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Flatten the Classroom with the iGo Microscope

Although many handheld technologies of Star Trek seem antiquated, or perhaps even steam punkish in todays world, there are still a few pieces of Treknata that we dream of. But that list just got one item shorter with the iGo wireless microscope. While not quite a Medical Tricorder, the iGo does capture the essence of [...]

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Science, engineering, and technology

To illustrate the interconnectedness of science and engineering, the editor’s note this month is a crossword puzzle. I think I need to review the K-12 Framework in more detail to solve it. Or else I can see this connectedness through the featured articles in this month’s issue. Building on Student’s Knowledge of Solar Cells* illustrates [...]

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Earth structures, processes, and history

It’s not hard to get students interested in earth science. They can  see the value of learning about the weather and climate, soil, water, tides, volcanoes, earthquakes. The featured articles this month highlight the  processes that are all around us and affect our everyday lives. The hands-on activities described in Explorations of Our Frozen Planet [...]

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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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Five things you should put on your iPad Camera

The tablet computer like the iPad can be a magic box of inquiry. For instance, it has a camera, and in particular a front facing camera. Why that is important is because students can manipulate objects on the camera and collectively view the results. And of course you can, with the touch of a finger, [...]

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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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Picture-perfect elementary STEM

This morning in New Orleans, as part of the Urban Science Education Leadership (USEL) session, presenters from the Baltimore City Public Schools described their district’s Elementary STEM Teacher Clinic and how it transformed the teachers who participated in it.

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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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A new reason to visit the library

A California middle school teacher tells how seed-lending libraries can help integrate science into the curriculum.

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It all started with the zebrafish…

Zebrafish serve as the catalyst for integrating science across disciplines in this story from NSTA Reports.

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