celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! To find out more
about the history of NSTA, visit: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-10/publisher60.pdf
In this issue, the high school edition of Science
Class focuses on Food
theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.
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If you are trying to capture your teenage students' attention,
you need to know what's on their minds. Among other things, they
think about foodoften! What better way to gain their interest
than to talk about something they are already thinking about? As
they listen to you talk about popcorn and french fries, they might
be surprised to learn some science at the same time.
Food Science in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Recipe for Professional Development: FDA/NSTA Host Teacher
Workshop (NSTA News)
A partnership between NSTA and the Food and Drug Administration
enables educators to participate in various activities to learn
about food science.
Science on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members read "Biology of Food." The link to that
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen for printed articles and books. It does so through keywords;
the keyword from this issue is:
Food Pyramid: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569911221044
and Our Food Supply
This exciting new curriculum, sponsored jointly by the National
Science Teachers Association and the Food and Drug Administration,
comes complete with separate guides for middle level and high school
science teachers, and includes an interactive video, "Dr. X
and the Quest for Food Safety" and the comprehensive "Food
Safety A to Z Reference Guide." Click here to learn more about
ordering a free curriculum kit: http://www.nsta.org/288.
Articles on Food Science
The following NSTA journal articles provide you with fresh ideas
for teaching food science to your high school students.
Click here to read more:
The NSTA Science Store and catalogs offer NSTA Press books and
other outstanding titles for science educators. Selections for this
issue are grade appropriate and were chosen for their relevance
to the theme of this
issueFood Science. Click here for this issue's recommended
To receive the latest NSTA Catalog for your specific grade level,
"Does anyone worry these days about teachers
aspirationstheir professional dreams and expectations for
themselves?" Read "Teachers of Ambition, " James
M. Banner, Jr.'s piece in Education Weekly.
The International Task Force
NSTA President Anne Tweed has established the International
Task Force, led by Dr. Michael Padilla, President elect. It is the
charge of the task force to investigate and recommend a strategic
plan in support of an enhanced international role for NSTA.
To learn more, visit: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-10/international.htm
Spaced Out Project
If the Sun was about the size of the famous Lovell
radio dish at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England
(diameter 76m), Pluto would be in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Neptune
in Armagh, Ireland. Read about how schools in the United Kingdom
participate in the Spaced Out project, which aims to create one
of the world's largest scale models of the Solar System.
Write for NSTA's
The Science Teacher (Grades 912) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
Recognizing Outstanding Teachers
NSTA administers several awards that recognize the
professional efforts of science teachers and educators. Click here
to read more about them:
History and Nature of Science
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