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  • How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards

    Page | April 2020

    How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in three essential ways. 1) Performance. Prior standards documents listed what students should “know” or “understand.” These ideas needed to be translated into performances that could…

  • NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics Alison Hapka knows what active science learning can do for a classroom. For one thing, it makes a giant mess: everyone talking at once, papers and supplies scattered all over, and desks pointing every which way. This is what it looks like in the science classes she…

  • Guidelines for Authors: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Guidelines for Authors: Science Scope About Science Scope Science Scope is an award-winning, peer-reviewed, practitioners' journal for grade 6–8 teachers, university faculty responsible for teacher preparation, and state and district science supervisors and leaders. Science Scope is published…

  • Guidelines for Authors: The Science Teacher

    Page | January 2020

    Guidelines for Authors: The Science Teacher About The Science Teacher The Science Teacher is an award-winning, peer-reviewed, practitioners' journal for grade 9-12 teachers, university faculty responsible for teacher preparation, and state and district science supervisors and leaders. The Science…

  • Guidelines for Authors: Science and Children

    Page | January 2020

    Guidelines for Authors: Science and Children About Science and Children Science and Children is an award-winning, peer-reviewed, practitioners' journal for grade PreK–5 teachers, university faculty responsible for teacher preparation, and state and district science supervisors and leaders. Science…

  • Area Conference in Phoenix

    Page | April 2020

    Due to ongoing health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Science Teaching Association has decided to cancel the fall 2020 Area Conferences on Science Education. The face-to-face meetings…

  • NSTA Press® Sample Chapters

    Page | May 2020

    NSTA Press® Sample Chapters Looking for Science Activities? NSTA Press publishes science activities for teachers of kindergarten through college on a wide range of topics. We've posted sample chapters and activities from our books for free download so you can look inside. Be sure to search our online bookstore for…

  • Call for Papers: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Call for Papers: Science Scope The editors of Science Scope would like to encourage you to submit a manuscript on any topic that may be of interest to middle level science teachers. Although each issue of Science Scope is organized around a theme, your manuscript does not have to be related to a…

  • Online Connections: The Science Teacher

    Page | January 2020

    Online Connections: The Science Teacher November/December 2020 The Aurora Borealis Student Worksheet Solar wind velocity data and answer key Solar storm answer key Connecting to the Next Generation Science Standards The Lives of Staph (Idea Bank) Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C…

  • Leveraging Science in the News

    Journal Article | February 2020

  • Online Connections: Science and Children

    Page | January 2020

    Online Connections: Science and Children July/August 2021 Teaching Through Trade Books—Pushing, Pulling, and Predicting Force Patterns K-2 3-5 Engineering Encounters—Turn Up the Music! Turn Up The Music Supplemental Resources      Using Toys to Create a Global…

  • Novel Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?

    Journal Article | February 2020

  • Is It Food?

    Journal Article | October 2021

  • Learning the Language of Scientists

    Journal Article | October 2021

  • Developing the Next Generation of Elementary Science Teachers

    Journal Article | December 2020

    National science education documents emphasize new learning outcomes of elementary students; therefore, the preparation of elementary teachers should be revised to meet these challenges. This article describes how…

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