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Sort and Classify

I am a preservice teacher planning some lessons on how to group plants and animals according to observable features. I am struggling to think of different activities. — V ., Maryland Classifying living things has been a part of human … Continue reading

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Circle of Life 2.0

I am student teaching in a first grade classroom and we are going to start covering life cycles. What are some good ideas I can do in my engage section? — G., Oklahoma I just answered a similar question about … Continue reading

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Too cold? Observing animals in winter

With very cold weather settling into many areas, children’s outdoor time may be restricted due to temperature and wind chill limits set relative to the temperature ranges normally experienced in their area. ChildCare Aware of North Dakota’s guidelines include: Outdoor … Continue reading

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First week back resources

When you have a moment to plan for teaching in January, reach for the 2018 November/December issue of Science and Children for inspiration. With a focus on visual literacy the activities discussed in the columns and articles promote helping children … Continue reading

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Adding Life to the Classroom

I’ve been considering adding some live animals to my classroom for my students to study. What should I consider before taking the leap? —K., Washington   Live animals definitely make science real and much more interesting than pictures, books, or … Continue reading

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Educating Students About Veterinary Science

Veterinary schools at universities around the country are offering programs for students interested in veterinary medicine and informing them about careers in the field. Continue reading

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Students Teaching Science to Younger Students

High school and college students are teaching science to younger students as part of outreach efforts such as the Wide Horizons Nature Program in Kansas, the Science Ambassadors program in Georgia, and Kids Are Scientists Too, which operates in eight states and in Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

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Science and the Star Wars Universe

When Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts next month, science teachers who use the Star Wars films in their classrooms will have another tool not just for teaching science, but also for integrating it with other subjects. Continue reading

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Teach Your Students To Be Good Stewards of the Environment

Share some of these great NSTA Press® resources with your students and teach them the importance of being good stewards of our environment.   Prices provided are the member and nonmember book prices. All books are also available as e-books. … Continue reading

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Encourage a Sense of Wonder in Your Students

New books in the NSTA Kids I Wonder Why series are available just in time for the new school year! Focused on the biological sciences, these five books introduce readers to basic science content pertaining to plants and animals. Author … Continue reading

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