In this issue, the elementary edition of Science
Class will focus on Science
& Literature Connections.
This theme will be
supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.
To view the middle level and high school versions of Science
Class, please click on the links to your left.
SCIENCE & LITERATURE
As an elementary teacher, you often have to teach all things to
all students. Why not have the memorable characters in today's popular
stories help you bring science to life? Many teachers find that
teaching science through the use of children's literature is an
effective way to lead students to enduring understandings of important
science concepts. This issue presents many ideas for interdisciplinary
lessons involving science and literature. Read on!
Science & Literature in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Teachers learn how to connect science and literature in creative
ways through the use of furry creatures.
Click here to read the article in The Tennessean:
& Literature on the Net
In this month's elementary journal, Science and Children,
NSTA members read "Harry Potter and the Dichotomous Key."
The link to that article is:
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen for selected keywords. The keyword from "Harry Potter
and the Dichotomous Key" is:
Articles on Science & Literature
The following NSTA journal articles provide you with some ideas
using science and literature connections.
Click here to read more:
on Science & Literature
Click here to view the list of books dealing with science and literature:
Click here to view the list of new books from NSTA Press:
As your school year really gets under way, you may become overwhelmed
with keeping up with what goes on in your classroom. Dealing with
your own professional development issues can take a back seat to
more pressing demands. New teachers may even wonder exactly what
professional development is and what it means to them. In The
Lingo of Learning, Alan Colburn defines professional development
and professional development schools.
Click here to read the excerpt on professional development:
Click here to read the excerpt on professional development schools:
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Before You Mark Your Own
This month we show you how to get the most from the NSTA online
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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/2003-10/sc.htm
NSTA Book Club
The NSTA book club is the perfect complement to lessons about seasons,
life cycles, or plants. This months book club meeting features
writing prompts, activities, discussions, giveaways, and the opportunity
to chat with Pumpkin
Circle author George Levenson online. Full details are available
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