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  • NSTA Position Statements

    Page | January 2020

    NSTA Position Statements NSTA provides national and international leadership in science education by identifying the qualities and standards for good science education; these are set forth in the form of position statements, which are used to support the improvement of science education at all levels…

  • Decay and Renewal (Student Edition)

    NSTA Press Book | January 2003

    Most of us throw or flush things away every day without thinking about the fact that there is no “away.” Whether discarded substances break down or not, they affect our environment. By investigating the processes in…

  • Invasion Ecology (Teacher’s Guide—Includes Full Student Edition)

    NSTA Press Book | January 2003

    Strange intruders are invading our part of the world, threatening our environment and our economy. These newcomers and their impact on our ecological balance are the focus of Invasion Ecology, a new book that teaches…

  • Decay and Renewal (Teacher Edition—Includes Full Student Edition)

    NSTA Press Book | January 2003

    Are you looking for a new way to teach about respiration, nutrient cycling, energy flow, producers, consumers, and decomposers? Decay and Renewal provides techniques for students to learn the basics while…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials

    Page | March 2020

    Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials LaConner High School – Todd Hinderman On behalf of LaConner High School and myself, we are truly grateful for the grant award money through the Shell Lab Science Challenge Regional competition. This award has allowed me to upgrade and purchase some very necessary and…

  • 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…

  • Online Connections: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Online Connections: Science Scope July-August 2021 Under the Sea Standardized rubric for analyzing healthy and impacted coral Student worksheet for organizing evidence Using Big Data to Understand the History of Planet Earth Connecting to the Next Generation Science Standards Delving Into…

  • Online Connections: Science and Children

    Page | January 2020

    Online Connections: Science and Children July/August 2021 Teaching Through Trade Books—Pushing, Pulling, and Predicting Force Patterns K-2 3-5 Engineering Encounters—Turn Up the Music! Turn Up The Music Supplemental Resources      Using Toys to Create a Global…

  • Call for Papers: Science Scope

    Page | January 2020

    Call for Papers: Science Scope The editors of Science Scope would like to encourage you to submit a manuscript on any topic that may be of interest to middle level science teachers. Although each issue of Science Scope is organized around a theme, your manuscript does not have to be related to a…

  • Water, River, and Community: Bridging Community, Environment, and Outreach Through a Transdisciplinary Course

    Journal Article | August 2021

  • Teacher Demonstration—Student Exploration

    Journal Article | May 2022

  • Using Publicly Available Long-Term Climate Records in Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Big Data Curriculum

    Journal Article | October 2021

    Understanding data analysis and interpreting data are key components of teaching interdisciplinary undergraduate students. We detail a semester-long research project that introduces students to long-term data sets,…

  • New Community Creation Through a Shared Biology-Chemistry-Communication Laboratory Model for First-Year STEM Majors

    Journal Article | May 2022

    This article explores results from a 3-year model of laboratory instruction, Project Synapse, that synthesized biology, chemistry, and communication curricula for first-year science majors at a STEM-focused university.…

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