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In this issue, the middle level edition of Science Class focuses on Science in the Sun. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles. To view the elementary and high school editions of Science Class, please click on the links at left. If you have any comments about this issue, send them to: enewsletterfeedback@nsta.org.

If you have a text-only browser or are having any difficulties with our links, please visit: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-07/member_middle.htm.


A recent survey in NSTA Express confirmed what we thought all along: Many of our readers spend their summers learning. You learn to become better teachers, to regain your passion for your subject, and to stay at least one step ahead of your students. Others spend time teaching summer school, specialty camps, or even other teachers. Regardless of how you choose to spend your summer vacation, the articles and news stories in this issue reveal some unique ways science teachers spend their time. Read on for inspiration!

Science in the Sun in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit http://www.nsta.org/mainnews for nationwide news for science educators).

Teachers Seize Chances to be Students Again (Education Week)

Teachers nationwide learn new ideas to share with their students in the fall, after taking part in a multitude of professional development programs.

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Science in the Sun on the Net

In this month's middle level journal, Science Scope, NSTA members read "Teaching Photosynthesis." The link to that article is:


NSTA Articles on Science in the Sun

The following NSTA journal articles show you how some teachers deal with science in the sun.

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Books, Books, Books

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 middle level teacher to make your summer reading worthwhile. To view the catalog, click here:


To order any of the items in the catalog, visit: http://store.nsta.org.

Professional Development

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 National Clearinghouse)

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NSTA Opportunities

Managing Your Membership

The Internet allows you to get information when it's most convenient for you. To learn more about managing your NSTA membership online or to get information about joining, visit:


Next Month's Theme:

Global Science Teaching

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