This issue of the elementary
edition of Science Class features the theme
Free for All
and provides more than
60 free online opportunities teachers can use to get ready for
next year. Please tell us what you think of the issue, or give
us suggestions for additional free resources for teachers, by
using the Feedback link on the left of Science Class or
by sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com.
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You'll appreciate the many free opportunities in this issue ranging
from online publications and activities to catalogs of books,
as well as science competitions and professional development workshops.
All in the
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
Free and Fee-Based Online Science Resources for the K-12
Community (Information Today, Inc.)
This article will aid you in your continuing quest to develop
stimulating additions to traditional K–12+ science curricula.
An Online Resource Room Introduces a World of Books (and
the Authors Who Create Them) (New York Times)
Opportunities for Elementary Teachers
Whether you are an elementary science teacher or an elementary
teacher who also teaches science, these free resources can help you
develop your teaching strategies for next year.
Click here to learn more:
Resources for Teachers of Science
Enrich your teaching materials and strategies with the following
free resources and opportunities.
Click here to read more:
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) serves as
a resource for professional development guidelines. Access this
information at http://www.enc.org/professional.
But act quickly because ENC has lost its federal funding, and its
free resources won't be free for much longer.
Facing the Future: People and the Planet, a
Seattle-based not-for-profit organization founded in 1995, educates
teachers, students, and the public about the interconnected issues
of the environment, population, poverty and equity, consumption, and
peace and conflict. They strive to achieve their mission by
researching and writing proven global issues and sustainability
curriculum materials that meet educational standards, encouraging
and supporting the participation of students and the public in
action and service learning projects, and delivering educational
resources through local, national, and international educator
conferences, school district in-services, university preservices,
their award-winning websites, and strategic partnerships. Facing
the Future's website ,http://www.teacherscorner.org,
includes extensive a free curriculum for teaching about global
issues and solutions. Access a service-learning project database to
bring global issues alive through action at http://www.creativeaction.org/service_learning.htm.
Looking for FREE Stuff? NSTA
Reports' Teachers' Grab Bag Is Online
Well, you've just hit the jackpot. NSTA Reports'
ever-popular column—Teachers' Grab Bag—is on the web. NSTA
Reports is NSTA's source of news and information for and about
science education, published six times a year for NSTA members only.
Check out http://www.nsta.org/resourcesgrabbag,
where you can find hundreds of free and almost free items such as
videos, publications, CD-ROMs, lab kits, and more.
Science and Children and NSTA have
established an online blog devoted to early childhood science (see
Here you’ll find teaching advice, management tips, favorite
resources, and activity ideas specifically for teachers grades
preK–2. The blog accompanies Science and Children’s column
The Early Years, which will debut in the magazine in September 2005.
Highlights from the online conversations will appear in the print
column. Teachers who post a comment that gets chosen for publication
in S&C will receive one free book from
a select group of NSTA Press publications.
Did you know that you can access a chapter of each new
NSTA Press book online for free? Visit http://store.nsta.org/showMultipleItems.asp?category=62,
and click on the book of your choice. Scroll down to the NSTA Press
logo, and click on the "Read a sample in PDF format" link.
NSTA's new online resource, SciGuides, will transform
the way you use the internet to plan and provide science instruction
to your K–12 students. SciGuides will enable you to quickly and
easily locate targeted science content information and teaching
resources from NSTA-approved websites and will provide instructional
tools and strategies to put them into practice. For more information
and a sample SciGuide, visit http://sciguides.nsta.org/default.aspx.
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