science curriculum

Get Ready for NextGen Science

New national standards promise to revolutionize the content area.

Wisconsin Students Are Living and Learning Science

This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.

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The Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards, based on the Framework for K12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council, are now available. Download a printer-friendly version here or click on the videos to learn more. An interactive version will be available soon.

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Interactive Science Resources

From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.

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National Science Teachers Association 2013 National Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

NSTA Statement on Release of Second Public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement last week regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

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Governor, Educators, Business Leaders Agree: Grow Iowa's Economy by Growing STEM Education

Growing Iowa’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education will grow Iowa’s economy. That was the message at a STEM town hall meeting on the University of Northern Iowa campus Tuesday.

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STEM Learning Studios Continue to Sprout

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is expanding beyond Maryland.

Year One of Texas Textbook Adoption Freedom

The 2011-2012 school year marked the first time in decades that Texas school districts could purchase instructional materials without approval by the state board of education.