Socio-Scientific Issues

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Translating Applied STEM Research into Secondary Science (TASRs)

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A collection of high school lessons and units created as part of the TASRSs program focused on biotechnology, pollinators and invasive species.
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Game-Based Learning with Project A.C.R.E.

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Do you or your students like digital games? If so, Project A.C.R.E. offers a fun and interactive way to teach agroecosystem literacy, enhance understanding of sustainability, and increase awareness of STEM careers relevant to agroecosystems. Check out the games and associated lessons we have to offer!
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Garden TOOLS Project

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Garden TOOLS (Technology Opportunities in Outdoor Learning Spaces) is designed to support students in grades 3-5 to make data-informed decisions in school gardens or other outdoor growing spaces by using and programming BBC micro:bit microcontrollers.
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Food and Agricultural Sciences Storylines Project

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A collection of NGSS-aligned high school lessons focused on teaching food science in the context of nutrition, preventing food waste, and addressing the challenge of feeding a growing population.
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Milkweed in the Classroom

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Milkweed in the Classroom provides a collection of resources designed to help students investigate the monarch butterfly migration as a locally relevant phenomenon. Through a series of standards-aligned lessons, students will ask questions, analyze available data, and construct a scientific argument to answer the guiding question, “How has the monarch migration has changed over time and why?”. A milkweed growing guide, how-to videos, and community supports are also available to help you and your students in successfully growing milkweed in the classroom to aid in pollinator habitat conservation efforts.
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