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Middle Level Edition

In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class will focus on Eye-Opening Technology. This theme will be supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.

To view the elementary and middle level versions of Science Class, please click on the links to your left.


Keeping up with the technological changes taking place in our society is an ongoing process, and it is not always an easy one. Schools often do not have the resources to supply all classrooms with the latest technology; however, as teachers, you face the challenge of teaching students not only how the technology will affect their lives, but also how it works and what it looks like. This issue is devoted to showing you how new technological advances are affecting the ways we view science.

Technology in the News

Technology can play a valuable and significant role in the classroom and in society as a whole. Read three articles from The Washington Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Scientific American that discuss various programs or tools that are changing how we live and learn.

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

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Technology on the Net

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "The Electromagnetic Spectrum." The link to that article is:


SciLinks is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen for selected keywords. The keyword from "The Electromagnetic Spectrum" is:

Electromagnetic Spectrum: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569911101033

NSTA Articles on Technology

The following journal articles provide you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities using technology.

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Books, Books, Books

Click here to view a title that deals with the challenges of technology in our society and to view the newest titles from NSTA Press:


Professional Development

As the school year really gets under way, teachers often become overwhelmed with keeping up with what goes on in their classroom. Dealing with professional development issues can take a back seat to more pressing demands. New teachers may even wonder exactly what professional development is and what it means to them. In The Lingo of Learning, Alan Colburn defines professional development and professional development schools.

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Click here to read the excerpt on professional development schools:


NSTA Opportunities

Court TV and NSTA

New forensic science units are now available online, and they are FREE! Developed by Court TV in cooperation with NSTA, these units can help you bring this hot topic into your classroom today.

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Check the NSTA Calendar Before You Mark Your Own

This month we show you how to get the most from the NSTA online calendar.

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Write for NSTA's Journals

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

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-10/tst.htm

Next Month's Theme:

Exploring Evolution

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