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What science teachers are reading February 2014

From lessons on writing in science class to exploring and debating socioscientific issues to translating NGSS for classroom instruction, take a look at what science teachers are reading in February on NSTA’s website. Most Popular NSTA Press Books 1. Teaching Science Through Trade Books 2. It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy K-12 [...]

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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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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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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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21st century tools

Will we ever get to the point where we can sit back and say “Our students have these skills. We’re set until the 22nd century?” A great benefit for NSTA members is electronic access to all of the journals. After you read the print version that is part of your membership, you can read the [...]

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Using NSTA’s SciLinks

Have you noticed this graphic in an NSTA publication? SciLinks is a database of websites that have been submitted by a corps of “webwatchers“—teachers who search for and review websites related to topics in science. The websites are organized by content and grade level. Teachers can access SciLinks either by using the codes in a [...]

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Overcoming misconceptions

Along with notebooks and pencils, students bring some common misconceptions to science class. It’s hard to tell where students learn these misconceptions: from their friends, parents, television, movies, the Internet, or other media. They may not realize that their ideas are incorrect, and simply telling the students that their ideas are wrong won’t help them [...]

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Selecting an inquiry experience

Teachers often use words interchangeably when referring to science activities: labs, investigations, experiments, projects, inquiry. In this year’s Science and Children, the focus is on inquiry in the elementary classroom. As noted in the guest editorial Pathways to Inquiry, inquiry is not an analog, either/or process. Doing inquiry in the classroom requires laying a foundation [...]

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Welcome to the Science 2.0 Blog

Although blogs (web logs) were once only a reverse chronological diary of thoughts and observations, today’s blogs are so much more. First of all, the vast amount of aggregatible content has brightened a once text-heavy presentation. Images, videos, graphics, links and audio tracks have made the once static blog a living document chronicling a point [...]

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