THE HUMAN BODY
In increasing numbers, our nation's children are suffering from
obesity. One news story follows another on the subject; between
news stories, however, ads for fat-laden fast-food products vie
for our attention. If this paradox in our society leaves adults
overwhelmed, imagine its effects on children. Students need to learn
to take responsibility for their actions and respect and nurture
their bodies. Understanding the importance of good nutrition and
the workings of the human body are important steps. This issue of
Science Class provides news stories, SciLinks, journal
articles, and books that can help you teach your students that knowledge
paired with personal action is a powerful combination that can enhance
Nutrition, and the Human Body
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest
for national news for science educators).
This month’s news articles spotlight a new study that discusses
how important it is to eat certain foods and new health initiatives
by government officials. To learn more, visit
Nutrition, and the Human Body
In this month's elementary journal, Science and Children,
NSTA members can read "Fat Finders." The link to that
article is http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=51714.
For the complete March Science and Children Table of Contents,
SciLinks® is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online
content chosen to augment printed articles and books. It does so
through keywords; the keyword for this issue is
Human Body: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=92635621103310661011
Journal Articles on Health, Nutrition, and
the Human Body
The archives of Science and Children contain several articles
related to health, nutrition, and the human body.
Click here to read more:
To read about Health,
Nutrition, and the Human Body in NSTA Press® and
NSTA Recommends books, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-03/books_elementary.htm.
To read about the newest titles available from NSTA Press, visit
To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level,
Some Educators, Tagging Is "It"
A recent article in eSchool News explains
how a new way to find and store information online has implications
for schools and teachers.
Click here to read more:
Knows No National Borders
Gene Carter, executive director of the Association
for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), writes about
how the education needs and goals of other countries are not dissimilar
to our own. In his February column, "Is It Good for the Kids?",
Carter writes, "We have much to do to shore up our educational
systems and to ensure that our children can compete globally in
the future. We have many great examples of increasing international
understanding and cooperation that we can follow. But as educators,
we must start with ourselves, expanding the scope of our knowledge
and then passing it on to our students."
To read more, visit http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.ef397d712ea0a4a0a89ad324d3108a0c/
MythBusters to Headline President’s Banquet at NSTA’s
National Conference, April 6-9
Myths, urban legends, old wives’ tales...
How can one be sure what’s fact and what’s fiction?
NSTA is pleased to announce that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman,
co-hosts of Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters series,
will speak at the President’s Annual Banquet at NSTA’s
Anaheim Conference on Saturday, April 8. And that’s live
and in person! The hugely popular duo takes on three myths each
week using modern-day science to show viewers what's real and
what's fiction. And they do more than explain how something may
or may not be scientifically possible: Through trial and error,
they actually demonstrate it.
Tickets are required for the 7 p.m. banquet, and
they may be purchased when you register at http://www.nsta.org/anaheim
or on-site (if still available). Don’t miss this event!
Outstanding Science Trade Books
Since 1973, NSTA and the Children’s Book Council
(CBC) have established the criteria for the highest-quality and
most engaging, scientifically-accurate publications for children.
The titles for each year’s list are selected by a book review
panel appointed by NSTA and assembled in cooperation with the
CBC. To learn more about the CBC, visit http://www.cbcbooks.org.
To read the complete list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for
Students K–12, which were selected from books published
in 2005, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=51699.
The following NSTA Symposia will take place at the
National Conference on Science Education in Anaheim, California,
April 6–9, 2006:
Planets, Life, and the Universe, presented by NASA
for the Journey to Space: Energy, presented by NASA
Ecosystems, presented by NOAA
Stop Faking It!, presented by NSTA Press author Bill Robertson
Student Ideas in Science, presented by NSTA Press authors
Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, and Lynn Farrin
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. To view the first column, visit http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_and_children.php?category_ID=86&news_story_ID=50933.
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.
Science and Children (grades preK5) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
Teachers at the Early Years Blog are already discussing how they
resolved their Critter Jitter concerns. To join in, visit http://science.nsta.org/earlyyearsblog/comments.aspx?blogid=1&articleid=49.
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