Special Offers for NSTA Members
We're pleased to be able to offer all current NSTA members a very significant discount to Discover magazine—both the print and digital editions—available only to you! Subscribe for one year to either the print or digital edition and pay only $10 for each, or, choose both and pay only $15! That's an enormous (nearly 67%) discount off of their regular subscription rates. Use the magazine content to enhance your teaching!
As an NSTA member, you may also qualify for an additional member discount off GEICO's already low rates. Call GEICO today for a free rate quote at (800)368-2734.
NSTA's group insurance offers rates that may be lower than similar coverage purchased by an individual. Available plans include Term Life, Disability Income, Educators Professional Liability, Major Medical, Long Term Care, and more. Click here for details.
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Preservice and New Teacher Portal
Are you new to science teaching? We have created a special portal just for you.
NSTA Supports Science Education Professionals
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
Meet Our Members
How long have you been an NSTA member?
For most of my teaching career.
What do you like best about teaching science?
The excitement it brings to the students.
What's your favorite chemical element / phylum / physical law / astronomical object …?
Gold -- It looks good on me.
What advice do you have for a fellow teacher who is wavering about joining NSTA?
It will keep the juices flowing amid all of the difficult changes that we go through at the school level.
What's the funniest / most satisfying / most moving thing that ever happened in your classroom?
We have a lake on the school property so we fished for brim, kept them alive in a bucket for study (an hour) and a few students remarked, "They have bones." I was a bit puzzled; we had discussed the classes and characteristics. The student explained, "I o
We Want to Support You
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