“Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science,” a free, one-hour, on-demand web seminar hosted by the Literacy in Learning Exchange, addresses the call to guide students as they develop science arguments that are supported by research-based evidence. The presenters share examples of ways to teach students to glean appropriate evidence from informational texts and other resources, and methods for compiling and sharing evidence in a cohesive, academic manner in both written and oral formats.
Drawing inspiration from the concept of moonshots, which since the moon landing in 1969 has become shorthand to talk about ambitious and groundbreaking goals, the UK’s Prince William has announced TheEarthshot Prize: a set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet.
The Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words provides chemistry students of all ages and levels with instant facts about each of the elements it illustrates. When students click on Palladium, for example, they will learn about the element’s role in pollution control.
Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 freeresources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward.