Author Archives: Carole Hayward

New STEM Road Map for Elementary School Books

Two new editions to the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series (NSTA Press) make science and technology more applicable to students’ lives. The books provide lessons that will allow students to roll up their sleeves and conduct stimulating experiments while learning … Continue reading

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Stimulate Science Learning with Student Debates

The new NSTA Press book It’s Still Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy by Sami Kahn gives students plenty to discuss. For educators looking to develop their students’ thinking skills, help them dive into scientific content, and provide … Continue reading

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Explore Before Explain to Engage More Students

A new addition to the Instructional Sequence Matters series has arrived! Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3-5 by Patrick Brown offers examples and strategies for using POE (Predict, Observe, and Explain) and 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) with students … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Science and Religion

In the science classroom, the rigorous discussion of certain scientific concepts may challenge the religious beliefs of students as well as educators. Navigating these discussions in ways that respect diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences can be difficult, but a new … Continue reading

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Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity

The human body is an amazing mechanism. For students, learning how the human body works can prove to be an exciting educational adventure. Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity from NSTA Press provides in-depth and meaningful lessons that explore … Continue reading

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New NSTA Press Books Help Young Students Apply Science to the Real World

Would you like to help your students understand the connections between learning science in school and using it in their everyday lives? The STEM Road Map Curriculum Series from NSTA Press was developed to do just that. With the goal … Continue reading

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Experts Agree: Connecting STEM Learning and Teaching Works!

On December 7, NSTA is offering a virtual conference designed to bring together some of the best thinkers in the field focused on learning and teaching by connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM experiences. Why create collaborative STEM experiences? Because no … Continue reading

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The Complete Beginners Guide to Science Curriculum Topic Study

Fans of Oprah Winfrey know the phrase, “When you know better, you do better.” And now Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel, authors of Science Curriculum Topic Study, 2nd Edition—Bridging the Gap Between Three-Dimensional Standards, Research, and Practice, are offering the … Continue reading

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Join NSTA’s Book Study and Gain 40 Hours of Personalized Professional Learning

If you’re beginning the school year feeling like you need more support with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has the answer for you! This September and October, NSTA is offering Shifting to the NGSS: Professional Book Study for … Continue reading

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Two New NSTA Books Make It Fun and Easy to Engage Students in Physical Science

Teachers: We know that your instructional hours are short but that your list of teaching priorities is long. If you are seeking convenient, time-saving, and easy-to-use formative assessment tools (for grades 3-12), then you need Page Keeley and Susan Cooper’s … Continue reading

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