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A solid foundation of science education in grades K-5 is essential. Instilling a wonder and enthusiasm for science, as well as addressing the critical need for a well-informed citizenry is crucial during this time. 

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Teaching Science Through Trade Books

“‘What was your favorite book as a child?’ In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, ‘My fourth-grade...

NSTA Press Book

Why Use Trade Books to Teach Science?

One of the most compelling reasons to use picture books to each science concepts is that picture books are highly engaging to students of all ages. Th...

Book Chapter

Teaching Through Trade Books: Kite Explorations

Children are delighted by the playful activity of making and flying kites, and this month's trade book article encourages teachers to harness this exc...

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From the Field: Events and Opportunities, October 27, 2020
 

Web Seminar

Teacher Tip Tuesday: Taking Familiar Digital Tools to the Next Level: Padlet and Jamboard, December 8, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for another edition of the Teacher Tip Tuesday series focusing on digital tools ...

 

Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Nov2020: Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge: Learn from the Winners, November 5, 2020

Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET and learn from past winners how to develop and submit a competitive application...

 

Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Dec2020: Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, December 10, 2020

Join us on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET and learn how to develop and submit a competitive application for the Shell Sc...

 

Web Seminar

NSTA Author Series: Using Daily Life Probes to Uncover Students' Ideas in Engineering & Technology, December 9, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, December 9, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for the first seminar in the NSTA Author Series. In this web seminar, participants wil...

 

Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Teacher Award Application, November 12, 2020

Join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn how you can win up to $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educa...

 

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, October 20, 2020
 

Journal Article

Connecting Field Trips and Family Interest: A Tool to Elicit English- and Spanish-Speaking Families’ Interests
 

Reports Article

From the Field: Events and Opportunities, October 13, 2020
 

Blog Post

Working With NSTA Student Chapters on Community-Focused Science Events
 

Web Seminar

Teacher Tip Tuesday: Avoiding Data and Science Misinformation in Today’s Messy Media Landscape, October 27, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET for another edition of the Teacher Tip Tuesday series focusing on data and scien...

 

Web Seminar

Science Update: The Unknown World of Deep-Sea Corals, December 3, 2020

Join us on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET and learn about deep-sea corals....

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