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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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Is It Any Wonder That Thousands of Science Teachers Will Gather in St. Louis to Explore Phenomena This Spring?

Merriam-Webster has several definitions for phenomenon—among them are “an observable fact or event” and “an object or aspect known through the senses rather than by thought or intuition.” And just as they find varied ways to look at the word, … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Grand Slam: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2019 National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, MO, April 11–14

Explorers Lewis and Clark began their westward trip from the St. Louis area in 1804, trying to find a better way to the west coast; as they made their way to the Pacific Ocean, they mapped the area and cataloged … Continue reading

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Books Your Young Readers Will Want to Open and Explore

Engaging students in crosscutting STEM concepts is made so much easier when talented storytellers and gifted illustrators produce the kinds of books that young readers immediately want to open up and explore. The Beaks of Birds In Richard Konicek-Moran’s and … Continue reading

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Understanding the Intermingling of Engineering and Life Sciences (and How Best to Teach It)

For engineers to design and make the systems and devices all of us depend on in our daily lives, they need scientific and mathematical knowledge. Simultaneously, scientists benefit from engineering advances evident in the devices, instruments, and processes they use … Continue reading

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Did You Get My Message?

Curiosity and non-conformity are two traits that have served science educator and eBooks+ Kids author Martha Harney very well throughout her professional life. Harney, an elementary science specialist for the Northeast Elementary School in Waltham, Mass., grew up among people … Continue reading

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The #NSTA18 Charlotte Exhibit Hall: A Science Teacher’s Playground

Do the twist! With the Dynamic DNA kit from 3D Molecular Designs, that is. Or if you’re really brave, face off against the Zombie Apocalypse with Texas Instruments. The Exhibit Hall at NSTA conferences has been called “The Science Teachers’ … Continue reading

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Center Your Learning in the NSTA Learning Center

Are you looking for a professional learning community specifically for K-16 science teachers? The NSTA Learning Center is stocked with resources, customized lesson plans, online modules, and community forums, and will change the ways you access and leverage professional learning. … Continue reading

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NSTA’s 2018 National Harbor Conference: Personalize Your Schedule Based on Content Area

Happening right outside the nation’s capital, NSTA’s 2018 National Harbor conference on science education will take place November 15–17. If you’ve ever attended, you know that the best thing about the conference is that there is so much to choose … Continue reading

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