Author Archives: Carole Hayward

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning by Jeff Weld offers insight for educators, policy makers, and business leaders about why STEM education matters and where it’s headed next. This new NSTA Press book includes case studies and real life vignettes from people invested in bringing meaningful STEM curricula to K-12 classrooms. Weld, who […]

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Toward High School Biology: A New Curriculum for Your Middle School Students

Would you like to challenge your middle school students to explain a range of phenomena—from how nylon thread can form from two clear, colorless liquids to how a snake that eats only eggs can make body structures that don’t look anything like an egg? Would your students enjoy building molecular models with Legos to understand […]

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Answers to Your Questions About NSTA’s District Professional Learning Packages

Professional development at the district level is now available for science educators from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Based on new research about the ways students best learn science and how science is best taught, we have a cutting-edge toolkit of innovative professional learning offerings that we can bring to your school or district. […]

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NSTA Press Summer Sale: Take 20% Off Top 20 Titles

Find a new teaching technique that revitalizes your classroom, learn to ask the questions that unlocks students’ love of science, or give yourself the gift of more time in the classroom when you combine science and literacy. And from August 10–30, 2017, NSTA Press’ back-to-school gift to you is 20% off our top 20 titles […]

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New NSTA Book Shines Light on Solar Eclipses

A solar eclipse is coming on Monday, August 21, 2017! What a rare and exciting treat for your students who will get to experience this magical phenomenon. Of course after this amazing event, they will have plenty of questions. They will want to know why, how, and when will it happen again. When the Sun […]

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New NSTA Press Book Provides Engaging Problem-Based Learning Lessons

Problem-based learning (PBL) offers an excellent way to capture students’ imaginations, stimulate their curiosity, and engage them in deep learning. The new NSTA Press book Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom K-12 by Tim J. McConnell, Joyce Parker, and Janet Eberhardt provides step-by-step instruction and tools to help teachers implement PBL in […]

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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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