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Are Your Lab Investigations Argument Driven?

The 27 lab investigations in the new NSTA Press book Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12 follow the argument-driven inquiry (ADI) instruction model, which consists of eight stages. These stages are designed to ensure that students have an opportunity to engage in the practices of science during a laboratory investigation and receive [...]

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Count on These Science Stories to Engage Your Students

“Our students should be able to at least reason quantitatively: to read and interpret data, graphs, and statistics. They should be astute enough to demand to see the evidence when some politician claims that a new drug cures cancer, job numbers are up, our carbon footprint is too big, the president’s budget is the highest [...]

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An Enchanted Evening With Synchronous Fireflies

Today’s Guest Blogger is award-winning author Emily Morgan. The flickering of fireflies has always been one of my favorite things about summer. This regular summer phenomenon always seemed extraordinary to me, so when I started the Next Time You See book series, fireflies were high on the list of topics I wanted to write about. [...]

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But Why Does the Balloon Stick to the Wall After I Rub It on My Hair?

What types of materials can be electrically charged? How does current flow in a circuit? Will a magnet pick up any kind of metal? In answering these types of questions, children will reveal their own preconceptions about ideas that they bring with them into the learning environment. Their teachers need ways to help them identify [...]

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From Viruses to Whales, Help Your Students Learn the Common Patterns of Evolution

What’s it like to study evolution as a scientist? That’s the question Judy Diamond, with the help of Carl Zimmer, E. Margaret Evans, Linda Allison, and Sarah Disbrow, set out to answer in writing Virus and the Whale: Exploring Evolution in Creatures Small and Large. The book issues an invitation to middle school students to [...]

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What Are They Thinking? Wouldn’t You Like to Know?

A day in the life of a young child could be described as one big scientific experiment with its limitless opportunities for exploration of the natural world. Because these daily experiences are started in infancy, elementary students bring their preconceptions with them, which can impact how they think and process new information. Now more than [...]

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NSTA Sweeps the REVERE Awards!

June 18 Update! We’re presenting these award-winning books at 10% off between now and midnight on June 27, 2014. Be sure to use promo code AWARD when you order any of the featured titles. Years of teaching experience were rewarded last night when the National Science Teachers Association Press and Journal authors and editors were [...]

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A Professional Development Approach to the NGSS

Today’s Guest Blogger is author Eric Brunsell, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Recently I was thinking about my first experience with e-mail (in 1992) and how much communication [...]

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Way Cool! Physics Lessons (Seriously)

Middle and high school science teachers who seek engaging chances for their students to first watch something happen—and then become curious enough to explore and discover why—should check out two new books by authors Matthew Bobrowsky, Mikko Korhonen, and Jukka Kohtamäki. This trio has teamed up to write two experiment-rich books that offer students the [...]

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NSTA Press Titles Honored: 2014 Washington Book Publishers Design and Effectiveness Awards

Authors and designers of books by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press cover the content science teachers need, so it’s no wonder that the outsides of the books are as impressive as the insides. We are pleased to announce that four NSTA book covers have received honors from the 2014 Washington Book Publishers Design [...]

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