The May/June issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching is now online! In this issue, read how three research institutions collaborated to prepare first- and second-year students for successful research efforts, plus more.
Photosynthesis with M&M's. After learning the photosynthetic equations students put their knowledge to work building the molecules in the equation out of M&M's. Students are also reminded of the Law Conservations of Mass. Link to lesson provided.
The National Science Teachers Association and the International Reading Association invite you to learn more about science and literacy during a special event on Sat., Oct. 18 from 9-2 at the Greater Richmond Conference Center during the NSTA Conference on Science Education. http://www.nsta.org/docs/2014Area1CelebratingLiteracy.pdf Come for all or part of this FREE event to discover outstanding children books, and meet authors who make science come alive.
Ms. Mentor recently answered the following question on the NSTA blog: "Our principal just informed us that the science department budget will be decreased for next year. It’s already bare bones, so my colleagues and I are interested in finding other funding sources such as grants. What do we need to know to get started?" READ her answer --> http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2015/01/14/supplementing-a-budget-decrease/
Earth Science Success, 2nd Edition: 55 Tablet-Ready, Notebook-Based Lessons http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781941316160 New from #NSTA Press, consider this to be your Earth science–teaching survival guide for the tablet age!
Join NSTA for a special Google Hangout On Air on Thursday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET. #NSTA14 Richmond Conference keynote speaker Brendan Mullan (astrobiologist and National Geographic Explorer) will talk to Scientific American blogger Joanne Manaster about his upcoming keynote speech on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the types of 21st-century skills your students will need to become “interstellar archaeologists."…