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Learning science and engineering practices from age 3 through preschool can foster children's curiosity in exploring the world and lay the foundation for science learning in K-12 settings.

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“Energy is liberated matter, matter is energy waiting to happen.” — Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything ...

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, February 13, 2024


Book Beat Live, February 5, 2024 Collection

This is a collection of resources for the program titled: Book Beat Live! Early Childhood and Elementary Takeover. This program aired on June 26, 2023...


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Making Science Accessible for All

It’s time for a change in mindset. We must shift our focus toward recognizing the assets and strengths of our students as a pivotal starting point. ...


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Equitable from the Start: Strategies for Making Science Relevant, Engaging, and Accessible

Equalizing opportunities for students to learn science and engineering in the ways described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requires ...


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Culturally Relevant Science Learning

Creating learning opportunities for students to culturally connect in the science classroom is crucial to ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for a...


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Reading Like a Scientist: Teaching Students to Strategically Read Multimodal Science Texts

Calls for disciplinary literacy instruction in elementary schools encourage teachers to provide authentic opportunities for students to read and write...


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Building Relationships Between Educators and Researchers

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, November 21, 2023

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Science Update: The Grand Challenge of Coral Reef Sustainability, March 7, 2024

Join us on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET, for an edition of NSTA’s Science Update about coral reef ecosystems. Even optimis...


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The Astronomical Event of the Decade

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, and then again on Monday, April 8, 2024, sky gazers all across North America will experience what is arguably the most ...


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Astronauts Zoom: An Astronaut Alphabet

Astronauts Zoom: An Astronaut Alphabet  By Deborah Lee Rose September 2020 Persnickety Press 36 pages $16.95 ...


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Looking Toward the Skies


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