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  • NSTA Press® Sample Chapters

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    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…

  • Integrating Crosscutting Concepts and Literacy Strategies to Support Visual Literacy

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  • Big Data, Small Devices: Investigating the Natural World Using Real-Time Data

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    Now your students can transform their mobile phones and tablets into tools for learning about everything from weather to water quality. Big Data, Small Devices shows you how. This book is designed for Earth and…

  • Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS: A Professional Development Facilitator's Guide

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    REVERE Award Finalist, PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers! If you’re charged with helping educators achieve the vision of the new science standards, this is the professional development…

  • A Professional Development Approach to the NGSS

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    Today’s Guest Blogger is author Eric Brunsell, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the…

  • Website Wednesday!

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    — The Scientific Process Berkeley’s Understanding Science website is a great resource for learning more about the process of science.  The resource goes much deeper than the standard “PHEOC” model of the…

  • Student blogs replace worksheets

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    Blogs provide a great way to extend the classroom beyond your 45 minute class period.  They can be used in a variety of ways to spark discussion and student research.  Chris Ludwig, a high school science teacher in…

  • Teaching resources for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

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    The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan is on the minds of all of us, including our students. The event and aftermath is tragic and the continuing nuclear emergency is a reminder of how fragile society can be.…

  • Video analysis

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    Video analysis is a powerful tool to help physics students understand motion and other phenomena. For example, in this video by Dale Basler (physics teacher and co-host of Lab Out Loud), students can analyze the speed…

  • The brains behind Watson

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    Whenever we talk about preparing kids for the future, we usually include collaboration and teamwork as a valuable skill. Our students also need to realize that science is not conducted by individuals in isolation.…

  • The genius of Watson

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    “She’s afraid that if she leaves, she’ll become the life of the party.” —Groucho Marx What does this phrase mean? Is it funny? ? Don’t you have to be at the party in order to be the life…

  • Flipping your classroom

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    February’s Science 2.0 column focuses on how you can transform your classroom by using video lectures. Check out these videos by two of the pioneers of this approach: [youtube]…

  • Physics videos

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    December’s Science 2.0 includes a brief example of how Dale Basler (physics teacher and co-host of Lab Out Loud) creates his own videos for use in his physics classroom.  Here are a few examples: Bobber…

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