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NSTA’s K-12 October 2016 Science Education Journals Online


Looking to teach elementary students ways to protect themselves from severe weather with the use of models? Ever thought about incorporating the Earth science processes that students saw during their summer vacations into the classroom? Want to learn how art can liven up your high school science classroom? The October K–12 journals from the National […]

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NSTA’s K-College September 2016 Science Education Journals Online

September 2016 Journals

Want to know how to maximize the products your elementary students make? What about getting fresh ideas for your middle school classroom? Looking for ideas on how to help your high school students understand the natural world through the construction of scientific models? Want to engage college students in meaningful outdoor learning experiences? The September K–College […]

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The TOMODACHI Academy: Friendship Beyond Borders

How can two countries with vast cultural differences maintain a relationship in which they can share ideas on how to improve their educational system and focus on STEM literacy? That is the goal of a partnership between the United States and Japan—two superpowers willing to borrow each nation’s system and experience to improve one’s own. […]

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What Can NSTA Do for You This New School Year?

Turning the calendar to the month of August signifies the excitement of another school year. Early on in my teaching career, a colleague jokingly stated when the date stamped on the breakfast orange juice container read August 15 it was a reminder that a new class of students was on the horizon. Over this summer, […]

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Place-Based Learning in Middle School: Putting Scientific Principles to Work in your Community

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” -John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911. We hope that you are enjoying your summer!  As teachers, we realize that your mind is never far from your classroom, even if your body is lounging […]

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How Can Science Teachers Use Examples of Dishonest Science?

NSTA members ask and answer one anothers’ questions about science teaching every day via the listserv, and the topics are fascinating. The latest question, trending on our NGSS list, focuses on dishonest science. The answers and comments are eye-opening! Question: “We’re exploring what it means to be principled and show integrity in science and I’m […]

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NSTA’s K-College Summer 2016 Science Education Journals Online

Summer 2016 Journals

Want to engage your students in learning about structure and processes from molecules to organisms? What about learning more about Juno’s mission to Jupiter? Are your high school students confused on what the word model means in relation to science? Are your college students interested in interdisciplinary problem based learning? The Summer K–College journals from […]

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Science Scope: Don’t Teach Tweens Science Without It!

NSTA recognizes the key role that middle school science educators play through Science Scope, a peer-reviewed journal published nine times during the year. If you are like me, you eagerly anticipate the arrival of the latest Science Scope issue. Its presence in your mailbox is like a breath of fresh air, harkening you to try […]

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Calls for Papers for NSTA Journals

Do you have a great science teaching idea you want to share with peers? If so, consider writing for NSTA’s journals. Calls for papers for NSTA’s science education journals are online. The NSTA journals cover all grade levels, so no matter which grade level you teach or would like to write for, NSTA has you […]

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NSTA President Carolyn Hayes Says Thank You to Our Volunteers

On behalf of the staff of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and our leadership team, I would like to thank the following members of our Board, Council, Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels whose terms of appointment end on May 31, 2016. NSTA has been busy this year promoting the implementation of the Next […]

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