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NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: March 2014 Issues Online

Interactions are our focus this month—in ecosystems and classrooms, among science teachers teaching a variety of disciplines, and using the latest technology. This month’s K-College journals from the National Science Teachers Association have a wealth of articles on how to make the most of the great ideas and possibilities that bubble up via smart collaboration. [...]

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Science Literacy and Pseudoscience

A recent blog post “Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience” got me thinking about a topic of deep personal concern. As head of the National Science Teachers Association, one of my overarching goals is to improve science literacy in the United States—providing students with a solid science foundation so that they are better consumers of [...]

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NSTA’s K-12 Science Education Journals: February Issues Online

It’s February, and many of us are focused on groundhogs, candy, and hoping never to hear the words polar vortex again! Spring is still a few months away, so this is a good time to bundle up and get a fresh look at what your science teaching peers are doing. The National Science Teachers Association [...]

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Engineers Week Resources from the National Science Teachers Association

Engineers Week is February 16–22, 2014. Engineering is in the spotlight right now—and science teachers need to know how to incorporate it into their STEM curriculum, what resources really work, and where to get online PD to stay current. Use this resource collection from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to find everything you need. [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: January 2014 Issues Online

Communicating science—NSTA’s journals are all about it this month—helping children be captivated by the wonders of science, empowering them to share, and making science relevant to students as they grow into responsible citizens. The links below will take you to science education resources written by educators, for educators. NSTA’s January 2014 journals are live online [...]

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Lab Incident at a Manhattan High School: Another Hard Safety Lesson to Learn

On January 2, 2014, a chemistry lab safety incident involving a fire injured students at Beacon High School in Manhattan (NYC). An article in The New York Times reported that two students were burned as a result of a fireball of methanol vapor created by a flame test demonstration, typically called the Rainbow. The students [...]

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NSTA’s K-12 Science Education Journals: December Issues Online

The holidays are upon us, but you don’t get a break from teaching quite yet. You need science education resources that you can use in your classroom tomorrow, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has them for you! Written by educators, these grade-level journals are targeted to your teaching level. NSTA’s December journals are [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Journals: Live for November

You’ve turned the clocks back an hour, but you’re still short on time—that’s what most teachers tell us! How can the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) help? With grade-level journals targeted to your needs, written by educators who know what works. Our November journals are live online (with select articles being free for all, and [...]

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Earth Science Week Resources from the National Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Week is October 13–19, 2013. Take a world tour, solve a mystery, apply to be named the Environmental Science Educator of the Year, or delve into an entire year’s worth of lessons with this resource collection from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Elementary Resources Environments of Our Earth: I Wonder Why: Take [...]

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October K-12 Journals Available from the National Science Teachers Association

October’s K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) highlight unique trends in science eduction. Science and Children, for elementary educators, hones in on one of the major shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards—the significant focus on engineering. This issue provides several approaches that can be used to support elementary students as they [...]

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