Category Archives: NSTA Membership

Interesting activity in the various pockets and corners of our far-flung association. Click on a headline to read the entire post.

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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NSTA Membership: It Opens the Door to Opportunity

NSTA Membership- It Opens the Door to Opportunity






Membership in NSTA comes with a wealth of benefits. Although the most obvious benefit may be the regular appearance of Science Scope and NSTA Reports in your mailbox, membership encompasses far more. The ability to connect through list serves, interact with other middle school science teachers via the Learning Center forums, serve on a variety […]

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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

NSTA’s K-12 April 2016 Science Education Journals Onlinev2






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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