NSTA publishes four grade-range-specific journals (Science & Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher, and Journal of College Science Teaching), as well as Connected Science Learning, which bridges in-school and out-of-school science teaching and learning.
Explore high-quality tools to transform your teaching in NSTA Press books, including lesson plans, classroom strategies, relevant professional learning, assessment, and NGSS resources for K-12 science educators
NSTA Press BookUncovering Student Ideas About Engineering and Technology: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes
New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more.Have you been wondering how well your students understand engineering and...
NSTA Press BookInstructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The...
NSTA Press BookUnderstanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12
Get help teaching one of the hottest topics in science with Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12. This nine-session module is written to be pra...
NSTA Press BookIt's Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy K-12
REVERE Award Finalist, PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers!“Functional scientific literacy requires an understanding of the n...
NSTA Press BookHelping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices
When it’s time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engi...
NSTA Press BookEureka, Again! K–2 Science Activities and Stories
It’s never too early to put a human face on science and engineering! Research shows that a child’s ideas about how scientists and engineers look a...
NSTA Press BookPicture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K–2: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM Learning
"Teachers in our district have been fans of Picture-Perfect Science for years, and it’s made a huge impact on how they fit science into their school...
NSTA Press BookNGSS for All Students
It’s challenging to teach science well to all students while connecting your lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This unique bo...
NSTA Press BookA Head Start on Science, Second Edition: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder
Imagine what fun it could be for 3- to 7-year-olds to engage in a game of Prism Play or Magnetic Scavenger Hunt or Where Did the Shadows Go? Then imag...
NSTA Press BookDisciplinary Core Ideas: Reshaping Teaching and Learning
Like all enthusiastic teachers, you want your students to see the connections between important science concepts so they can grasp how the world works...
Daily Do Lesson Plans
Daily Dos are sensemaking tasks teachers and parents can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning. Students actively try to figure out how the world works (science) or how to design solutions to problems (engineering) using the science and engineering practices. Engaging in these practices requires that students be part of a learning community, of classmates or family, to be able to share and evaluate ideas, give and receive critique, and reach consensus.
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