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In this issue, the elementary edition of Science Class
focuses on Plants—Tools
for Inquiry. This
theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles.
To view the middle level version featuring Partnerships,
to view the high school version featuring Successful
Community Collaborations, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-04/member_high.htm.
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As winter releases its grip and evidence of spring is everywhere,
use the opportunities around you to inspire even your youngest students'
curiosity about how things grow. This issue is filled with fresh
ideas for teaching with and caring for plants in the classroom.
Plants in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Stories selected for this issue provide details on new research
into the study of plants. Visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-04/news_stories_elementary.htm
to learn more.
on the Net
In this month's elementary journal, Science and Children,
NSTA members can read "Planting the Spirit of Inquiry."
The link to that article is http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=sc&n=50418.
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
Scientific Inquiry: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263562110441055
Articles on Plants
The following NSTA journal articles provide examples of how teachers
use their lessons on plants as tools for inquiry.
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The NSTA Science Store and catalogs offer NSTA Press books and
other outstanding titles for science educators. Selections for this
issue are grade appropriate and were chosen for their relevance
to this month's theme: Plants—Tools for Inquiry. Click here
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How Do the New Teachers Measure Up? (The
Christian Science Monitor)
The "high-aptitude" women who once chose
to teach are no longer filling America's classrooms, a study suggests.
As exam time approaches, countries around the world
report different trends. Discover how the competitive nature of
exams are driving many students in India to seek memory enhancers,
even though the effectiveness of such "aids" are in dispute.
Pop the Magic Pill (The Times
Bringing Vetted Websites to Your Classroom
Use SciLinks, NSTA's premier internet technology
product, to harness the resources of the internet.
Call for Papers
Science and Children (Grades preK5) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
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