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Science & Children

Read NSTA's award-winning, peer-reviewed practitioner journal for elementary-level science teachers.

 

Current Issue

November/December 2022: Earth's Place in the Universe

Younger elementary students begin to wonder and ask questions about where they live, beyond their homes or neighborhoods. These early learners start to see their world beyond their immediate surroundings and realize that they live on a planet and that planet is part of an intricate system. Students first begin recognizing daily Sun movements, monthly Moon movements, and seasonal and yearly changes.

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Current Issue

Journal Article

Earth’s Place in the Universe

By Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong

Elementary Astronomy Interdisciplinary Literacy

Journal Article

Shining a Light

By Alida Acosta and Jerrid Kruse

Elementary Astronomy Earth & Space Science Physical Science

Journal Article

Making Sense of Apparent Brightness

By Alexis Kaczor, Laura Robertson, Jamie Price, Lindsay Lester, and Ryan Nivens

Elementary Astronomy Earth & Space Science Physical Science

Journal Article

Moon, Math, and Literacy

By Candi Clevinger, Alissa A. Lange, and Elizabeth Schock

Elementary Astronomy Earth & Space Science Interdisciplinary Literacy

Journal Article

Courageous Cheetah Car

By Rebecca Stobbs and Jeanne Norris

Kindergarten Engineering Instructional Materials Interdisciplinary

Journal Article

Bringing Engineering Into Play

By Jesse Wilcox, Caitlyn Potter, Sarah Nolting, Sarah Voss, and Elyse Webb

Elementary Kindergarten Engineering Interdisciplinary

Journal Article

Observing the Unobservable

By Jessica McClain, Celeste Nicholas, Katherine Zimmermann, Edward Pierce, Joshua Danish, and Qiu Zhong

Astronomy Earth & Space Science Phenomena Physical Science

Journal Article

Don’t Forget the Demo!

By Christopher Roemmele, Steven Smith, Sarah Nern, Brett Criswell, and Missy Holzer

Elementary Engineering Maker Spaces Teaching Strategies

Journal Article

Doing It All

By Amanda Sanderman and Chelsie Byram

Elementary 5E Crosscutting Concepts Earth & Space Science Interdisciplinary

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