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  • Communication Disorders

    Page | February 2020

    Communication Disorders Communication Disorders involve a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing. For example, speech and language disorders include stuttering, aphasia, dysfluency, voice disorders (hoarseness, breathiness, or sudden breaks in loudness or pitch), cleft lip and/or…

  • Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs

    Page | March 2020

    Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs The Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs team strives to keep NSTA members, teachers, science education leaders, and the general public informed about NSTA programs, products, and services and key science education issues and legislation. In the association's…

  • Communication

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    In this chapter, the authors take a look at the three most common forms of communication used in science: verbal, written, and graphical. They will also discuss general guidelines for using communication in an inquiry-…

  • Antennae Communication

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    Students use small containers to follow scent trails that end at a field or alternative final destination. At the end of this activity, students will be able to describe how and why insects use their sense of smell for…

  • Communicating in Science: Why It Matters

    Journal Article | May 2021

  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

    Book Chapter | January 2017

    In this chapter, the details of the practice of obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information are outlined and examples and resources provided related to implementing the practice. We hope that this information…

  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

    Book Chapter | August 2013

    The authors hope this chapter can open up a discussion with science educators in all areas of the system—from K–12 schools to informal science institutions and afterschool learning environments—about the varied ways to…

  • Science Communication and Public Engagement With Science

    Book Chapter | February 2009

    It is the responsibility of all who have a passion for science and science education to serve as ambassadors of science because we need as many great communicators of science as possible. The first section of this…

  • Inquiry-Based Science as a Context for Communication

    Book Chapter | May 2019

    In this chapter, ways are examined in which you can make use of science inquiry lessons to support the development of the multimodal language of science. We focus on science as a context for language learning and…

  • Integrating Science Communication Into a Large STEM Classroom

    Journal Article | October 2021

    The communication of scientific findings through writing is an important skill for undergraduate science majors to develop as they move through their respective degree programs. Seeing the importance of science…

  • Communic–Able: Writing to Learn About Emerging Diseases

    Book Chapter | September 2010

    High school students in a seven-week writing-intensive project at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health serve as research apprentices. This project focuses on students in need of additional…

  • A Key to Science: A Simple Writing Technique Helps Students Communicate Understanding of Important Science Concepts

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    One way to help students develop their writing skills is through the “key-word process.” In this method, students select key words about a topic and then use those words to build their own sentences and paragraphs. The…

  • New Community Creation Through a Shared Biology-Chemistry-Communication Laboratory Model for First-Year STEM Majors

    Journal Article | May 2022

    This article explores results from a 3-year model of laboratory instruction, Project Synapse, that synthesized biology, chemistry, and communication curricula for first-year science majors at a STEM-focused university.…

  • Collaborating for Communication

    Journal Article | July 2012

    An engineering challenge requires students to work together while providing an opportunity for assessing their learning styles.

  • Careers in Science and Technical Communication

    Journal Article | July 2007

    This article provides practical guidance for science teachers to help students who love both science and writing, and are struggling to find a career that will allow them to combine these disparate talents and interests…

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