Latest from NSTA's online outposts

What’s New for May 31 on NSTA’s various online outposts

Happy Memorial Day!
Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how.
Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs:

  • Biology—discussion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, alcohol experiments, and college admissions;
  • Chemistry—big conversation about cheating on tests;
  • Earth Science—Phases of the moon, tornado movies;
  • General Science—Hopper Poppers, graphing, and recommended websites;
  • Physical Science—The physics of cell phones;
  • Physics—CO2 cars.

In NSTA’s online professional learning communities, a new group has formed for traveling teachers, and don’t forget to download all the presentation resources for our Philadelphia Conference–even if you didn’t come, as a member of these communities, you can access all the handouts and session materials! Click here to access a short video that teaches you how to get the handouts.
On our “core site” ( read about our Summer Institute for Elementary Education—and then register to attend!
On Facebook, deadlines extended for NSTA’s New Science Teacher’s Academy, and some research going on about the educational uses of Google Earth.
On LinkedIn, more direct posts from NSTA’s Career Center, and discussions about springtime ferns and presenting at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education next year in San Francisco.
And of course, on our Twitter stream, science educators are tweeting and re-tweeting the latest from NSTA Press!
Renew Your Membership!
Now is the time to insure that you don’t miss a single journal issue or one minute of the time you use to network and build professional connections here in these online communities. Click the link above to renew your membership and insure that NSTA stays in your corner for your science education career!

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1 Response to Latest from NSTA's online outposts

  1. Guy says:

    I have been searching the web for a good lab safety film. While there were some good ones on UTube, either the sound is bad or in some cases they are more comedy than educational. There are some safety films from Universities, but most of these covered too many topics and unusual equipment. I am looking for a film that covers most of the basic 20 to 30 main points in lab safety. Currently, I run through a set of PowerPoint slides which is a bit dry for the students. Any suggestions! I am willing to purchase if the price is reasonable, but naturally free is better.

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