NSTA’s K-College Summer 2016 Science Education Journals Online

Summer 2016 Journals

Want to engage your students in learning about structure and processes from molecules to organisms? What about learning more about Juno’s mission to Jupiter? Are your high school students confused on what the word model means in relation to science? Are your college students interested in interdisciplinary problem based learning? The Summer K–College journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers you need. Written by science teachers for science teachers, these peer-reviewed journals are targeted to your teaching level and are packed with lesson plans, expert advice, and ideas for using whatever time/space you have available. Browse the Summer issues; they are online (see below), in members’ mailboxes, and ready to inspire teachers!

Science and Children sc_summer16_cov

The Next Generation Science Standards call for students to learn structure and processes, from molecules to organisms. In this issue of Science and Children, students discover how plant and animal structures can solve a problem, how plant parts work together and function—and even get an introduction to parts of the human body.

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

Science Scope ss_summer16_cov

Juno’s mission to Jupiter is one of the latest aerospace engineering marvels that is expanding our understanding of our solar system and the universe. Help launch the next wave of engineers that will build on Juno’s success by sharing the activities found in this issue with your students.

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

The Science Teacher tst_summer16_cov

Fashion models, role models, economic models, model organisms, 3D models, climate models, model airplanes, model cars, and car models. We use the term model in so many ways in everyday speech, it’s no wonder students are often confused when we talk about models in science class. In every scientific discipline, the most important overall goal is to develop understanding of how the natural world works through the construction of scientific models, which are conceptual models. Our classes should be focused on engaging students in this central science and engineering practice.

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

Journal of College Science Teaching jcst_julyaugust16_cov

Read about an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning course titled Writing Science for the Public that was designed to teach students how to effectively communicate science to the public. Learn how a model for an optional, research-based course was used to bridge two traditionally separate, introductory science courses. And don’t miss this issue’s Two-Year Community column, which features an article on a project that provided scholarships and an embedded social worker model to increase retention, graduation, and employment rates for at-risk students in a STEM field.

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

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One Comment

  1. Dennis B
    Posted July 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Hey NSTA,

    These journals look great for our young students. I think its websites like this one and others like the NERSC website features that help students to find their interest in science. Without the proper exposure, they never really find their passion.

    Keep up the great work,

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