Author Archives: Lauren Jonas, NSTA Social Media Director

What Resources Does the National Science Teachers Association Offer Around Elementary Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) offers a growing collection of resources around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). While many of our products and services to date more generically target the whole K–12 spectrum, we do have resources designed specifically for elementary school educators. NSTA’s upcoming full-day virtual conference (August 6 from 10 am [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: July 2014 Issues Online

Science teachers get a break from lesson planning this month, so it’s a nice time to ponder other questions: What informal science experiences are valuable for elementary students? Can middle school students discuss whether or not we are alone in the universe? How do you align mathematics and science at the high school level? Can [...]

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NSTA Sweeps the REVERE Awards!

June 18 Update! We’re presenting these award-winning books at 10% off between now and midnight on June 27, 2014. Be sure to use promo code AWARD when you order any of the featured titles. Years of teaching experience were rewarded last night when the National Science Teachers Association Press and Journal authors and editors were [...]

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Welcome to NSTA’s Newest Volunteers: Standing Committee, Advisory Board, and Review Panel Members

On behalf of the staff of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), its leadership, and members, I would like to welcome and thank the following members of our Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels whose terms of appointment began on June 1, 2014. This year the NSTA membership will be broadening our definition of scientific [...]

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NSTA Press Titles Honored: 2014 Washington Book Publishers Design and Effectiveness Awards

Authors and designers of books by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press cover the content science teachers need, so it’s no wonder that the outsides of the books are as impressive as the insides. We are pleased to announce that four NSTA book covers have received honors from the 2014 Washington Book Publishers Design [...]

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Science and Children Wins a Silver Award for Design Excellence

NSTA offers congratulations and gratitude to the authors, designers, reviewers, and editors of Science and Children, NSTA’s elementary level science education journal. Science and Children recently received the Silver EXCEL Award for design excellence in the journals category from Association Media & Publishing (AM&P). This year’s awards competition received more than 900 entries across numerous [...]

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NSTA Press Takes the Gold!

Congratulations to the authors and to the NSTA Press staff for their recently announced 2014 Gold EXCEL Award from Association Media and Publishing (AM&P). The following book won the Non-Technical Book Gold Award this year: Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, K-5, by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry. This book [...]

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NSTA Today: May 7, 2014

Today at the National Science Teachers Association: We’re following NSTA Member Steve Rich (@bflyguy) on Twitter as he visits the White House for an educators luncheon with 2nd Lady Jill Biden, getting excited because we’re only 1 week away from the #NSTA14 STEM Forum and Expo in New Orleans (May 14–17) featuring keynote speaker and [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: April/May 2014 Issues Online

Science for All is the theme of our high school journal this month, but all four of NSTA’s grade-level journals are full of the types of ideas and lessons that promote a quality science education for all. This month’s K–College journals from the National Science Teachers Association have a wealth of articles on how to [...]

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#NSTA14 Heats Up in NOLA with the STEM Iron Chef Competition

Attendees of NSTA’s 2014 STEM Forum and Expo will be challenged to cook up a recipe for STEM success next month. No aprons will be required, though; this challenge focuses on a different mix of materials—the kind you’ll be able to use in class to whet your students’ appetites for science. NSTA’s STEM Iron Chef [...]

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