Author Archives: Howard Wahlberg

What’s new for July 19th on NSTA’s various online outposts

Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Blood typing, first day activities, board games, job interview help; Chemistry—Student response systems (clickers), and the chemical differences between plastic and vinyl; Earth Science—More recommendations on what sort of GPS device to buy; Physics—Selecting the right whiteboard for your needs. In NSTA’s online professional […]

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What’s new on NSTA’s various online social media outposts

What’s New for July 5th on NSTA’s various online outposts Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Evolutionary, biological, and anatomical misconceptions, Biology Art Projects, and CheeseMaking for gifted elementary students; Chemistry—alcohol and flame test; Earth Science—Microfossil Sand Collection; Elementary Science—teaching the concept of the mole; Pedagogy—understanding labs; Physical Science—class instant […]

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The latest from NSTA’s various online outposts…

What’s New for June 14 on NSTA’s various online outposts Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Science Olympiad and online high school biology courses; Chemistry—“gag” lab gift ideas, like stink-bombs; Earth Science—Glacier activities, the Moh hardness scale, and an excellent mini-tutorial on how to find what you’re looking for on […]

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Have you considered attending the 2010 National Congress on Science Education (NCSE)?

Scheduled for July 21–24 in Las Vegas, Nevada, this national conversation on science education provides an opportunity for chapters and associated groups, the NSTA Council, the NSTA Board of Directors, and NSTA staff to collaboratively address issues and work toward strategies that will support our mission, “to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and […]

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News from the Maine Science Teachers Association

The Maine Science Teachers Association has announced that the date of their annual conference has been changed to Friday, November 12.  Held at the Gardiner Area High School, the theme is Change for Sustainability featuring former Governor Angus King as keynote speaker.  Sessions will be held on Change for Sustainability, Earth and Space, Life and […]

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Latest from NSTA’s online outposts

What’s New for May 31 on NSTA’s various online outposts Happy Memorial Day! Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—discussion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, alcohol experiments, and college admissions; Chemistry—big […]

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Deadline extended for NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

The deadline to submit applications for the 2010 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy has been extended to June 21, 2010. Science teachers located throughout the country, who will be entering their second or third year of teaching and whose schedule is a minimum of 51 percent middle or high school science, are encouraged to apply. […]

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What’s new for May 24 on NSTA’s various online outposts

Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Chemistry—iron titration, how to deal with dangerous chemicals, and what incoming freshman need to know; Earth Science—Friday, May 28th, being celebrated as the 2,595th “birthday of science,” and […]

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Latest from NSTA’s online outposts

What’s New for May 17 on NSTA’s various online outposts Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Chemistry—STD simulations, designing lab space, and electrochemistry questions; Biology—more about Amish Friendship Bread and a Biologist’s Mother’s Day […]

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Latest from NSTA’s online outposts

What’s New for May on NSTA’s various online outposts Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. On our listservs, flood relief efforts for a school in Tennessee are being arranged on our Chemistry list, and the brain and our senses is being discussed in the General […]

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