Category Archives: NSTA Press Books

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What’s popular on NSTA’s website at the start of the school year






Browse the most popular books, e-books, and children’s trade books on NSTA’s website this month. Best wishes for the start of your school year! Most Popular NSTA Press Books Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers: Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy, Grades 3–5 A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder Uncovering Student Ideas in […]

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science






In the new NSTA Press book Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8, 20 lab activities present an innovative approach to lab instruction called argument-driven inquiry (ADI). Use of these labs can help teachers align their instruction with current recommendations for making life science more meaningful for students and more effective for […]

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What are science teachers reading this summer?






Browse this month’s most popular books, e-books, children’s trade books, and journal articles on NSTA’s website. Between now and August 14, 2015, save 10% on NSTA Press and NSTA Kids books or e-books by entering promo code SUMMER at checkout from the online Science Store. Most Popular NSTA Press Books Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: […]

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Fill your summer with science






  Gaze at the Moon, follow the NASA New Horizons probe on its flyby of Pluto, or take a nature walk to benefit your brain. This is the time of year when science teachers get to choose their own adventures! Check out a few of our suggestions from this month’s issue of NSTA’s Book Beat, […]

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NSTA at #ILA15: Hands-On Science + Literacy Solutions






The 2015 annual conference of the International Literacy Association (ILA) takes place July 18-20. Featuring general session speakers Shaquille O’Neal, Octavia Spencer, Shiza Shahid, and Stephen Peters, the conference organizers state: “Illiteracy is a solvable problem, and together, we can make a difference! Amplify your efforts by joining forces with us at ILA 2015 in […]

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Our Most Popular NSTA Press Book Quotes






For nearly two years, NSTA Press has been pinning quotes from its books to Pinterest. Our followers often repin these interesting, informative, and often inspirational quotes. These are the books that have garnered the most attention. Are you following us on Pinterest?        

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What science teachers are reading June 2015






Here are the most-read books, e-books, and children’s trade books on NSTA’s website this month. Click over to the NSTA Science Store and catch up on what’s hot this June on science teachers’ reading tables and tablets. Most Popular NSTA Press Books Teaching Science Through Trade Books More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to […]

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NSTA at NAESP: Hands-On Science + Literacy Solutions

  The 2015 annual conference for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) takes place June 30–July 2. Designed for educators on the front lines — teachers, superintendents, counselors, district and state administrators, and especially principals — the conference aims to have a huge impact on student success. And the National Science Teachers Association […]

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Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science






Author Richard Konicek-Moran spent years studying and researching children’s alternative conceptions in science and author Page Keeley acquired her passion for improving conceptual understanding using formative assessment tools. They realized that their respective work had so much in common that they decided to put their thoughts and ideas gleaned from their experiences, research findings, and […]

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Explore Outstanding Educational Resources: 2015 REVERE Awards Finalists






Each year, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK–12 Learning Group reviews hundreds of educational resources to select the best of the best for the REVERE Awards. AAP has just announced the 2015 REVERE Awards Finalists, and NSTA is pleased to have 10 publications on the Finalists list. Congratulations to the authors of these publications […]

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