Flavio Mendez

I am the NSTA Learning Center Assistant Executive Director. I hope the portal is useful in enhancing your professional learning beyond the face-to-face experiences in which you participate. Prior to working at NSTA, I worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope project and at the Maryland Science Center.




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Recent Posts by Flavio

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:46 AM in Looking for a condensed explanation of NGSS
Hi Nick, Please consider taking a look at the virtual conference archives (fee-based resource) at the URL below: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/online_courses/VC_170211.aspx They offer a "standards 101" level instruction. Might be a good place to start. Take care, Flavio.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:44 AM in Student teacher
Dear Jaqueline, See journal articles (activities) for soil at the URL below: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/search/default.aspx?action=br...l=&author= You can click on "Explore All Resources" to search for reference material and lessons. Flavio.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 AM in Plant Adaptations
Dear Brenda, See this article about plant adaptations: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc17_054_07_22 You can search for resources in the Learning Center by clicking on "Explore All Resources." Flavio.

Recent Reviews by Flavio

Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 AM
5 Excellent collection of resources about the MESSENGER mission to Mercury
If you are interested in talking about the NASA MESSENGER mission to planet Mercury, check out these resources to learn about it.

Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:03 PM
5 Maximize your value in using the Learning Center
This seminar is great for new users of the Learning Center. Participants will receive a guided tour and learn about new features and the over 1,800 free resources. Participants will get a SciPack (value = $40), a certificate of participation, and 100 Learning Center Activity Points.

Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:03 PM
4 Try this activity!
This is a good online activity (also available on paper form) from the Space Telescope Science Institute. Your students will become familiar with characteristics of planets and other objects in the solar system.

Recent Public Collections by Flavio

NSTA Learning Center presentations at the NSTA National Conference, Nashville 2016

4 Resources

NSTA Learning Center related presentations delivered at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, Nashville 2016.

NSTA Learning Center Research presentation, Nashville 2016.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource

NSTA Learning Center presentation for Professors, Nashville 2016.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource

NSTA Learning Center for Pre-service Teachers

2 Resources

A collection with a few resources for science pre-service teachers.

The NSTA Learning Center Overview for Preservice Teachers 2-11-2016 final-collec.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource


NSTA SciPacks

25 Resources

A Learning Center collection that includes all 25 SciPacks, online self-paced, interactive, science modules.

Atomic Structure
Type: SciPack
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Cells and Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School