NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: April/May 2014 Issues Online

Science for All is the theme of our high school journal this month, but all four of NSTA’s grade-level journals are full of the types of ideas and lessons that promote a quality science education for all. This month’s K–College journals from the National Science Teachers Association have a wealth of articles on how to make the most of the great ideas and possibilities that your peers are sharing.

S&C coverScience and Children

This issue of Science and Children is all about encouraging language development in science. Read on for ideas, strategies, and tips on how you can support literacy skills in your science lessons.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers with out a fee):

Science Scope coverScience Scope

The Next Generation Science Standards focus on four core ideas in the physical sciences—Matter and Its Interactions; Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions; Energy; and Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer. Use the activities in this issue to help you integrate these physical science concepts into your middle school science curriculum.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

TTST coverhe Science Teacher

This edition marks our 19th consecutive spring issue devoted to “Science for All.” This annual theme is an umbrella for ideas and strategies to narrow the academic achievement gaps associated with ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical disabilities, limited English-language proficiency, and learning differences. This goes right to the core of NSTA’s mission, “to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.” Over the years,The Science Teacher (TST) has published well over 100 articles on the “Science for All” theme. Whether your interest is in diversity education, multicultural awareness, equity issues, teaching ELLs, or simply finding engaging teaching methods for all students, browse the TST online archive for a trove of related articles.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

 JCST coverJournal of College Science Teaching

In the Two-Year Community column read about a study that evaluates the effectiveness of human anatomy imaging software in both face-to-face and online anatomy and physiology laboratory classes attended by community college students. Also, see the Case Study that is loosely based on the 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders and is designed to help students understand the difficult concept of cellular respiration. And don’t miss the Research and Teaching article that explores the use of Photovoice, an approach that incorporates the power of imagery and narrative to convey the perspectives of participants, as a student-centered learning activity in an introductory chemistry course.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 18, 2014 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    We’re so honored to be featured in the April/May issue (with OBSERVE, EXPLAIN, CONNECT). As NSTA members who are NOT science teachers, we strive to make connections across the curriculum and we believe passionately about the power of sharing POETRY in SCIENCE. We hope you agree!

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