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NSTA Books, eBooks+, and Journals win 2017’s highest honors in educational publishing – REVERE Awards

The Association of American Publishers PreK–12 Learning Group has just announced 2017’s winners of the prestigious REVERE Awards, education publishing’s highest honors. The 2017 REVERE Awards honor print and electronic resources for PreK–12 teachers and learners in the classroom setting and beyond. Browse this year’s best of the best in educational resources in AAP’s gallery […]

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Career of the Month: Evolutionary Psychologist

Evolutionary psychologists analyze human behavior for traits that evolved to increase the odds of survival and reproduction. They may then apply this knowledge to redesign aspects of today’s cultural institutions and practices—such as schools, workplaces, and child rearing—in ways that better align with human nature. Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist affiliated with Boston College. […]

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Ideas and inspiration from NSTA’s December K-12 journals

Elementary and middle school teachers have a real gold mine this month – both journals have the theme of Energy. Food for thought at any grade level–Commentary: Proactive Leadership in The Science Teacher describes what leadership should look like for teachers, departments, and administrators. The Science Teacher — Bringing Research Into the Classroom This issue […]

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Health Wise: Countering Poverty’s Effects on Learning

Poverty is a student health problem, according to the 64,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP; 2016a). The AAP announced earlier this year that at all checkups, pediatricians should ask parents and guardians: “Do you have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month?” This question helps identify the one in five U.S. children […]

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Focus on Physics: The Equilibrium Rule—A Personal Discovery

Building an Understanding of Physical Principles Before college, I worked with master sign painter Burl Grey, who, like me, was passionate about science but didn’t study physics in high school. One day Burl asked which of the two ropes holding up our sign-painting scaffold (Figure 1) experienced more of the “stretching force” called tension. Burl […]

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Health Wise: Helping Students Cope With Dyslexia

Parent groups have claimed that the specific needs of students with dyslexia—a learning disorder affecting the ability to read—are often unaddressed because educators don’t know enough about the condition. The parents also say schools can be reluctant to use the term in relation to learning disabilities addressed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Recently, […]

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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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Right to the Source: When Schools Fed the War Effort

Exploring Science and History With the Library of Congress After the United States entered World War I in April 1917, citizens could support the war effort by buying war bonds, conserving food on “Meatless Mondays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays,” and consuming less fuel at home and in their cars. Schools helped, too, as students planted vegetable […]

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The best education resources of 2016 just announced

This week, the Association of American Publishers PreK–12 Learning Group announced the year’s top learning resources, its 50th year of providing this service to the education community. The 2016 REVERE Awards Finalists include resources from PreK to 12, from print to electronic, and from classroom to “beyond.” Among the impressive and diverse list of Finalists […]

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Career of the Month: Medical Scientist

Based on Interviews With Professionals Using Science in the Workplace Medical scientists conduct laboratory experiments to try to find answers to difficult medical problems while also applying their knowledge to treat patients in a clinical setting. Brian Brooks is an ophthalmologist who specializes in vision problems associated with coloboma and albinism. He is chief of […]

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