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In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class will focus on Engage Your Students! Each theme will be supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.

To view the elementary and middle level versions of Science Class, please click on the links to your left.

ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS!

Engaging your students in science can be a daunting task or an exciting adventure. No matter how you look at it, you can encourage your students to take ownership of material and become problem solvers. For instance, you can have your students participate in a hands-on project in the classroom or encourage them to use their inquiry and problem-solving skills through participation in an international science competition.

This month's issue of Science Class can help you learn of several resources to engage your students in science.

Engage Your Students in the News

How can you engage your students in the field of science? Read this article from The Tennessean for some exciting and creative ideas.

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.

Click here to read the latest:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-09/news_stories_high.htm

Engage Your Students on the Net

SciLinks is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen for selected keywords. In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "The Tablecloth Trick, Take II." The link to that article is:

http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=48539

The keyword from that article is:

Friction: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569910991033

NSTA Articles on Engage Your Students

The following journal articles provide you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities to engage your students.

Click here to read more:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-09/high_school.htm

Books to Engage Your Students

Click here to view the list of books that will engage your students:

:http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-09/books_high.htm


Professional Development

As another school year begins, we are mindful that teachers are struggling with countless challenges. For many, the greatest challenge stems from the No Child Left Behind Act. The August issue of Education Week discusses the particulars of the act and what they mean to you.

To learn more, click here:

http://www.edweek.org/context/topics/issuespage.cfm?id=59

NSTA Opportunities

Write for NSTA's Journals

NSTA members want to read about your teaching experiences. To find out more, visit:

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-09/tst.htm

Next Month's Theme:

Eye-Opening Technology


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