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Here you will find an array of free resources for you and your classroom. Clicking on the title takes you to the resource described.
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The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers (up to 25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities...
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The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
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"Learn about the wonders of sunsets. After reading """"""""Next Time You See a Sunset-"""""""" participate in these three activities: Sunset O-W-L Chart; Sunset Anticipation Guide; and Changing Shadows. This book is also available for purchase."
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This award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference. This NSTA award is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. Awarded: Annually
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This award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant...
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A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into the...
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Making direct observations of the moon's changing shape throughout the month is an important part of understanding the pattern of moon phases. This journal activity can serve as a way for students to record their observations of the moon over time. The detail in their illustrations are not as...
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Published in 2014
"This PDF has students using a light and foam ball to demonstrate the changing phases of the moon. During the activity, students are encouraged to use scientific terms, like """"""""waxing"""""""" and """"""""waning-"""""""" to describe which phase the ball is in. This modeling activity can be the...
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Published in 2016
NSTA's newest infographic , How Today's Students Learn Science , helps all audiences better understand some of the important shifts of the NGSS. Presented in a fun, comic-book style, it showcases science and engineering practices in action, such as developing models, planning and carrying out...
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Published in 2013
This article describes the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they will be used to further education in earth sciences. 
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The Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award will recognize and reward an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom. This award has been established in memory of Ron Mardigian, the inspiration behind and founder of the Biotechnology...
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This NSTA award posthumously recognizes long-standing members of NSTA for significant lifelong service to NSTA and contributions to science education. This award is open to long-standing members of NSTA (minimum 15 years) who have been deceased for no more than 10 years; an individual may be...
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NSTA's infographics summarize the essential tenets of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and three-dimensional teaching. These three posters are the first in a series exploring all aspects of the NGSS. Of interest to K-college teachers and administrators alike, the colorful posters include...
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The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. Exploravision challenges students to envision and comunicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current...
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The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven ¤5,500 awards. The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the...
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Emily Morgan, author of Next Time You See the Moon, takes you through the phases of the Moon in a demonstration that will be easy to replicate in your own classroom. 
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This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science...
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This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award is...
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This award honors NSTA members who are teachers that have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Awarded: Annually
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