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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.   We’re offering savings on all NSTA Press publications. Between now and May 31, 2016, save $15 off your order of $75 or more of NSTA Press books or e-books by entering […]

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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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The Power of Developing Questioning Strategies in the Science Classroom






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, “What types of questions do I need to ask and when should I ask them?” Not only is this a frequently asked question it’s […]

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Prepare your students for next year’s eclipse with Solar Science






Great extras accompany this book, including safety glasses for viewing the eclipse and an Observer’s Guide to the All-American Total Solar Eclipse. “On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. A total eclipse is when the […]

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