This issue the middle level 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
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FREE FOR ALL
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.
for All in the News
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 Middle Level Teachers
Use these free resources to develop your teaching strategies for
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Resources for Teachers of Science
Enrich your teaching materials and strategies with the following
free resources and opportunities.
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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.
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.
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"
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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