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This issue of the high school edition of Science Class features the theme Science for All. Please tell us what you think of the issue by using the Feedback link on the left of Science Class or by sending an e-mail to us at enewsletterfeedback@nsta.org.

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NSTA’s mission is clearly stated: “…to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching for all.” The reality, however, is that achievement gaps have been identified not only with respect to race and ethnicity, but also regarding gender, limited English-language ability, socioeconomic status, and learning differences. As Steve Metz, field editor of The Science Teacher, points out in this month's issue, "Strategies that help diverse learners generally are strategies that help all learners...In helping diverse learners we simultaneously provide good teaching for mainstream students so that, in fact, no child is left behind."

In this issue of Science Class, learn about some of the resources available to help you meet the challenges at hand.


Science for All in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit http://www.nsta.org/mainnews for national news for science educators).

Stories selected for this month’s theme focus on various aspects of equity in education.

Visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-03/news_stories_high.htm to learn more.

Science for All on the Web

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members can read "Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities" at http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=51706. For the complete March Table of Contents of The Science Teacher, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=51712.

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

Gender Equity: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=92635699103310661011

NSTA Journal Articles on Science for All

The archives of The Science Teacher provide articles that illustrate how teachers can help different types of students learn science.

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Books, Books, Books

To read about Science and Literacy in NSTA Press® and NSTA Recommends books, visit:


Click here for the newest titles from NSTA Press:


To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level, visit


Professional Development

For Some Educators, Tagging Is "It"

A recent article in eSchool News explains how a new way to find and store information online has implications for schools and teachers.

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Global Science Teaching

Learning Knows No National Borders

Gene Carter, executive director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), writes about how the education needs and goals of other countries are not dissimilar to our own. In his February column, "Is It Good for the Kids?", Carter writes, "We have much to do to shore up our educational systems and to ensure that our children can compete globally in the future. We have many great examples of increasing international understanding and cooperation that we can follow. But as educators, we must start with ourselves, expanding the scope of our knowledge and then passing it on to our students."

To read more, visit http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.ef397d712ea0a4a0a89ad324d3108a0c/


NSTA Opportunities

Discovery’s MythBusters to Headline President’s Banquet at NSTA’s National Conference, April 6-9

Myths, urban legends, old wives’ tales... How can one be sure what’s fact and what’s fiction? NSTA is pleased to announce that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, co-hosts of Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters series, will speak at the President’s Annual Banquet at NSTA’s Anaheim Conference on Saturday, April 8. And that’s live and in person! The hugely popular duo takes on three myths each week using modern-day science to show viewers what's real and what's fiction. And they do more than explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible: Through trial and error, they actually demonstrate it.

Tickets are required for the 7 p.m. banquet, and they may be purchased when you register at http://www.nsta.org/anaheim or on-site (if still available). Don’t miss this event!

NSTA/CBC Outstanding ScienceTrade Books

Since 1973, NSTA and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have established the criteria for the highest-quality and most engaging, scientifically-accurate publications for children. The titles for each year’s list are selected by a book review panel appointed by NSTA and assembled in cooperation with the CBC. To learn more about the CBC, visit http://www.cbcbooks.org. To read the complete list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, which were selected from books published in 2005, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=51700.

NSTA Symposia Schedule
The following NSTA Symposia will take place at the National Conference on Science Education in Anaheim, California, April 6–9, 2006:

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