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Elementary Edition

Middle Level Edition

Every month, Science Class features curriculum topics tailored to match the focus of NSTA's K–12 journals. In this issue, the high school edition will focus on Student/Teacher/Community Successes. Each theme will be supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet "SciLinks®," books, and NSTA journal articles. If you would like to view the elementary or middle level editions, please click on the appropriate link in the menu bar.

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What defines success? High school science teachers, students, and their communities have combined their efforts in several different ways to answer that question. Teachers, for example, have involved their students in campaigns to educate the public on how to reduce the level of air pollutants, while other educators have encouraged student research that might lead to a cure for some forms of paralysis.

In this issue of Science Class, you will find various news and journal articles, books, and websites, to help you create a successful adventure with your students in the community. So, read on and see how these resources might help with your own ideas for success!

Student/Teacher/Community Successes in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

Click here to read the latest:


Student/Teacher/Community Successes on the Net

SciLinks® is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen for selected keywords. This month's SciLink keyword relates to The Science Teacher article "Marigolds for Montana."

Biomass: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569910551033

Student/Teacher/Community Successes in NSTA Journal Articles

The following journal articles are sorted by grade level to provide you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to student/teacher/community successes.

From this month's The Science Teacher: http://www.nsta.org/highschool

From The Science Teacher archives: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/high_school.htm

Books on Student/Teacher/Community Successes

Check out these titles from NSTA Recommends:


Student/Teacher/Community Successes in May's The Science Teacher

This month's article "Life Is Change" describes a unique program in which high school students take photos that illustrate change. View a gallery of these student photos in the online version of this article at

Professional Development

The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse provides a good introduction to professional development with an article by Susan Loucks-Horsley. Click here to learn more and to read about the five principles of professional development.


NSTA Opportunities

Write for NSTA's Journals

NSTA needs your expertise. To learn how, visit:

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/tst.htm

Field Editors Sought for NSTA Journals

NSTA is seeking field editors for The Science Teacher and for the Journal of College Science Teaching. Click below to learn more:

The Science Teacher: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/tstfead.pdf

Journal of College Science Teaching: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/jcst.htm

Meet Author Mia Posada!

The award-winning author of Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright and Dandelions: Stars in the Grass takes your questions throughout the month of May.

Click here to join the discussion:


Next Month's Theme:

Safety in the Science Classroom

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