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In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class focuses on Science and Art. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, books, and NSTA journal articles.

If you are not a member of NSTA, then you receive the high school version of Science Class as a default.

To view the elementary version, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/member_elementary.htm, and to view the middle level version, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/member_middle.htm. 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/2005-01/member_high.htm.

SCIENCE AND ART

Scientists and artists share an important trait; both carefully observe the world and try to make sense of it, often in original ways. Unsurprisingly, then, they also find the world a wondrous place. You can help your students develop critical observational skills by bringing art into your classroom. Foster students' curiosity and you just might lead them to deeper levels of understanding of the world around them. In this issue, read how some teachers are reaping the benefits of blending art and science in the classroom.

Science and Art on the Net

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "Earth View, Art View." The link to that article is:

http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_teacher.php?news_story_ID=50082

NSTA Articles on Science and Art

The following NSTA journal articles provide examples of how science and art can be combined into worthwhile interdisciplinary lessons.

Click here to read more:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/high_school.htm

Books, Books, Books

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 issue—Science and Art. Click here for recommended titles:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/books_high.htm

To read about the newest titles available from NSTA press, visit:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/newbookshigh.htm

To receive the latest NSTA Catalog for your specific grade level, visit:

http://ecommerce.nsta.org/catalog_signup


Professional Development

American eighth graders—especially African American students—showed significant gains in both science and math over the last 10 years, while scores for U.S. fourth graders remained relatively flat in both subjects, says the 2003 Trends in International Math and Science Study—commonly known as TIMSS. Read the TIMSS At-A-Glance at http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/TIMSS_Glance.htm, the NSTA press release at http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/press.htm, or go to http://www.timss.org.

Global Science Teaching

India's Troubling Truants: Teachers (The Christian Science Monitor)

This article highlights the effects of a problem in many countries—teachers who do not report to work.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1220/p01s03-wosc.html

NSTA Opportunities

The Science Teacher is looking for Good Questions!

The Science Teacher, NSTA's journal for secondary science teachers, invites teachers to submit questions for the journal's "Ask the Experts" department. Previous questions include, "Why does the Moon appear larger in winter?" or "Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of its container?" Questions can come from teachers or students. Teachers who submit questions that are published will receive a gift certificate to the NSTA Science Store. To submit questions, e-mail department editor Marc Rosner at MARosner@aol.com.

Write for NSTA's Journals

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) has issued a Call for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:

http://www.nsta.org/420

The NSTA Online Convention Scheduler

Convention-goers can make the most of their time at the convention in Dallas with NSTA’s improved online convention scheduler.

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/www.pdf

Next Month's Theme:

Our Place in the Universe


NSTA is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! To find out more about the history of NSTA, visit our online timeline at: http://www.nsta.org/timeline.

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