In this issue, the elementary edition of Science
Class focuses on Managing
This theme is 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
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MANAGING HANDS-ON MATERIALS
Summer can be the key to your success in finally gaining control
of the hands-on materials that can dominate your time and energy.
By planning ahead and really organizing materials based on how your
students will be using them, you will be free to spend more time
teaching the science concepts you want your students to learn. In
this issue, read how one teacher turns her classroom into a forest,
how some students are conquering backyard labs, and whether materials
resource centers may be right for you.
Managing Hands-on Materials in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Children Experiment in Backyard Lab (The News & Observer)
A teacher demonstrates her passion for teaching science through
a unique program that provides hands-on activities for preschool
to middle school-age students.
Click here to read more:
Hands-on Materials on the Net
In this month's elementary journal, Science & Children,
NSTA members read "Is a Materials Resource Center Right for
You?" The link to that article is:
Articles on Managing Hands-on Materials
Read how other elementary teachers worked science into their curriculum
through careful managing of their hands-on resources:
Juliana Texley, lead reviewer for NSTA Recommends, invites you
to join the NSTA Reading Club. Click here for some great reading
suggestions and to learn more:
NSTA has put together a catalog of the latest books for the elementary
teacher to make your summer reading worthwhile. To view the catalog,
To order any of the items in the catalog, visit: http://store.nsta.org.
The professional learning plan from the Eisenhower
National Clearinghouse details 15 effective strategies for professional
development. The first two strategies involve Immersion into Inquiry
in Science and Immersion into the World of Scientists. (Eisenhower
Click here to read more:
Managing Your Membership
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more about managing your NSTA membership online or to get information
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Science & Children (Grades PreK5) has issued this
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