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‘Tis the season for science

Festive holidays and winter weather can be disruptive for the classroom schedule at this time of year but can also provide inspiration for appealing science activities. Take advantage of cooking themes to teach some chemistry or take a cue from weather reports to delve into a lesson about frost. The December 2012 issue of NSTA’s […]

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What are science teachers reading in June?

Science teachers are reading an eclectic selection of teaching resources this month, judging by the top content on NSTA’s website. You can look inside these books by downloading a free sample chapter at the NSTA Science Store.  Post a comment or tweet using the hashtag #nstareading to tell us what you’ve been reading and what […]

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Wrapping Up the Old Year, Preparing for the New Year

We’ve heard that after the school year ends, many teachers spend time catching up on NSTA Reports articles they didn’t have a chance to read thoroughly earlier. To help you make the most of this precious downtime, here’s a selection of 2011–2012 stories we think you’ll enjoy reading—or re-reading.

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Chemistry Now, chemistry of fear and fright

Before Samuel L. Jackson battled snakes on a plane and before Indiana Jones infamously muttered “I hate snakes,” there was my Mom, who was terrified of them. Growing up on a small midwestern farm, Mom often helped with the spring plowing. She would carry a hoe with her on the tractor just in case she […]

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Surveying video and lesson plan use

We need your help!!! NBC Learn, NSF, and NSTA have teamed up to bring you video / lesson plan packages that explore various science concepts. But we want to know how we can make them better and more usable in your classroom. Your feedback will point us to improvements. Please settle in with a cup […]

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November notes

Some bits and pieces gleaned from listserves, blogs, and tweets– Professional development 10 Amazing Free Online Computer Science Classes from Stanford University.  Each class is open to the public and is taught by a Stanford professor. Non-Stanford students do not get academic credit, but certificates are awarded as a document of participation. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Science Lessons From History

Find out how and why science educators around the country are integrating history in their science lessons to help students make connections to their world.

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Getting ready for college chemistry

Why are these Texas high school students from the ChemBridge Program smiling? Perhaps it’s because they’re taking a course that lets them earn college chemistry credit and high school science credit–and helps them get ready for college chemistry.

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Celebrate science in October

It’s almost October and it’s time to celebrate science. Get ready for Earth Science Week this year (October 9–15, 2011). The theme is “Our Ever-Changing Earth.” You can move right into National Chemistry Week (October 16–22, 2011) The theme this year is “Chemistry—Our Health, Our Future.” Both of these websites have lots of resources, and […]

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Benefitting from undergrad research experience

Chemistry teacher Derrick Wood is one of more than 200 Drew University alumni who conducted research as an undergraduate with a fellow of the Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) program. Find out how RISE benefits the students–and their scientist mentors.

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