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In this issue, the high school edition of Science
Class focuses on the History
& Nature of Science. This
theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.
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HISTORY & NATURE
Today's headlines reveal the important science topics of our time:
Stem cell research, global warming, biological and chemical weapons.
Are today's students prepared to deal with these ideas? Do they
understand the background and history before they make informed
decisions? Students need to learn and apply methods of scientific
thinking as well as grasp the content of your science class. This
issue explores some ways to help students understand the nature
of science and the importance of the scientific enterprise.
History & Nature of Science in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Stories selected for this issue will enable you to explore new
ideas on the history and nature of science.
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& Nature of Science on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members read "The Nature of Science: Always Part of the
Science Story." The link to that article is:
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:
History and Nature of Science: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=92635699111110441011
Articles on the History & Nature of Science
The following NSTA journal articles explore the history and nature
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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
issueHistory & Nature of Science. Click here for this
issue's recommended titles:
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A new study offers guidance to university administrators
and legal counsels, as well as educatorsto help them enhance
diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
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International Task Force Gets Down to Business
President-Elect Michael Padilla is the chair of NSTA's International
Task Force; he has been making the rounds in Washington. He has
been meeting with officials of key organizations in preparation
for the first NSTA task force meeting in Indianapolis on November
6. Padilla met with Joseph Esposito, U.S. Department of Education's
undersecretary for international affairs as well as officials from
NASA/Globe and the National Science Foundation. Padilla also conducted
a teleconference with Alan Farstrup, executive director of the International
Reading Association. His purposes for these meetings were twofold:
to learn of each organization's international activities and to
discuss areas of mutual interest and potential activity.
If you would like to provide suggestions for the task force meeting,
please contact either Michael Padilla at email@example.com
or Frank Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write for NSTA's
The Science Teacher (Grades 912) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
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