Science and Children Call for Papers

Science and Children (S&C) is planning to cover the following topics in the upcoming year, but we can’t do it without you. Send us your manuscripts! Don’t be intimidated by the idea of writing for a professional journal. S&C editors are here to help you every step of the way.

Changing Earth
(deadline for submissions November 1, 2005)
We live on a dynamic planet. Tsunamis and hurricanes change the geography of the Earth while earthquakes and plate tectonics remind us of the active world beneath our feet. Send us your creative and effective lessons that teach students about our changing planet.

Animal Characteristics and Habitats
(deadline for submissions December 1, 2005)
Few things are as motivating and memorable as animals in the classroom. But often the educational value is minimal or safety concerns preclude animals at all. Do you have creative and safe ways to incorporate animals in the classroom? Tell us! Your colleagues are waiting.

Don’t see a topic you’re interested in? There’s always a need for original manuscripts on these topics:

The Fine Print

All manuscripts should describe lessons that have been tested in elementary classrooms and should contain enough detail so that other teachers can repeat the experience in their own classrooms.

Limited to 2,000 words, manuscripts should include information about how learning was assessed in the lesson and which specific National Science Education Standard the material addresses. Samples of student work produced through the lessons are encouraged, as are figures, sidebars, and accompanying photographs.

Authors may also submit shorter pieces (1,000–1,500 words) for consideration in one of S&C’s columns:

Samples of each columns for review are available at Manuscript Guidelines can be found online at Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at Once at the site, follow the steps for New Author Registration.
For more information, contact field editor Chris Ohana at or managing editor Monica Zerry at