Archive for September, 2013

Get Real Competition – Win Devices for the Classroom

The CK-12 Foundation is holding it’s Get Real Competition where students are challenged to Explain Concepts using Real World Applications and have the opportunity to Win Devices for the classroom. Here is one of last year’s winners. Submissions are being accepted until November 26, 2013 so get your students started today for a chance to […]

Reading and Writing in the Science Classroom: Secondary Edition

Do your students struggle with reading and writing in the context of science?  Would you like to learn easy and fun strategies to incorporate meaningful reading and writing into your science classroom? Join us on September 30, 2013 from 9:00-4:00 for Reading and Writing in the Science Classroom: Secondary Edition (FA1327871) Register online by September […]

Bring Your Own Device

Are you wondering how cell phones and tablets might be integrated into the curriculum? Come learn how students devices can add engagement and rigor to the science classroom.  Whether your district furnished the devices or your students bring them as part of a BYOD policy devices can be used to ramp up your curriculum and […]

Free Climate Education Webinar from ClimateChangeLIVE

Retrieved from NSTA Express. Make climate learning an adventure in your classroom this school year! ClimateChangeLIVE, a series of free webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources, will give you climate teaching tools—including a large collection of science-based, climate education resources and programs gathered from 17 federal agencies and nonprofit organizations. Don’t miss the kickoff […]

October 1 – Engineering is Elementary (EiE): Earth Materials

EiE Earth Materials introduces students to materials engineering.  Science concepts related to earth materials are reinforced as students learn about properties of earth material mixtures and engage in an engineering design challenge focused on designing mortar for a wall. SIGN UP NOW: EiE – A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls Date: October 1, 2013 Workshop ID: […]

Additional Formative Assessment Videos

What did you think of last week’s video using probes from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science. Check out the following video to see how students interact with this probe and one another using Edmodo. Visit theMAXclass YouTube Channel for additional probes and other ideas. Are you wondering what other formative assessment strategies you can use […]

What’s the Temperature?

Are you teaching your students about the boiling point of water? Use this video, adapted from Page Keeley’s “Boiling Time and Temperature” Assessment Probe, to elicit student understanding of this concept.

Prepare for National Chemistry Week with a free Web Seminar September 19

NSTA and the American Chemical Society are getting ready to celebrate National Chemistry Week, October 20–26, 2013. Teachers can join in the fun by logging on to a free web seminar on September 19, 5:30 p.m. CT, to learn about activities and resources that make chemistry relevant to students’ everyday lives. Participants will discover demonstrations, […]

NGSS Web Seminars from NSTA – Starts September 10

NSTA is pleased to continue its series of informative, interactive, and FREE web seminars exploring the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). On September 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET, Joe Krajcik—a writer for both the NRC Framework and NGSS—kicks off the next series on disciplinary core ideas with a web seminar on Matter and Its Interactions. […]