Tag Archives: NSTA Press

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books, NSTA's Book Beat, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books, NSTA's Book Beat | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On the Having of Wonderful Ideas About Science

Guest Blogger Page Keeley Science is about making sense of our natural world, and this is something that children naturally do long before they begin school. Children acquire information from many sources: interacting with their environment, conversing with their families … Continue reading

Posted in NSTA Press Books, Videos and Lessons | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books, NSTA's Book Beat | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Teach about science in the news in 2020

What do wildfires, drought, and extreme weather have in common? All these events in the news can be doorways to exploring weather, climate, and more with your students. NSTA’s Book Beat issue this month features lessons by NSTA Press authors … Continue reading

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sample new science lessons from NSTA Press books

NSTA Press authors offer a rich selection of fresh lessons and strategies in their newest books, and you can download samples from each of them through the online Science Store. From Patrick Brown’s Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before … Continue reading

Posted in NSTA Press Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment