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The Lab Out Loud Podcast for Thanksgiving: Top 12 Science Celebrity Episodes Edition

As schools across the U.S. take a break this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, NSTA members will find themselves in cars, airplanes, and trains traveling to be with family and friends. Make holiday travel more entertaining, and even edifying, by subscribing to the NSTA-supported Lab Out Loud podcast, which features the best in science education […]

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No Money in the School Budget to Attend the NSTA National Conference? Learn What You Can Do

Middle school science teacher and NSTA member Christine Marsh is a self-described “huge fan” of the NSTA Conferences on Science Education. When she found out that no money was available in her school’s budget to send her to the NSTA National Conference in Boston, she started researching ways to fund her trip. “Obviously, being a […]

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NSTA Has Made 25 Members Very Happy (and We Have Even More in Store)

A big shout out and congratulations to 25 NSTA members who recently renewed their membership for two years and won FREE registration to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Chicago, March 12-15, 2015. The winners will also receive a $100 voucher for travel to the conference compliments of Southwest Airlines. Over 280 NSTA […]

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20 Essential NSTA Awards You Can Learn About in 15 Minutes

Being a member of NSTA immerses you in a community of educators interested in pushing themselves and their colleagues toward better science education. NSTA has 20 awards for educators and teachers who demonstrate their passion for science education every day. Recognition not only moves science education forward, but also brings affirmation to hard-working educators. NSTA […]

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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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NSTA Web Seminars Bring the Experts to You

NSTA knows not all teachers can travel, which is why our online programs bring NSTA experts and faculty directly to you. NSTA Web Seminars are free, live professional learning experiences that allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations. Free interactive online […]

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I’ve Been Hired as a Science Teacher, but I’m Not Certified to Teach Science. Help!

When NSTA member Susanne Hokkanen was in school for teaching, she received a bachelor’s degree in history along with her teaching certificate. Hokkanen thought she would teach history after graduation, but instead she was hired as a middle school science teacher. “I panicked,” Hokkanen says. “I had taken only 12 credit hours of science in […]

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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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Using Your NSTA Social Media Dashboard for Connected Educator Month

October is Connected Educator Month (CEM), and NSTA supports the goals of not only getting more educators connected through social media, but also elevating those connections to develop personal learning networks. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education, CEM offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. CEM programs include […]

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How Can NSTA Help Me Teach Science to Students With Special Needs?

This past summer, NSTA member Naomi Beverly participated in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. Since then, Beverly says that she has gone to the NSTA website and the NSTA Learning Center almost every day to participate in discussions with other science teachers, research lesson plan ideas, and increase her science content knowledge. Beverly, who teaches […]

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