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Reflecting on the NSTA National Conference Middle School Share-a-thon

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OK, I admit it. I’m crazy. Standing in the registration area at 6:45 IN THE MORNING (!) at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, I was handing out postcards (OK, it was more like hawking at a sporting event) advertising the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association’s “Meet Me in The Middle Day” on Saturday. […]

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Recommendations for Science-Focused Additions to a Middle School Reading List






Question of the Week on the Middle Level List Serve “I’d really like to encourage my middle school (6-8) students to read more science literature for more robust discussions. In class, I have provided articles and short reading passages from various resources but 40 minutes a class isn’t enough, especially with lectures and labs. I’d […]

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

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Want your elementary students to think, read, and write like scientists? Want to take advantage of the emergence of tablets in the classroom? Wondering how you can teach science to a classroom full of students with different backgrounds and socioeconomic status’s? The April K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers […]

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What Can Science Teachers Learn about Special Needs at the #NSTA16 Nashville Conference?






Heading to NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, March 31–April 3? Are you looking for proven techniques to help ALL students be more successful in your science classroom? Check out these conference offerings that will help enhance the “bag of tricks” you bring to your inclusive science classroom.

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Outstanding Co-Teaching Practices for Science Teachers

text-based blog header reading: One of our goals is for an outside observer in our class not to be able to tell which one of us is the "content specialist" and who is the "special educator."






Approximately 70% of students with disabilities in Virginia are spending 80% of their instructional day in the general education classroom. The most frequently used service delivery model is co-teaching. In the fall of 2014, the Virginia Department of Education launched their Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative. The goal of the Excellence in Co-teaching Initiative is to […]

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Top Twitter Conversations Among Science Teachers in the Last 48 Hours






What were science teachers talking about on Twitter this weekend? Here are the top 12 stories we saw blowing up our network. Enjoy, and let us know what stories you’re following. #1. Gizmodo’s incredible Mythbusters supercut Relive the best moments of the #Mythbusters with this incredible supercut: https://t.co/J7iEjXXEJS pic.twitter.com/wD6pp1uPGy — Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) March 6, 2016

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

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Looking to show your students the connections between plants, animals, and the environment? Want in-depth activities to explain physical science concepts to your middle school students? Are your students interested in how solar energy works? Are you curious about connecting intermolecular forces to real world phenomena using a concept-building activity? The March K–College journals from […]

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






Looking to take advantage of the creative approaches that STEAM offers students? Want to explain to your students how traits are passed down from one generation to another? Are your students fascinated with nanoscience? The February K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers you need. Written by science teachers for […]

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Did You Vote for NSTA’s New Leaders? Here’s Why You Should






The 2016 presidential election has drawn a lot of attention in the press but there is another important election that is also occurring in 2016 – the NSTA Elections. Candidates have been selected from a rigorous nomination process for the next NSTA President-Elect, Division Directors, and District Directors. Just as it is important for U.S. […]

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






Looking for ways to engage preschool students in physical science? Are your students curious as to how animals communicate and make decisions? Want to expand your students interest in engineering? Looking for new ways for undergraduate teaching assistants to work with college students in entry-level STEM courses? The January K–College journals from the National Science […]

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