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Attend a conference, virtually






I remember the first time I attended a professional association conference when I was a child care provider beginning my career and was thrilled to be among so many educators who were passionate about improving themselves professionally. If you can’t attend a conference in person, a virtual conference may meet some of your needs for […]

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The Feedback Loop






There’s a lot of talk about using data to drive teaching and learning, but what data and how should these numbers be used? Are you confused? So were the authors of NSTA Press’ new book, The Feedback Loop: Using Formative Assessment Data for Science Teaching and Learning.  Erin Marie Furtak, Howard Glasser, and Zora Wolfe, […]

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Are You and Your Students Ready for the Astronomical Event of the Decade?






On August 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to the first total eclipse of the Sun visible in the country in almost 40 years. Because the 2017 total eclipse will be visible only in the United States, it is known as The All American Total Solar Eclipse. The spectacular total eclipse will only […]

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Creative Writing in Science






Would you like to inspire students to be better writers while you incorporate new strategies into your teaching to assess their scientific understanding? Katie Coppens’ new NSTA Press book, Creative Writing in Science, provides engaging literary exercises that use the world around us to inspire. Designed for grades 3–12, the book offers fiction, poetry, and […]

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The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations






As authors of the popular NSTA Press book The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations, we get a lot of questions from readers.  One of the top questions we get is, “How do we hold the learners accountable with questions?” Here is what we tell readers:  The questions we choose chart the course of the […]

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The best education resources of 2016 just announced






This week, the Association of American Publishers PreK–12 Learning Group announced the year’s top learning resources, its 50th year of providing this service to the education community. The 2016 REVERE Awards Finalists include resources from PreK to 12, from print to electronic, and from classroom to “beyond.” Among the impressive and diverse list of Finalists […]

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Teach Your Students To Be Good Stewards of the Environment






Share some of these great NSTA Press® resources with your students and teach them the importance of being good stewards of our environment.   Prices provided are the member and nonmember book prices. All books are also available as e-books.   Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science  This book offers 32 formative assessment […]

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Uncover Your Students’ Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science






The newest book in the NSTA Press best-selling Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series is here! Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science by Page Keeley and Laura Tucker offers 32 formative assessment probes to get your students digging deep into environmental science concepts. Find out what your students think and what they misunderstand with these fun and […]

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Teach Students Evidence-Based Argumentation






Scientists make arguments and test arguments. They evaluate, analyze, and critique data. Scientists question. They learn from their mistakes. For student scientists, learning how to make and support evidence-based arguments is a critical to their future success. The Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model focuses on using authentic lab activities that provide students with opportunities to […]

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Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K–12






Students’ experiences with hearing and using the term energy to describe everyday events give them a very intuitive sense of what energy is and how it behaves. Those feelings, however, are often at odds with school science instruction. After years of seeing batteries die or being asked to turn off the lights to save energy, […]

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