Tag Archives: Science Education

Science Education in Prison

When Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, started an education program last spring at the Chillicothe Women’s Correctional Center, biology professor Mary Haskins says she “jumped” at the chance to teach a semester of environmental science there. “The work is … Continue reading

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Encouraging Creativity in STEM Class

Creativity often may be overlooked in science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM), but STEM teachers are finding ways to make their lessons and courses innovative and encourage their students to be creative. Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Flipped Classroom

Since educators began adopting flipped classroom strategies—in which instruction that typically occurred in class happens outside class, and instructors help students apply what they learned during class—many have developed new perspectives and new methods. Continue reading

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Ed News: State Legislation Could Accidentally Mess Up Science Education

This week in education news, nationwide study revealed that college STEM summer bridge programs double the odds that students plan to pursue a STEM career, compared with students without program exposure; increase in state education funding doesn’t always reach teachers’ … Continue reading

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Combining Science and Civic Literacy

Why should teachers blend science with civic literacy? Because “happiness comes from being part of something bigger than yourself…Students get to understand and research community issues…[and] serve as ambassadors in the community,” asserts Tom Condon, who co-teaches the Citizen Science Institute (CSI), a districtwide magnet, alternative program housed at Marshall Middle School in Olympia, Washington. Continue reading

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Within 20 Years, These 8 Inventions Could Become Reality

Imagine if you were asked what technology would look like in two decades. Through our ExploraVision science competition, that very same question has fueled over 400,000 young minds in the U.S. and Canada for 26 years. This year, nearly 5,000 … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mrs. Woracek

I’ve wanted to work in education for as long as I can remember. My mom tells a story of me “teaching” our family cat before I would leave for preschool. This typically involved storytime (me reading to the cat) and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mrs. Kennedy

  I was in 6th grade at Rose Tree Elementary School in Media, Pennsylvania, in October of 1957 when Sputnik was launched. When our class heard the beep-beep-beep of its telemetry when it passed overhead, the Cold War seemed very … Continue reading

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Equity & Access — Policies and Best Practices for Science Educators

The Multicultural and Equity Committee is rolling out a new NSTA blog on topics of equity. The intent is for the blog to allow readers to discuss and highlight policies and best practices that promote and sustain educational equity for … Continue reading

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Science Is Taking over Atlanta This March! Top 10 Reasons Why Educators Need to Be There

Come to Atlanta this March and immerse yourself in everything science. The NSTA National Conference on Science Education has something for every science teacher. Four days packed with useful information and resources that teachers can use in the classroom right … Continue reading

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