"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the
human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation
of the brain unfolding to success," wrote Serbian-American
inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist Nicola Tesla, who received
many patents, including one for wireless communications and one
for fluorescent lights. Through creative projects that encourage
students to look at concepts from different perspectives, teachers
today can provide their students with opportunities to feel the
thrill that Tesla describes. In this issue, read about the creative
ventures your colleagues have undertaken with the hope that students
will benefit when the lines between art and science blend.
Connections in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
This month’s news stories discuss creative projects that
integrate science and art.
to learn more.
Connections on the Web
In this month's elementary-level journal, Science Scope,
NSTA members can read "Adapting to the Deep Sea,” which
includes a fun activity with bioluminescence, at http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=ss&n=52197.
To read the Editor's Roundtable on Creative Connections, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=ss&n=52211.
For the complete Science Scope Summer 2006 Table of Contents,
Journal Articles on Creative Connections
These articles show how different middle-school teachers tap their
students' creativity to teach them science.
Click here to learn more:
To read about Creative Connections in NSTA Press® and NSTA
Recommends® books, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-07/books_middle.htm.
To read about the newest titles available from NSTA Press, visit
To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level,
Panel of K-12 Leaders Backs Weighted-Student Method of Funding
"A diverse group of leaders in K–12 education
policy are advocating a dramatic change in the way schools are
financed, saying they should receive money based on the number
and types of students they serve and that principals should determine
teacher pay, professional development, and many other matters
currently set by districts." (Education Week) To read more,
According to BBC News, "the world's
top scientists have joined forces to call for 'evidence-based'
teaching of evolution in schools."
Click here to read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5098608.stm.
Visit the NSTA SciGuides site at http://sciguides.nsta.org/internet/default.aspx
for some concise advice on "How Can I Use the Internet in
My Classroom?" Check out the valuable resources, grant information,
and research on technology in the classroom.
NSTA SciGuides provide a multimedia demonstration
that shows you how these grade-appropriate, Standards-aligned
websites can help you bring effective internet resources into
your classroom. To access the demonstration, visit http://sciguides.nsta.org/demo/index.html.
Science Scope (grades 69) has issued
a Call for Papers on selected topics. Click here to read more:
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