When asked about technology, most students are likely to first
think of their computers, the internet, or their iPods. But people
have been inventing, innovating, and changing to meet their needs
since the beginning of civilization. Students need to think of technology
not only as computers and other modern inventions, but also as a
significant factor in all aspects of society from communication
to agriculture to construction. This issue provides you with examples
of how some of your colleagues are teaching their students about
technology and how new technological breakthroughs are making the
Design in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
Technologies developed by scientists and students are discussed
in this month’s news stories.
to learn more.
Design on the Web
In this month's middle-level journal, Science Scope, NSTA
members can read "The CSI Effect: Changing the Face of Science"
For the complete Science Scope November 2006 Illustrated
Table of Contents, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=52816.
Journal Articles on Technological
Read these articles from the NSTA journal archives for ideas on
how technological design can have an impact on your classroom.
Click here to learn more:
To read about Technological Design in NSTA Press® and NSTA
Recommends® books, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-11/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 through
March 2007. Topics include: nutrition and food safety, the Moon,
Mars exploration, plate tectonics, the ocean's role in weather
and climate, living and working in space, force and motion, energy,
and the International Polar Year! To learn more or to register,
The following NSTA Symposia are scheduled to take
place at the Western Area Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah,
December 7-9, 2006:
Fragile Ice, presented by NSF, NASA, and NOAA
Stop Faking It!, presented by NSTA Press author Bill Robertson
Yale and Publishers Launch “Online Access to Research in
the Environment” for Global Access to Critical Environmental
To help reduce great disparities in scientific resources,
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University,
and leading science and technology publishers today launch a new
collaborative initiative to make global research in the environmental
sciences available online to scientists, researchers, and policy
makers in the developing world for free or at nominal cost.
To read more, visit http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/06-10-30-05.all.html
Science Scope (grades 69) has issued
a Call for Papers on selected topics. Click here to read more:
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