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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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Courage

Guest blog post by Valeria Rodriguez Walking into the Moscone West Center in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, I had a few personal issues I was tackling, when I overheard a teacher saying:  “ I am almost 50 and I … Continue reading

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Supporting Family Engagement

Guest blog post by Anne Lowry As teachers, we know how important family engagement is for student success. How can we improve upon last year’s family engagement and how do we do so while maintaining respect for each family’s unique … Continue reading

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Two NSTA Books Encourage Young Readers to Keep Questioning, Searching, and Expressing Wonder

NSTA Press author Emily Morgan wants young readers of her books to be filled with a sense of wonder about ordinary objects or phenomena—like bees—and to never stop exploring the “whys” of our natural world.  Two books that every K-5 … Continue reading

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NSTA Press Book Uses Three-Dimensional Learning to Help Students Understand the Effects of Human Activity on Climate Change

For veteran science educators Laura Tucker and Lois Sherwood there is no debate about climate science. But Tucker and Sherwood realized that few books provide the much-needed assistance that teachers need to cover the scope of climate science with special … Continue reading

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My Journey to NSTA

Guest blog post by Paul Orbe Dear NSTA Members: I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience with NSTA, our professional organization. Before I embark in storytelling I deem necessary to offer a quick overview in how … Continue reading

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How NSTA Expanded My Small Town World

Guest blog post by Pam Devers I grew up as the typical “small town girl living in a small town world” (Journey).  In the eighth grade my mind was set that I was going to be a science teacher and … Continue reading

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Experience STEM by the Bay This Summer With NSTA

Guest blog post by Jeffrey LeGrand Douglass The exhibit hall at the 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is gonna be so LIT that even the rolling fog of San Francisco won’t be able to hide the … Continue reading

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Why Are Bees so Buzzworthy? Next Time You See One You’ll Know

“Bee-Wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in Miraculous Survival” (Phys.Org): Headlines like this dominate the news lately. They go from wildly hopeful like the Notre Dame story, to speculative [Saving Bees With Sugar: Connecting With Nature or ‘a Last Resort’? (BBC.com)], to … Continue reading

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Be the Successful Wiz Behind the Curtain to Your School’s Family Science Night

We have the ancient Greeks to thank for so much of what we continue to enjoy today. Take, for example, the concept of the community theater. Intergenerational groups would gather, all those years ago, in informal settings to both watch … Continue reading

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