Author Archives: Lauren Jonas, NSTA Social Media Director

NSTA’s K–College Science Education Journals: November 2014 Issues Online

Cause and effect, solutions to problems, analyzing and interpreting data, and quantitative reasoning… these are the subjects science teachers are writing about in this month’s K-College journals from NSTA. The November issues are online, in members’ mailboxes, and ready to inspire teachers! Science and Children No matter the age at which you introduce cause and […]

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New from NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards

In focus groups, science teachers tell NSTA staff members that time is their biggest challenge. We hear that again and again, and we listen! Many science educators are excited about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and have begun to implement them in their schools and districts. We hear from many members of our network […]

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The Best Way to Answer Kids’ Questions, and Other Things I Learned at #NSTA14 Richmond

When you bring a bunch of science teachers together, the most amazing, surprising connections are made. Last week in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of science educators gathered to talk about informal science, reach for the stars, and make connections that solidly ground them in professional learning communities that will keep them as energized throughout the year […]

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NSTA’s K–12 Science Education Journals: October 2014 Issues Online

Patterns,  arguing from evidence, and ecosystem ecology—these are the themes of the October 2014 science education journals published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Each issue is filled with articles written by science educators who’ve tested their ideas in the classroom. So take some time to enjoy the fall weather, and cozy up to […]

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7 NSTA Resources that Save Science Teachers Time and Money

Having worked at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for many years, I get to talk to a lot of science teachers. One of my favorite things about them is how much they share with each other. In fact, I joked at our recent national conference that all the selfies were really “groupies”! So, inspired […]

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

Just as teachers gear up for a new year, so too do NSTA journal editors! We just published our first issues of the school year, and there’s a lot of great science teaching ideas, lesson plans, STEM information, and of course materials to help you learn more about and integrate the Next Generation Science Standards. […]

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Building Partnerships and Collaborations at the #NSTA14 Area Conference on Science Education in Richmond

A recent Education Week blog post touts the importance of cultivating curiosity in children. Science teachers do that every day, and one of the things NSTA members frequently do is share their ideas about how to nurture curiosity—not just in their students, but in themselves. This year, attendees of NSTA’s 2014 Richmond Area Conference on […]

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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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