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  • Safety Resources for Middle/Secondary Schools

    Page | June 2020

    Safety Resources for Middle/Secondary Schools U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) recently released a new Enviro-Health Links page, "Laboratory Safety," which offers links to information for clinical, academic, and school…

  • The Changing Earth, Grade 8: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | April 2020

    New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. What if you could challenge your eighth graders to help people recognize the inherent risks of living in a region that’s prone to…

  • Competitions

    Page | February 2020

    Competitions

  • Tried and True: Time-Tested Activities for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | November 2010

    A compilation of popular “Tried and True” columns originally published in the award-winning journal Science Scope, this new book is filled with teachers’ best classroom activities—time-tested, tweaked, and engaging.…

  • The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | October 2014

    Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and helping science educators become familiar with and learn to navigate…

  • Adventures With Arthropods: Eco-Friendly Lessons for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | December 2017

    If you’ve ever wished you could teach with tarantulas—or roly polys, or Madagascar hissing cockroaches—this is the resource for you. It tells how to help middle schoolers get up close and personal with amazing…

  • NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science In her eighth-grade science classroom, Carolyn Higgins is letting her students do the talking. She stands in the midst of a lively group of 13- and 14-year-olds, listening carefully as they debate which organisms consume more energy in their example ecosystems,…

  • Human Impacts on Our Climate, Grade 6: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | May 2020

    New in 2020! What if you could challenge your sixth graders to come up with a way to help tackle climate change in their own community? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can!…

  • Packaging Design, Grade 6: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | July 2018

    Packaging Design outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. As are the other volumes in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series,…

  • Science and Religion in Middle School and High School Classrooms

    Book Chapter | October 2019

    This chapter is at the heart of the conflict around teaching evolution—the classrooms of middle and high school teachers. Our overall approach gives science teachers a way to move beyond conflict and toward a classroom…

  • Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | November 2017

    What if you could challenge your sixth graders to design an amusement park for children of tomorrow to safely enjoy? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Amusement Park of the…

  • Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8: STEM Road Map for Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | July 2018

    What if you could challenge your eighth graders to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure by designing bridges that last longer? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Improving Bridge Design…

  • Designing Facilities for the Middle School (6-8)

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    A high-quality middle school science program requires science classrooms with safe, well-designed laboratory space, and school designers must consider the distance students will have to travel to these classes. Trying…

  • STEM Education in the Middle School Classroom

    Book Chapter | September 2014

    In this chapter, find out how STEM lessons were first incorporated into a sixth-grade classroom in the Lebanon Special School District, a small community in Middle Tennessee. These students never gave much thought to…

  • K-12 Progressions, Middle School

    Book Chapter | October 2014

    This free sample chapter shows the K–12 progression of each of the components in the foundation box (e.g., practices, core ideas, or connection to nature of science). These matrixes will help you understand what…

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