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An Introduction to Science Portfolios - Article discusses use of portfolios as an assessment tool to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts source

Assessing Hands-on Science - A hotlist of links to web pages exploring the challenging issue of assessing hands-on learning source

Building a Mini-Exploratorium - Article explains how to create a hands-on science museum in your classroom using middle school students as exhibit builders source

In Search Of . . . . Real Science - The author of this article contends that real science for students is when they are thinking scientifically and can apply the steps of the scientific method source

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Into the Classroom - Article describes authors experiences as she integrates critical thinking skills studied at a workshop into her science classroom source

Organizing Your Science Instruction - Originally intended for student teachers, this article offers a few guidelines for planning a science unit source

Science Portfolio Guides for Teachers and Students - Guide for creating a science portfolio. Includes goals, formats, and an alternative assessment process source

Thinking It Through: Discrepant Events - Teacher David Beier explains how he uses discrepant events in science teaching. Includes four sample events and a list of resources for finding more source

Unit Planning: Science - Helpful guide on planning and teaching a science unit in the elementary classroom. Includes a sample grade three Earth science unit source

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