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Science Teachers and the Course Forward for STEM Education
Science teachers’ voices do count—and are being heard—in Washington, D.C.
On December 4, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) published Charting a Course for STEM Education, which presents a five-year strategic plan for how federal agencies can best support STEM education, from preschool through university.
In developing the report, science teacher (and NSTA Press author) Jeff Weld worked at the White House with leading officials from 14 federal agencies; representatives from state governments, industry, and academe; and educators to craft a report that also offers guidance to the STEM education community and will shape future commitments from the federal government.
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Learn how to use picture books to inspire elementary STEM.
NSTA hosts a number of large-scale, nationally known grant and awards programs for educators
and offers several exciting competitions and enrichment programs that engage students and encourage them to explore
the real-world application of STEM. NSTA-sponsored competitions are available at no charge to compete or register.
Grades 6-9eCYBERMISSION challenges students to think about real-world applications of STEM by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and use scientific practices or the engineering design process to develop a solution.
Teachers of Grades 6-12Encourages teachers of grades 6–12 in the U.S. and Canada, who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources, to share their approaches for a chance to win up to $93,000 in prizes, including a grand prize school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000.
Grades K-12ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
Grades 9-12STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement.
hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education
news and research, assessment, standards-based instruction—NSTA Press® develops and produces
the high-quality resources that science educators need, in all disciplines.
Map out a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving as you
ground them in integrated STEM disciplines. This new K–12 curriculum series was developed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world
learning into classrooms.
Student Research Handbook
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons
STEM Education Now
More Than Ever
Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom
Engineering In the Life Sciences
The Case for STEM Education
Challenges and Opportunities
Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
Discovery Engineering In Physical Science
Case Studies for Grades 6-12
Beyond the Egg Drop
Infusing Engineering Into High School Physics
Putting the E in STEM Teaching and Learning
More Everyday Engineering
Doing Good Science in Middle School: Expanded 2nd Edition
A Practical STEM Guide
Interactive student e-books and
teachers guides covering core content in Earth, life and the physical sciences, for grades K–5.
Interactive Professional Learning
Interactive Student Editions
Gain an in-depth refresher of content knowledge or just boost your confidence before tackling a tricky topic with your students by using these interactive e-books.
Now available! Interactive e-books designed especially for K–5 students. These are packed with interactive elements that engage students in STEM and English language arts.e-books.
The Amazing Light Show
Are They the Same
Be A Sky Sleuth
Beavers Building Ecosystems
Did You Get My Message?
Exploring Matter in Space!
Fish Out of Water
Home Is Where My Habitat Is
Help Me Grow
I Live Where I Live Because...
The Light Explorers Go on a Campout
What Makes Them Special?
Kristel Pushes and Pulls
Investigating Weather and Climate
A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association,
this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education.
A partnership of Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA),
this award recognizes the innovative use, or potential use, of data-collection technology (e.g. probes or sensors)
interfacing with a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom.
The NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassador Program aims to expand teacher leaders’
knowledge of key K–12 STEM education issues and hone their interpersonal skills so that they can communicate
important messages more effectively with education stakeholders.
The program—designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5–8)—was established to
help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, while increasing
teacher understanding about the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce.
Learn today, your way! Access podcasts, webinars, courses, online tutorials, NSTA Press resources, and online communities to sharpen your science teaching skills.
Annually published list of best tradebooks with STEM content for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Connected Science Learning is an online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school settings.
Get the latest news and resources in support of three-dimensional instruction.