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  • Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12

    NSTA Press Book | April 2019

    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 practical and accessible. It provides both extensive background and step-…

  • Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes

    NSTA Press Book | April 2016

    If you’re new to formative assessment probes, you’ll love this timely addition to the bestselling Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. Authors Page Keeley and Laura Tucker give you 32 engaging questions, or…

  • 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…

  • Faculty Learning Communities Facilitated the Rapid Pivot to Online Teaching and Learning

    Journal Article | August 2021

    Faculty learning communities (FLCs), established prepandemic to disseminate and discuss evidence-based teaching practices as part of an NSF-funded project, Investigating Student Success Using Evidence-Based Strategies-…

  • Coldest Winter Ever!

    Lesson Plan | June 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about weather versus climate. The probe is designed to find out if students distinguish between a one-time weather-related change and a change in climate…

  • Are They Talking About Climate or Weather?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about climate. The probe is designed to find out whether students distinguish between weather and climate.

  • Renewable or Nonrenewable?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about Earth’s natural resources. The probe is designed to find out if students can distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.

  • What Do You Know About Volcanoes and Earthquakes?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about plate tectonic features and events. The probe is designed to uncover commonly held misconceptions about volcanoes and earthquakes.

  • Grand Canyon

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the formation of the Grand Canyon. The probe is designed to find out if students recognize the role of rivers and flowing water and connect them to…

  • Where Do You Find Earth’s Plates?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about Earth’s plates. The probe is designed to find out where students think tectonic plates are located.

  • The Greenhouse Effect

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the greenhouse effect. The probe is designed to reveal whether students confuse the greenhouse effect with other environmental concerns or lump the…

  • National Science Teaching Association Names 2021 Recipients of Its Teacher Awards Program

    Press Release | April 2021

  • National Science Teaching Association Names 2022 Recipients of its Awards Program

    Press Release | March 2022

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