Exhibition of Science Teaching Materials
The NSTA Exhibit Hall, with more than 500 of the leading science education companies and organizations in the world, has the newest products to show and share with educators. Check out the latest textbooks, microscopes, manipulatives, kits, and more as you explore the hall. Bring a friend and an extra tote to help carry all the giveaways you can take back to your classroom.
Exhibits will be located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Registration badges are required for admission.
Thursday, March 18, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday, March 19, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, March 20, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
NSTA Virtual Show
Preview and create your own "must see" list of Philadelphia exhibitors before the conference. Visit the Philadelphia Virtual Show any time, day or night.
Stop by the Exhibit Hall and visit the NSTA Avenue to learn about member benefits, products and services, programs, and partners … all created for you! Here you’ll be able to …
Share with Others
NSTA Membership. Access high-quality educational materials and professional development opportunities. Pick up a sample journal, your district ribbon, and a free lapel pin.
Leadership Opportunities. Submit your name for nomination to become a candidate on a committee, review board, or the NSTA Board of Directors and Council.
NSTA Student Chapters. Start a student chapter at your college or university.
Enhance Your Skills
NSTA Learning Center. Select high-quality online learning opportunities to build content knowledge. Use our suite of tools for self-assessment and to document your progress.
NSTA Symposia. These ticketed conference workshops include presentations and classroom activities by NSTA partner organizations as well as online follow-up in the form of Web seminars and a discussion listserv.
Web Seminars. Update your content knowledge with these free, 90-minute, live online presentations. Voice questions and share in rich chat conversations with the presenters and other educators.
SciGuides. Explore online resources and lessons organized by grade level and specific content themes. All are pre-evaluated and aligned with the National Science Education Standards.
Add Your Voice
Science Matters. Learn about this NSTA initiative to bring content, news, and information that supports quality science education to parents and teachers nationwide.
The John Glenn Center for Science Education Campaign. NSTA's five-year, $43 million national campaign to make excellence in science teaching and learning a reality for all will fund a series of forward-thinking programs and a state-of-the-art facility designed to promote leadership, learning, and advocacy in science education.
Expand Your Mind
NSTA Press®. We release 20 new titles for teachers each year. Share your thoughts with us on our books or your new book ideas.
SciLinks®. Link to science resources on the internet. Expert science educators recommend sites with accurate information and effective pedagogy—the best content available online.
NSTA Awards. Compete for awards from 17 programs, ranging from kindergarten to college.
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision® Awards. This team-based K–12 competition awards up to $240,000 in savings bonds annually.
Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers. Win your share of $550,000 in grants available in 2010. Fifty large grants of up to $10,000 each and 25–30 mini-grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to K–12 teachers of science who seek funds for innovative community-based projects. 2010 awardees will receive some financial assistance to attend the 2010 NSTA Philadelphia National Conference on Science Education!
Siemens We Can
Change the World Challenge. Enhance your life science curriculum with a unique, hands-on way to engage elementary and middle school students in developing actionable local solutions for a "greener" world, and learn how you and your students can win exciting prizes. This student sustainability competition, now open to students in grades K–8, is sponsored by Siemens, Discovery Education, and NSTA.
NSTA Science Bookstore
Browse the NSTA Science Bookstore for hundreds of the best titles for teachers in science education. NSTA members save 20% on all NSTA Press® products and 10% on products by other publishers. Enjoy our free shipping option as an added attendee benefit!
Conference attendees can now simultaneously evaluate sessions and track conference attendance for professional development certification. Click here for complete information.
Shippensburg University, part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will offer one graduate-level credit in professional development to teachers attending the 2010 Philadelphia conference. Click here to access the Shippensburg University website for complete details.
Services for People with Disabilities
NSTA makes an effort to provide convenience and accessibility for all persons attending our conferences. We strive to make conferences barrier free, but we can do so only with your help in advance. If you require special assistance at the conference, please check the appropriate box when you register and describe the situation.
Please send in your requests early! NSTA cannot guarantee services for requests made on site. If you register by mail or fax, please send a copy of your registration form to:
National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201-3000
We will contact you personally and discuss how your needs can be met. We also provide other special services at the conference, including sign language interpretation at the General Session. We may have special materials for the conference sent to you by overnight/priority delivery before the meeting.
Note: If you need special arrangements in your hotel room, please check the appropriate box on the Housing Request Form and contact your hotel directly once you receive your hotel confirmation.
NSTA Shuttle Bus Service
Free shuttle service will be provided between the convention center and most NSTA hotels during registration and session hours. Click here for shuttle routes and a schedule.
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