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A recipe for success

So much of science involves communication and skills in language arts. Follow this simple recipe to help your students become science communicators: Add 1 cup of science (life, Earth, physical, or general) to 1 cup of language arts. Blend well … Continue reading

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What's good for the girls in STEM?

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.” While these words widely attributed to the late Senate chaplain Peter Marshall hold true in many circumstances, girls … Continue reading

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ESP symposium: superpowers not required

Divining the keys to better science education doesn’t require extrasensory perception—just check out the ESP Symposium at the Phoenix Area Conference. Coordinated by Robert Yager, 1982-1983 NSTA president, NSTA’s Exemplary Science Program (ESP) sessions will examine outstanding science education programs … Continue reading

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Tying your conference experience together

Strands of silk woven into a tapestry. Single strands of thread twined into rope. Strands can be a simple foundation for something greater—more beautiful, stronger, or useful. Following a strand at an NSTA regional conference can have a similar result, … Continue reading

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Reading our DNA for clues

One of the organizing strands for the NSTA Conference in Phoenix is “Rigor Without Mortis: Challenging and Accessible Content.” Challenging AND accessible? Genetics fits that bill. The science is in our cells, so it’s certainly accessible, and for those of … Continue reading

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