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Successes. Each theme
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What defines success? High school science teachers,
students, and their communities have combined their efforts in several
different ways to answer that question. Teachers, for example, have
involved their students in campaigns to educate the public on how
to reduce the level of air pollutants, while other educators have
encouraged student research that might lead to a cure for some forms
In this issue of Science Class, you will find various news
and journal articles, books, and websites, to help you create a
successful adventure with your students in the community. So, read
on and see how these resources might help with your own ideas for
Successes in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
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Successes on the Net
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen for selected keywords. This month's SciLink keyword relates
to The Science Teacher article "Marigolds for Montana."
Successes in NSTA Journal Articles
The following journal articles are sorted by grade level to provide
you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to student/teacher/community
From this month's The Science Teacher: http://www.nsta.org/highschool
From The Science Teacher archives: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/high_school.htm
on Student/Teacher/Community Successes
Check out these titles from NSTA Recommends:
Successes in May's The Science Teacher
This month's article "Life Is Change" describes a unique
program in which high school students take photos that illustrate
change. View a gallery of these student photos in the online version
of this article at
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse provides a good introduction
to professional development with an article by Susan Loucks-Horsley.
Click here to learn more and to read about the five principles of
Write for NSTA's Journals
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Field Editors Sought for NSTA
NSTA is seeking field editors for The Science Teacher and
for the Journal of College Science Teaching. Click below
to learn more:
The Science Teacher: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/tstfead.pdf
Journal of College Science Teaching: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-05/jcst.htm
Meet Author Mia Posada!
The award-winning author of Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright
and Dandelions: Stars in the Grass takes your questions throughout
the month of May.
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Safety in the
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