Category Archives: NSTA Membership

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What Are the National Academies and How Can You Use Them to Transform Your Teaching?






During Recognition Week for the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, awardees gathered in a Washington, DC, hotel for a federal agencies breakfast.  While all 10 agencies present that morning provided awardees with an overview of their educational programs and outreach opportunities, it was The National Academies’ information that especially appealed […]

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NSTA’s K-College January 2017 Science Education Journals Online






Want to use technology to enhance your elementary classroom? Looking to get your middle level students to understand how different parts in a system interact? Want ways to help your high school students to think critically? Or do you just need want resources to create case studies for your college students? The January K-College journals […]

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






Want to integrate writing into your science lessons for your young students? Want to help students feel more comfortable in a science classroom? Are you looking at using your honors-level students to increase K-12 students’ interest in STEM education? Or do you simply need some new activities for you science classroom? The November K-College journals […]

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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






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






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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