In this issue, the elementary edition
of Science Class will focus on
Free for All. This issue
features more than 40 free online opportunities teachers
can order, register, or sign up for to get ready for next
year. Please let us know what you think of the issue, or if
you have suggestions for additional free resources for teachers,
by using the Feedback link on the left-hand side of Science
FREE FOR ALL
After spending the past school year teaching your
students everything from chemistry concepts to Newton's laws of
motion, there is no doubt you are ready for a relaxing break during
the summer months. Thoughts of lying by the pool with a cold lemonade
in-hand may fill your mind. The month of July, however, can be the
perfect time to start thinking about the resources you need for
your science class in the fall.
To help you prepare for the new school year, we have decided to
devote the July issue of Science Class to Free for All. In
this special issue, you will find a wealth of free opportunities
ranging from online publications and activities to catalogs of books,
as well as science competitions and professional development workshops.
So, after you've had some fun in the sun, take a moment to point
your web browser to the following resources and start clicking away.
Free for All in the News
Dozens of free opportunities exist for science educators. Teachers,
however, need to know where to find them. Read two articles from
The Washington Post and The Charlotte Observer that
describe how educators can find new sources of funding and free
supplies for their students.
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Click here to read the latest:
Opportunities for Elementary Teachers
Whether you are an elementary science teacher or an elementary
teacher who also teaches science, use these free resources to develop
your teaching strategies for next year.
Click here to learn more:
Resources for Science Teachers
The following free resources are welcome additions to any teacher's
Click here to learn more:
The goal of NSTA's newest initiativeCity Scienceaffects
a tremendous number of urban science teachers. The goal of City
Science is to bolster science teaching and learning in urban schools
by increasing the numbers of urban teachers who are actively engaged
in their profession.
Based on the feedback we received from urban teachers, coupled
with the best research on quality teaching, the City Science program
will provide a host of services and opportunities for urban teachers
that will be tailored to meet their needs.Whether you are an urban
teacher who could benefit from City Science or a teacher who would
like to support City Science, click here to learn more:
Winners of the NSTA Safety Tips
Many teachers sent in their favorite safety tips; each winning
entry will receive a copy of NSTA's Safety in the Elementary
Science Classroom flipchart.. Thank you to everyone
who contributed safety tips. Click here to view the winning entries:
Write for NSTA's Journals
NSTA members want to read about your teaching experiences. To find
out more, visit:
Science & Children (Grades PreK–5) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-07/sc.htm
Join the NSTA Book Club
Our fall theme is books about harvest and the science of fall.
Sign up now and receive free pumpkin seeds to plant now.
For full details, visit http://www.nsta.org/bookclub.
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with our links, please visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-07/member_elementary.htm.
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