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  • The New Science Teacher's Handbook: What You Didn't Learn From Student Teaching

    NSTA Press Book | September 2013

    “One of the first activities I ask new science teachers to do in my methods course is to think of a memorable science activity from their past. Whether it’s creating an exploding vinegar and baking soda volcano,…

  • Breathing New Life Into Elementary Science Preservice Teacher Education

    Journal Article | July 2018

  • Call for Papers: The Science Teacher

    Page | January 2020

    Call for Papers: The Science Teacher The Science Teacher (TST) is seeking manuscripts that describe new and creative ideas for the secondary science classroom. Manuscripts should provide worthwhile ideas and practical help for teachers as they relate to the themes listed below. TST also always…

  • Helping New Science Teachers

    Journal Article | July 2009

    The start of a new school year is a challenging and exciting time for any teacher—and a time when beginning teachers particularly need our support. Working with new science teachers in the New Science Teachers’ Support…

  • Mentoring New Science Teachers

    Journal Article | July 2007

    Most experienced high school science teachers are asked at some point to serve as a mentor to a novice teacher. While mentor-training programs have been established in many states, they often only focus on how the…

  • 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…

  • The New Teacher's Toolbox: Putting the Science Into Science Teacher

    Journal Article | October 2014

    This column shares tips for teachers just beginning their career. This month’s issue offers teachers ways to stay engaged in science.

  • NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation

    Page | June 2020

    NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation The NSTA/ASTE 2020 Science Standards for Teacher Preparation are now effective. These standards are intended to be used by science teacher preparation programs in preparing for accreditation or program design. These standards can also serve as a guide for state agencies…

  • Area Conference in New Orleans

    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…

  • For Teachers and Administrators

    Page | March 2020

    For Teachers and Administrators Understanding Next Generation Science Standards The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the use of science and engineering practices to teach critical science content and introduce the concept of three-dimensional learning. Start with some basics about…

  • The New Teacher's Toolbox: Advocating for Science

    Journal Article | December 2013

    This column shares tips for teachers just beginning their career. This month’s issue discusses how to advance the progress of science in schools and communities.

  • Humble Advice for New Science Teachers

    Journal Article | March 2000

    By understanding the relationship between practical knowledge and teaching techniques, new teachers can improve upon the learning experiences of students. The author shares approaches to teaching that she found…

  • Creating a New Environment for Science Learning

    Journal Article | September 2020

  • The New Normal

    Journal Article | September 2020

  • Teacher Spotlight: Paula Hogan

    Journal Article | March 2020

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