Author Archives: Lauren Jonas, NSTA Assistant Executive Director

Zika, @neiltyson, and flick picks from POTUS: Twitter tales for science teachers






You can’t believe everything you see in social media, but when something’s popular on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, it’s sure to be something you can use to catch students’ attention. The stories that caught our eye this week run the gamut from truly frightening to beautifully inspirational. Spoiler alert… Neil deGrasse Tyson is NOT the astrophysicist with the […]

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Did You Vote for NSTA’s New Leaders? Here’s Why You Should






The 2016 presidential election has drawn a lot of attention in the press but there is another important election that is also occurring in 2016 – the NSTA Elections. Candidates have been selected from a rigorous nomination process for the next NSTA President-Elect, Division Directors, and District Directors. Just as it is important for U.S. […]

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The Paris Agreement: What Do Science Teachers Need to Know for Class on Monday?






The Paris Climate agreement is top news this weekend. Here are a few resources teachers can share with their students on Monday. Share this tweet Seeing the Earth from 250 miles up gives you a new appreciation for why we need to take care of it. #ParisAgreement pic.twitter.com/mGPdUKRRi7 — Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly) December 12, 2015 […]

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17 Things You’d Only Hear if You Were at #NSTA15 in Kansas City Last Week






They come to conferences for intensive professional learning, nationally renowned speakers, and exhibit hall swag… but what science teachers really come to NSTA for are the moments you wouldn’t get anywhere else! #1 …today I lassoed a beetle #wcedchat #NSTA15 #carolinaredcarpet Today I lassoed a beetle and it pulled things.Who doesn’t like science again?? pic.twitter.com/fYJ33al24f […]

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Have a question about science teaching? #askNSTA






Bring your science teaching questions to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) this Fall. At our area conferences on science education in Reno, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, visit us at the #askNSTA booth in the exhibit hall or see what others are asking via Twitter using #askNSTA. Who will answer? Real people! Below are common […]

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Revolutionizing Engineering for the Future: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2015 Area Conference on Science Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 12–14






This November, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Revolutionizing Engineering for the Future” at our 2015 Area Conference on Science Education, in Philadelphia, November 12-14. Engineers recognize and define problems posed around human needs and wants. They design solutions that apply disciplinary core ideas (physical, life, Earth/environmental, space, engineering, and […]

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#NSTA Social Scene: October 3, 2015






What are science teachers doing in social media this week? Here’s our top 10 favorites! #1 SHARKTOBER Is there a better time of year than #Sharktober? We don’t think so! #EarthIsBlue (Photo: @sharkstewards) pic.twitter.com/a2iIsQUF43 — Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) October 3, 2015 #2 Science Teachers Rock! Keynote @ainissaramirez reminding science teachers that their power is to […]

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#NSTA15 Area Conferences on Science Education: Bloggers Wanted






Planning to attend one of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) area conferences on science education this fall? If so, consider writing or making a video about your experience. What do you get out of it? Our gratitude, admiration from your peers, and an #NSTA15 conference tweetshirt!* The votes have been tallied and the winning […]

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Tweet All About It: Happening Now @NSTA






It’s been a busy week in the Twitterverse for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Our favorite shout-out came from Science Friday, promoting great science books for kids; we were delighted to see one of our readers’ favorites on the list: Next Time You See the Moon! Try reading some of these great science books […]

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Chris Lehmann Talks Technology and Teaching Revolutionary Science in the Digital Age






“You stood in front of your community and said, ‘This is the scholar I have become. This is what I can do.’ And in doing so, you reminded all of us of what young people can do when given the freedom and the support to dream big.”–Chris Lehmann, Graduation Speech to the SLA Class of […]

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