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On Wonder in the Science Classroom

On Wonder in the Science Classroom

When was the last time you felt wonder? Was it a sense of joyous discovery, a previously unopened door, a new understanding or a palpable sense of possibility? Wonder, as a positive emotion, is hard to find the modern world. While the Internet provides gripping images...

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Donner Trail Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Project

Donner Trail Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Project

Mrs. Reed’s K-1 class at Donner Trail Elementary in Kingvale, California has been working with Headwaters and a couple of other non-profits this spring to raise Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in their classroom. Lahontan Cutthroat trout are native to only a few rivers and...

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On Wonder in the Science Classroom

Green Fields Research Reflections

Over the course of the week that I spent in the Sierras with Headwaters Science Institute, I was challenged to explore my own surroundings, make conjectures based upon observations of the natural world and assimilate a self-guided study while working with my peers....

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Changing the Status Quo in Science Education

Changing the Status Quo in Science Education

At Headwaters Science Institute, we are very focused on science education innovation. We believe deeply that the way science has always been taught can be improved upon. Sometimes it feels like our biggest challenge is getting education stakeholders (pretty much...

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Terrarium Pollution Experiments

Terrarium Pollution Experiments

You may have read in our previous posts about the 5th and 6th grade students at Hebron Station School we worked with last year. Those 6th grade students had their research on bird feeding behavior published in the scientific publication BirdSleuth. On a recent trip...

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