Author Archives: Carole Hayward

Missouri Science Teachers: NSTA Is Coming to You This April

If you’re a Missouri science teacher, you’ve probably been to the Missouri Botanical Garden, most likely as a chaperone. But when you join NSTA for our 2019 National Conference in St. Louis this April, you’ll get a completely different experience—right … Continue reading

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E-book Invites Young Readers to Discover How a Fish Fossil Exists in an Egyptian Desert

After devoting 25 years to the teaching profession, Mary Hanson was seeking “out of the box professional development opportunities.” “I was at the point in my career where I was looking for (more than) just getting another master’s degree or … Continue reading

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Gain Valuable STEM Teaching Strategies and Resources at the Elementary STEM Showcase

The 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA this coming July in San Francisco, offers valuable resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education from preK through university. You will walk away from the … Continue reading

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10 Reasons High School Teachers Should Join NSTA in St. Louis in April

“I work at a school in a science department that needs a little bit of re-innovation. I am trying to invigorate my department and help connect them with ideas that will help our students shine!” High school teacher Meghan W. … Continue reading

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Why Should Middle Level Teachers Join NSTA in St. Louis in April?

“So I can inspire more students to love science!” That’s why middle school teacher Katherine W. told us she wanted to come to our national conference. Inspiration is high on the list for most people who come to an NSTA … Continue reading

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Interactive eBook Introduces Young Readers to Beavers, Nature’s Furry Engineer

As a member of her local nature preserve, Katie Dunbar learned so much about the symbiotic relationship between animals and their environment. Take beavers, for example. The absence or presence of this one species has the ability to completely alter … Continue reading

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Plan Your #NSTA19 St. Louis Elementary Science Experience

The biggest science education conference of the year is happening in St. Louis this spring! Elementary teachers who want to be the student for a few days should join us. Here are 11 reasons why. NSTA’s inaugural Linking Literacy Event—Friday … Continue reading

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Learn How to Build Community Partnerships at the 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

Last spring, an article in the April/May 2018 issue of Science Scope highlighted a community partnership between a middle school in Massachusetts and a group of scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). In the article, Engineering Partnerships, the authors … Continue reading

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Confluence of Equity and Education: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2019 National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, MO, April 11–14

“Arguably, the most pressing challenge facing U.S. education is to provide all students with a fair opportunity to learn” (Framework; NRC 2012, p. 282). This challenge is of great importance as we continue to embrace changing demographics in our classrooms, … Continue reading

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Jazzing Up Science with Cross-Curricular Connections: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2019 National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, MO, April 11–14

It’s too time-consuming… We haven’t been properly trained… Assessment is too difficult… Subject integrity may be relaxed… There are many reasons teachers find it challenging to make cross-curricular connections. But the benefits far outweigh them—curricula can be more relevant, more … Continue reading

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