version will be available soon.

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Interactive Science Resources

From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.

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