As the school year really gets underway, you may be looking for
new ways to better your own teaching practices. This issue of Science
Class provides you with ideas for how to improve your students'
powers of observation, reading comprehension, ability to conduct
inquiry, and other skills that are critical to success in the science
Practice in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
Two articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer discuss efforts that
can benefit teachers.
to learn more.
Practice on the Web
In this month's middle-level journal, Science Scope, NSTA
members can read "A Change in Seasons: Increasing Student Observation
Skills" at http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=ss&n=52471.
For the complete Science Scope September 2006 Illustrated
Table of Contents, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=52439.
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
Developing Classroom Activities:
Journal Articles on Improving Practice
Read these articles from the NSTA journal archives for ideas on
new ideas on improving classroom practices.
Click here to learn more:
To read about Improving Practice in NSTA Press® and NSTA Recommends®
books, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-09/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,
A new series of NSTA Web Seminars is scheduled between
September 2006 and March 2007. Topics include: nutrition and food
safety, the Moon, the ocean's role in weather and climate, living
and working in space, force and motion, energy, and the International
To learn more or to register, visit http://institute.nsta.org/web_seminars.asp.
The following NSTA Symposia are scheduled to take
place at the Midwestern Area Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, October
and Motion: Stop Faking It!, presented by NSTA Press author
Exploration, presented by NASA
Eager to add a global element to your classes while
still fulfilling your state's required standards? Global Connections
and Exchange (GCE), a program sponsored by the U.S. Department
of State, can provide you with an easy way to do just that! GCE
is made possible through support and funding from the U.S. State
Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is
a part of iEARN-USA's BRIDGE project which is committed to connecting
students and teachers in the United States to those in countries
with significant Muslim populations. Through a variety of short-term
or long-term technology-based projects, your classes can connect
directly with classrooms in Central Asia, thereby exposing your
students to new cultures and perspectives. For more information,
Science Scope (grades 69) has issued
a Call for Papers on selected topics. Click here to read more:
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