Author Archives: Carole Hayward

New Book: Perspectives on Science Education






What is the purpose of science education? As science educators it’s important to take time to analyze and discuss the reasons why we teach science to children. How does science affect our daily lives, how can it inspire and motivate us, how can it help to change the way we see the world? What solutions […]

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Explore the Power of Investigating






How can a teacher build and maintain a learning environment that will help students investigate meaningful questions? That’s the central question of The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments by Julie V. McGough and Lisa M. Nyberg. The pedagogical picture book for K–5 teachers provides practical advice for building investigations that integrate both STEM and […]

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Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students






Are you ready to integrate science practices into your classroom? How feasible are student-directed science investigations within the curricular expectations at your school? How can you create opportunities for student-directed investigations in the classroom? Have you ever considered partnering with a scientist to add depth to your lessons? These are some of the central questions […]

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Enhanced E-books Student Editions, Part 3: Learn How to Order and Access Them






In our earlier posts, we shared the many topics available and how teachers are using the student editions. In this post, we’ll share how to order the student editions and how students, teachers, and administrators can access and use the e-books. If you are not already familiar with NSTA’s Enhanced E-books, envision supplemental curricula that […]

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Enhanced E-books Student Editions, Part 2: What Teachers Have to Say About Them






NSTA recently launched e-Books+ Student Editions. In Part 1, we provided information on what the student editions include and the full range of topics available. In this post, we’ll share what teachers have to say about the new student editions and how they can help you in your school and classroom. Adding to Your Curriculum […]

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Enhanced E-books Student Editions, Part I: Providing Teachers With Tools for Managing Student Learning






NSTA recently launched e-Books+ Student Editions. In addition to the impressive array of topics, the student editions come with the tools that allow teachers to manage their students’ learning in useful ways. Created for students in grades 6-12, these interactive e-books include animations, videos, simulations, embedded assessment, slide shows, and high-resolution images. These interactive e-books […]

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Learning to Read the Earth and Sky






Learning to Read the Earth and Sky: Explorations Supporting the NGSS by Russ Colson and Mary Colson is a new book from NSTA Press that helps teachers of grades 6-12 create lessons and activities aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The objective of the book is to be practical, easy-to-use, and applicable to […]

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Using Science and Engineering Practices in the Classroom






Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides an in-depth understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K–12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Noting that the changes to the standards will likely cause some stress, the authors developed this resource to […]

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Join NSTA Press Authors at the 2017 National Conference in Los Angeles






We rely on their expertise and have their books lined up on our resource shelves for handy reference, but the opportunity to hear so many NSTA Press authors speak in person is too good to pass up. The array of authors who are scheduled to present at the NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, March […]

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Big Data, Small Devices: Investigating the Natural World Using Real-Time Data






Many students nowadays are dependent on electronic devices. In fact, it’s sometimes hard to separate them from their smartphones and tablets. As Donna Governor, Michael Bowen, and Eric Brunsell—the authors of Big Data, Small Devices—point out, “Today’s students see technology as an integral part of their world and find technology solutions for almost every need.” […]

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