Author Archives: Amy America

What are science teachers reading in September?






Check out this month’s most popular books, e-books, and children’s science trade books! Click over to our NSTA Recommends Catalog app to see what’s new. Between now and October 31, 2013, save $10 off your order of $40 or more of NSTA Press books by entering promo code SAVE10 at checkout through the online Science […]

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Using Science Notebooks in Middle School






Science notebooking is a valuable exercise, as evidenced by an article in the current issue of NTSA Reports. “Enhancing Learning with Science Notebooks” is extremely timely as it coincides with the release of Michael Klentschy’s new book, Using Science Notebooks in Middle School. In his Introduction, Klentschy stresses the significance of Middle School as a […]

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The Frugal Science Teacher, 6–9: Strategies and Activities






School budget challenges coupled with the general state of the national economy has resulted in the need for teachers to not only be prudent but also imaginative. Former NSTA president and current Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer outlines creative and inexpensive ways for sixth through ninth-grade science teachers to keep their expenses to a […]

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Once Upon a Life Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers






As the great Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” In Jodi Wheeler-Toppen’s new book, Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers, she utilizes the parallels between how people learn science and how people become better readers. This […]

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Science Inside-Out






Spring is rapidly approaching, as indicated by the recent “springing forward” of our clocks. The arrival of Spring not only means longer days but also warmer weather, beautiful blooms, and…restless students. Luckily for teachers, you can exhaust your students’ boundless energy by taking their science lessons outside. NSTA Press’s new book, Inside-Out: Environmental Science in […]

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