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Elementary Edition

Middle Level Edition

In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class focuses on Exploring Evolution. This theme is 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.


Evolution is a major unifying concept in science and should be included in the K–12 science education frameworks and curricula. Are you unsure how to address the complex issues that surround the subject? Science Class is here to help with resources that show you how other school districts are emphasizing the subject, how teachers are bringing the subject into their classrooms, and how many ways there are to approach evolution in a comprehensive and professional way. To read NSTA's Position Statement on The Teaching of Evolution, visit http://www.nsta.org/159&psid=10.

Evolution in the News

How are school districts setting policy on teaching evolution? Read this article from The Santa Fe New Mexican to see how one school district handled the situation.

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

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Evolution on the Net

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "A Teaching Guide to Evolution." The link to that article is:


SciLinks is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen for printed articles and books. It does so through keywords; the keywords from this issue were:

Darwin & Natural Selection: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=926356991111103319

NSTA Articles on Evolution

The following NSTA journal articles provide you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to evolution.

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Books, Books, Books

Click here to view a list of books from the NSTA Catalog that deal with evolution.


Click here to view the newest titles from NSTA Press:


Professional Development

Creating equitable conditions in which every child can succeed is the goal of good educators. These equity materials from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse can help teachers and administrators acknowledge children's diverse strengths, identify inequities, and improve the ways they serve students with varied needs.

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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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Be Active in NSTA: Join a Committee!

Your NSTA membership can mean so much more than reading journals and attending conventions. Why not help shape your professional organization by volunteering to serve on an NSTA committee?

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An Online WebNews Survey

NSTA WebNews Service wants to know if they are giving you the news you need the way you want it. Take this brief online survey and tell them what you think.

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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/2003-11/tst.htm

Next Month's Theme:

Inquiring into Authentic Problems

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