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High School Edition

In this issue, the elementary edition of Science Class focuses on Science and Mathematics Integration. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.

To view the middle level and high school versions of Science Class, please click on the links at left.


Many teachers struggle to find time to incorporate science into their curriculum as more and more emphasis is placed on reading and mathematics. Fortunately, science and mathematics are two disciplines that naturally can be blended together. The resources listed in this issue of Science Class will enable you to learn how you can combine the two for double the learning in your classroom.

NSTA Articles on Science and Mathematics Integration

The following NSTA journal articles provide you with some ideas on how to combine the study of science and mathematics in your classroom.

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Books, Books, Books

Math and Science Across Cultures: Activities and Investigations from the Exploratorium

Grades K–12

Investigate the science of sound with a Brazilian Carnavál musical instrument. Introduce the principles of flight by crafting Native American arrows. These and 11 other activities will encourage your students to explore science and math as they journey through other cultures.

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Click here to view the list of new books from NSTA Press:


Professional Development

12 Things Top School Leaders Know (and You Should, Too)

Although many school administrators are hopping from job to job or getting axed in today's challenging educational environment, there are some who aren't just surviving but thriving. Despite all the pressures, they ooze confidence and win kudos—even awards—from teachers and parents throughout their communities. Who are these beloved leaders; and how have they kept their edge? Read on to find out what standout administrators say are the 12 keys to success.

Click here to read this article from the Scholastic Administrator:


NSTA Opportunities

SciLinks: New Look, New Features

SciLinks helps science educators harness the resources of the Internet by connecting key textbook subjects to
NSTA-approved webpages that enrich student learning inside and outside the science classroom. By linking to a
brief notation found in the margin of a science textbook, NSTA Press book, or NSTA journal, teachers and students can access vetted webpages that provide real-time information and new content on a host of science topics.

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Join the NSTA Book Club

Plan now to make the NSTA Book Club part of your spring lessons. The theme
for the month of April is Patterns in Nature. To see the list of suggested
books and activities, go to http://www.nsta.org/bookclub. Submit your teaching
ideas and win!

Write for NSTA's Journals

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

Science & Children (Grades PreK–5) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-01/sc.htm

Next Month's Theme:

Professional Development

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