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Ada Lopez develops science resources for Curriculum Pathways. She recently earned The National Braille Press Hands on Award for co-authoring Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn. Ada’s goal is to help improve children’s lives. Her inspiration to develop technologies that enhance teaching and learning comes from her years in the classroom. Ada taught high school biology in South Florida and middle school science in North Carolina.

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Back to School: Science

The start of a new school year is a big deal. It’s a time full of excitement, anticipation, and, of course, preparation. With over 300 science resources available at no cost, Curriculum Pathways can save you time and money with our ready to use, standards-based, online lessons. From genetics to

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Get Students Outdoors and Learning!

Winter is over, and it’s time to soak in the sunshine vitamin. Many activities usually done in the classroom can be modified and conducted outdoors. The benefits of outdoor learning are well documented. Research shows exposure to the natural world is important to children’s social, psychological, intellectual, and physical health. Equally

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Building a PBL: Earth's Atmosphere

Project-based learning (PBL) has received a lot of attention recently. It replaces traditional lectures with student-driven collaboration to solve a real-world problem and share that solution with an audience. Motivated to defend their own views, students draw on lessons from several disciplines. Many times, students surprise teachers with research materials

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Five Strategies for Teaching with Virtual Labs

Virtual labs (VLabs) are interactive simulations in which students develop an understanding of scientific processes through experimentation. Students make predictions, follow multi-step procedures, build rich vocabularies, convey data visually, and draw conclusions. VLabs are available in four major branches of science: chemistry, earth and space, biology, and physics. Find out

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Six Secrets Savvy Teachers Know

While successful teachers have different styles and personalities, they all have one thing in common: high-quality teacher-student relationships. Today, we have a wealth of information about teaching and learning. You can find entire books addressing specific classroom concerns. In the tips below, I’ll discuss the key elements that helped me

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Why Teachers Love Pluto

The Facts about Pluto You've heard the news: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has released the first images of dwarf planet Pluto. Dwarf planet? What does that mean? It’s smaller than any other planet. It’s even smaller than many of the moons orbiting other planets, including Earth. Pluto has more similarities to