Category Archives: NSTA’s Book Beat

Thank You, Science Teachers

During Teacher Appreciation Week and every week, we are thankful to science teachers for their dedication and commitment to helping students explore, question, and learn more about the world. This month’s issue of Book Beat is our small gesture of … Continue reading

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Mark Earth Day and Arbor Day With Fresh Lessons

This month, we mark both Earth Day and Arbor Day, occasions to showcase science and where curiosity and questions can lead us. This piece focuses on Earth and environmental lessons and readings that are appropriate for home or distance learning. … Continue reading

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Fact or phony? Scientifically evaluating data

From information about the novel coronavirus to viral posts on social media, it can be a challenge to sort out fact from fiction in what we read on the web. Students face this challenge in their daily reading, too, and … Continue reading

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Get students hooked on real-world science

When students see the real-world applications of science, their interest levels soar. Teachers are experts at guiding students through the wonders of how science helps us answer questions and engineering helps us solve problems. This month, stock up on new … Continue reading

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Spark Science Learning Through Children’s Trade Books

Research points to the benefits to student learning that come from teaching reading in the content areas, such as in science class. The National Research Council noted in a summary report of their workshop Literacy for Science that “when students … Continue reading

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Book Beat: August 2016

Tips for the First Days of School From engaging first-day activities to tips for setting a positive and supportive tone in science class, teacher-to-teacher advice is like Olympic gold at this time of year. NSTA Press authors offer lots of … Continue reading

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