CREATE A SCIENCE
Are you already thinking about the new school year? If so, you
are not alone. According to a recent survey by NSTA Express,
many science teachers plan their lessons and activities over the
summer. With a little more time for planning, you can create activities
that generate excitement for science in your students, school, and
community. This issue is full of ideas that have the "buzz
factor." Enjoy your summer and your planning!
a Science Buzz in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
Stories selected for this issue discuss summer science activities.
to read more.
a Science Buzz on the Net
In this month's elementary journal, Science and Children,
NSTA members can read "Take the Eco-Challenge." The link
to that article is http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=50635.
Journal Articles on Creating a Science Buzz
These articles from the NSTA Journal Archives explore materials
resource centers and hands-on materials and tell how to organize
a full-day schoolwide event featuring real-world science. Click
here to read more:
NSTA Press books offer the latest information for science educators.
Selections for this issue are the newest titles that NSTA Press
has to offer and are grade-appropriate choices to help you with
this month's theme: Create a Science Buzz. Click here for this issue's
To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level,
In his article, "Promoting Positivity, Choice,
and Reflection," Marvin Marshall defines three practices
that he thinks can make school a place where teachers and students
want to be. To read what the developer of the Raise Responsibility
System has to say about practicing positive self-talk and sharing
the technique with staff and students, visit http://www.marvinmarshall.com/promoting_positivity.htm.
In the May 26 issue of Education Week, Karen
Diegmueller writes that "education journalists from some
40 countries gathered…in the suburbs of Paris…to share
information and insights about the education systems in one another’s
countries." Read more at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2005/05/26/39fiep_web.h24.html.
and Children (S&C) and NSTA have established a
blog devoted to early childhood science (see http://science.nsta.org/earlyyearsblog).
Here you’ll find teaching advice, management tips, favorite
resources, and activity ideas specifically for teachers of 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.
Use some of your summer time to review the many science teaching
resources that are available on the NSTA website.
Call for Papers
Science and Children (grades preK5) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
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