From David Letterman
to Education Week, NSTA’s student science competitions garnered
national attention last week. Three top winners of the Craftsman/NSTA
Young Inventors Awards program--Christopher Godoy, from Tucson,
AZ; Renee Steinberg, from Brooklyn, NY; and Alyson Wong, from San
Francisco, CA.--were special guests on the “Late Show with David
Letterman” Thursday, June 24. The students demonstrated their winning
tools and spent nearly 10 minutes talking with Mr. Letterman about
their inventions and the Young Inventors program.
ExploraVision Awards Program was featured in a full-page story in
the June 23 edition of Education Week. The story highlighted
the top winning technologies envisioned by students, including the
E. Colocator Gloves, an idea submitted by eighth-grade students
from John Burroughs School in St Louis. These special gloves alert
meat handlers to harmful bacteria by changing color, preventing
tainted meat from getting into the food supply. The winning students
were recently in Washington, D.C., to receive their awards, which
included $5,000 and $10,000 savings bonds. To read the story, go
(free registration required)
the Young Inventors program through its Craftsman® tools brand.
For information about the 2005 program, go to http://www.nsta.org/programs/craftsman.
The Toshiba Corporation, the Toshiba America Group Companies, and
the Toshiba America Foundation sponsor ExploraVision. For more information
on the 2005 program, go to http://www.exploravision.org. Both programs
are administered by NSTA.
Free Online Publication from the Eisenhower Consortia & ENC
Mathematics and Science Consortia and Clearinghouse Network is producing
a series of Lessons Learned reports from its 12 years of work in
mathematics and science reform. The first publication, What Experience
Has Taught Us About Collaboration, is completed and available for
free. The report looks at how collaboration is characterized in
the literature, presents strategies and steps for building effective
collaborative relationships, and explores several "deep structure"
issues that represent barriers to collaborative work. Click here
to download a PDF copy of the report: http://www.mathsciencenetwork.org/collaboration.pdf.
for Grant Money This Summer?
Do you need
funding for a special classroom project next fall? There is money
out there, and summertime is a great time to find out where it is—and
how you can get it. Let NSTA
help—Check out this list of grant resources http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_06_28_extra.htm
to get you the funding you need.
NSTA Books on Your Summer Reading List
for some summer reading material? Tired of the beach books already?
Look to NSTA!
Here are the top 10 books sold through the NSTA Science Store. For
more information, to order any of these publications, or see our
many other titles, visit http://store.nsta.org.
- NSTA Pathways
to the Science Standards (Elementary): http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB124X
- Atlas of
Science Literacy: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PA001X
Assessment in the Science Classroom: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB172X
- Inquire Within:
Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=OP776X
- Stop Faking
It! Force and Motion: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB169X1
- Stop Faking
It! Energy: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB169X2
Science and the Science of Learning: Science Educators' Essay
- Help! I'm
Teaching Middle School Science: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=pb170x
- Stop Faking
It! Light: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB169X3
& Assessing Science Process Skills: http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=OP257X2
Save BIG with Earlybird Registrations for
Indy, Seattle, and Richmond—NSTA’s Fall Conventions!
Sept. 17 may
seem very far away, but it’s your deadline for maximum registration
discounts on NSTA’s
Indianapolis fall convention (Nov. 4-6). So start thinking about
funding support to attend NOW (and check out NSTA’s
suggestions, the convention agenda, and the persuasive Personal
Scheduler by going to http://www.nsta.org/convtips).
Join a community of learners “Racing Toward Excellence” at the Indianapolis
event, with professional development content available through short
courses, workshops, and presentations in four important areas:
Assessment and Evaluation, Technology, Literacy, and Science Outside
the Box. If the northwest or the southeast is your neighborhood,
browse the agendas and register at best earlybird rates for the
Seattle convention (Nov. 18-20) and/or Richmond (Dec. 2-4): http://www.nsta.org/conventions.
the Latest Job Opportunities in the NSTA Career Center http://careers.nsta.org
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and want to join? Visit https://ecommerce.nsta.org/membership/apply.asp!
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