NSTA’s K-College September 2015 Science Education Journals Online

Journal covers for NSTA's September 2015 issues

Wondering how to introduce your students to engineering? Want an in-depth look at Pluto? Want to know when the “Great Acceleration” began and why it’s named that? The September K–College journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers you need. Written by science teachers for science teachers, these peer-reviewed journals are targeted to your teaching level and are packed with lesson plans, expert advice, and ideas for using whatever time/space you have available. Browse the September issues; they are online (see below), in members’ mailboxes, and ready to inspire teachers!

Science and Children September 15Science and Children

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is leading the call for more emphasis on engineering in our schools. This issue of S&C includes strategies, ideas, and techniques to help you bring engineering and the design process into your classroom.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

Science Scope 15Science Scope

The New Horizons space mission provided us with a spectacular, in-depth look at Pluto as it hurtled by the dwarf planet in July of this year. In this issue, we explain how to take an in-depth look at a variety of science concepts by incorporating the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards into your lesson plans.

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

Science Teacher Sep. 15The Science Teacher

Change has always been a constant on planet Earth, yet change today seems different both in pace (fast) and source (us). The middle of the 20th century began what has been dubbed a “Great Acceleration,” a rapid and profound transformation of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, a relationship addressed in several feature articles in this issue. This accelerated change has led scientists to consider whether to christen a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, to recognize the human species as a biogeophysical force capable of leaving a durable imprint on the geological record. The Earth’s intricate interrelated systems deserve our mindful attention and protection. If this is truly the age of the Anthropocene, will we be up to the task?

Featured articles (please note, only those marked “free” are available to nonmembers without a fee):

jcst_septoct15_cov.jpgJournal of College Science Teacher

Learn how one author increased student confidence in giving scientific presentations by showing them how to present findings as a narrative story or personal anecdote. Don’t miss the study that assessed the effect of a problem-based learning teaching strategy on student academic achievement in an undergraduate Biomechanics course. Also, read how participation in Saturday Science—a weekend science enrichment program where local families are invited to participate in hands-on science activities—led to increased confidence for student teachers in various aspects of science teaching and learning.

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