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Countdown to the NSTA Early Bird Deadline

The national meeting of the National Science Teachers Association is in Atlanta this year (we’ve had a regional meeting before, but not the national). This is an outstanding opportunity for science teachers. 49 more words


Register for NSTA and Win Tickets

If you have been thinking about registering for the NATIONAL NSTA conference that’s going to be here in Atlanta this March, now’s the time. Apparently they are hoping to draw people in with a drawing. 35 more words

NSTA National Conference

What Can They Really Understand?

I’ve always wondered about doing science “experiments,” like the good old homemade volcano, with young children, Pre-K’s and kindergartners. After a week or two (let alone a few months) how much will they remember? 306 more words

Professional Development


National Science Teachers Association provides a great deal of books, journals, and other resources for science teachers. These may be used to enhance knowledge or provide ideas for enriching activities or lessons to implement into classes. 464 more words

Classroom Management

March Update

March saw us very busy on the weekends – so much so that we only decluttered 16 items this month.

Long weekend #1
On a positive – we took a 4 day trip to the opposite coast to visit our kiddo.   223 more words


Do It Yourselves NGSS Planning Guide: Resources for Building an NGSS Aligned Curriculum

In an earlier post, I reviewed an excellent free resource from the National Research Council that addressed the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and surveyed some of the stumbling blocks to a seamless and effective transition from earlier standards and curricula to the new curricula, largely teacher developed, that the NGSS requires. 1,439 more words

Crime Scene Soil Investigation

This article “Crime Scene Soil Investigation,” in the NSTA journal Science and Children by Cynthia Deaton and Sarah Simms, is about having students learn through mobile learning. 293 more words

Earth Science