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Research on science teaching and learning plays an important role in helping all students become proficient in science and making science education more equitable and inclusive.

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Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

How can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning...

Web Seminar

Connecting STEM Education, NGSS, and New State Standards

This chapter explores the question, “What are the connections among STEM, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and new state standards?”...

Book Chapter

The Power of Educational Robotics as an Integrated STEM Learning Experience in Teacher Preparation Programs

The use of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction has the affordances of combining harmonious content area co...

Journal Article

Computational Thinking in High School Science Classrooms

Exploring the science Framework and NGSS. ...

Journal Article

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Journal Article

Expanding Earth Science Learning Through International Collaboration

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, July 6, 2021


Journal of College Science Teaching—July/August 2021

July/August 2021 Volume 50, Number 6 View the NSTA Digital Edition ...


Journal Article

The Potency of Evidence

Journal Article

Early Exposure to Primary Literature and Interactions With Scientists Influences Novice Students’ Views on the Nature of Science

Postsecondary science faculty often hope to help students to better understand science through engagement with primary research literature. Undergradu...


Journal Article

Windows on the Inquiry Classroom

A complete video and documentary record of an inquiry-based nonscience majors’ course has been captured (the “Fire and Ice” Collection). Every m...


Journal Article

Getting Started in SoTL Research

Getting started in SoTL research can seem daunting. Working with a team can increase support and productivity. This article explores roles in SoTL res...


Journal Article

Using Cogenerative Dialogues to Improve High School Students’ Internships With Scientists

Blog Post

Safer Engineering Instruction in K–12 Labs and Makerspaces: Results From a 2020 National Study

Blog Post

How Professional Organizations Can Support Noyce Scholars: The Case for NSTA

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, May 11, 2021

NSTA Press Book

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12: Explore-Before-Explain in Physical Science

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine your approach to high school physical scienc...

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