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In this issue, the middle level edition of Science Class will focus on Free for All. The issue features more than 40 free online opportunities teachers can order, register, or sign up for to get ready for next year. Please let us know what you think of the issue, or if you have suggestions for additional free resources for teachers, by using the Feedback link on the left-hand side of Science Class.


After spending the past school year teaching your students everything from chemistry concepts to Newton's laws of motion, there is no doubt you are ready for a relaxing break during the summer months. Thoughts of lying by the pool with a cold lemonade in-hand may fill your mind. The month of July, however, can be the perfect time to start thinking about the resources you need for your science class in the fall.

To help you prepare for the new school year, we have decided to devote the July issue of Science Class to Free for All. In this special issue, you will find a wealth of free opportunities ranging from online publications and activities to catalogs of books, as well as science competitions and professional development workshops.

So, after you've had some fun in the sun, take a moment to point your web browser to the following resources and start clicking away. Enjoy!

Free for All in the News

Dozens of free opportunities exist for science educators. Teachers, however, need to know where to find them. Read two articles from The Washington Post and The Charlotte Observer that describe how educators can find new sources of funding and free supplies for their students.

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

Click here to read the latest:


Free Opportunities for Middle Level Science Teachers


Free Resources For Science Teachers

The following free resources are welcome additions to any teacher's science materials.

Click here to learn more:



Professional Development

The goal of NSTA's newest initiative—City Science—affects a tremendous number of urban science teachers. The goal of City Science is to bolster science teaching and learning in urban schools by increasing the numbers of urban teachers who are actively engaged in their profession.

Based on the feedback we received from urban teachers, coupled with the best research on quality teaching, the City Science program will provide a host of services and opportunities for urban teachers that will be tailored to meet their needs.Whether you are an urban teacher who could benefit from City Science or a teacher who would like to support City Science, click here to learn more:


NSTA Opportunities

Winners of the NSTA Safety Tips Contest

Many teachers sent in their favorite safety tips; each winning entry will receive a copy of Inquiring Safely: A Guide for Middle School Teachers.. Thank you to everyone who contributed safety tips. Click here to view the winning entries:


Write for NSTA's Journals

NSTA members want to read about your teaching experiences. To find out more, visit:

Science Scope (Grades 5–8) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-07/scope.htm

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