Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing more than 19 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy and synonyms in several languages, noted information from the NSTA
. my Avibase, a new feature, provides tools for planning the next birding trip and managing personal checklists.
"We know that science levels the playing field in a classroom where students can do scientific investigations together," says Terry Shanahan, program coordinator of this year's NSTA
conference and a lecturer at the University of California Irvine School of Education.
As iPads and other tablet computers have become more prevalent in the classroom, the need to provide teachers with relevant, high-quality content in an interactive, easy-to-navigate package has become more important, said David Beacom, publisher and associate executive director at NSTA
. Our eBooks+ combine the best of traditional books and interactive media, offering a dynamic, media-rich experience for science teachers.
During the conference I had the opportunity to meet the President of the NSTA
, Bill Bladders (2nd left), and the Chair of the Association for Science Education (ASE) from the UK, Pete Robinson (far right, next to ASE CEO Annette Smith).
Burton had demonstrated his lesson during last year's NSTA
conference and then wrote an article about the experiment for the NSTA
Pratt, science education consultant and former president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA
), presents this official handbook for teachers and administrators in applying the Next Generation Science Standards, a recent set of educational standards to be adopted by some states.
attendees will find NASA and Ten80 Education hands-on activities at the TI booth and free online at TI's Activities Exchange.
"We are thrilled with the 'Educate to Innovate' campaign," said Jodi Peterson, NSTA
's assistant executive director for legislative and public affairs.
Teacher notes also give detailed information on related ideas in the National Standards, review related research on the science concepts, and list related NSTA
publications, SciGuides, SciPacks, Science Objects, and curriculum topic study guides.
Administered by the National SCience Teachers Association (NSTA
), Toyota Tapestry grants recognize outstanding K-12 teachers who demonstrate excellence and creativity in science education by engaging students in innovative science classroom projects.
teachers to receive the grant on March 27 at the NSTA
National Conference on Science Education in Boston.
A publication of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA
), "More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books To Guide Inquiry, K-4" is the collaborative work of Karen Ansberry (a classroom teacher and science curriculum coordinator for grades 5 and 6, Mason City Schools, Ohio) and Emily Morgan (science consultant for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, Ohio).