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  • Competitions

    Page | February 2020

    School Competitions, STEM Competitions, High School Competitions, AEOP …

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  • 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…

  • Safety Resources for Middle/Secondary Schools

    Page | June 2020

    resources-middle-secondary-schools" rel="bookmark">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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

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

    NSTA Press Book | May 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! Human Impacts on…

  • Making Sense of the Human Body

    Journal Article | April 2020

    of all bodies no matter the form, size, or appearance. Middle school students have … in the school inventory for use in future projects. Students were given … of computer programming. Using school Chromebooks, students were introduced …

  • Making as a Performance Task

    Journal Article | March 2019

    students at NYOS Charter School’s elementary campus in Austin, Texas … graders from the school. During the gallery walk, each student explained …

  • 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…

  • NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action … Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science … through school now, they’ve always had Google at their fingertips,” says …

  • 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…

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