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 Feb 15, 2018 10:40 AM in Research Matters!
NSTA is pleased to offer this series of conversations with science education researchers whose work has recently been published in the Journal of Research on Science Teaching, published by our affiliate organization, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Each of their articles has been selected for NSTA’s annual Research Worth Reading list because of its potential to...

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 PM in Misconceptions in Science
Hi Rachel, Much has been researched and written about students' misconceptions on science. I did a quick search in the Learning Center for journal articles from Science and Children and found the following that may of interest to you. http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc16_053_07_28 http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc12_050_02_30 http://common.nsta.org/resour...

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:40 AM in Online Resources for Supplies
Hi Shelbie, This is an interesting topic - thank you for starting it. I look forward to reading other teacher's ideas. In the meantime, I thought I share with you a few journal articles with science lesson ideas around the topic of germs. The ideas below come from the Science and Children NSTA journal designed for elementary teachers. Take care, Flavio. http://common.nsta.org/resourc...

Recent Reviews by Flavio

Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:32 PM
5 Useful resource
The NASA lithograph set can be very useful as a teaching aid when teaching the solar system. I like that you can print the files in color and laminate them for long-term classroom use.

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.

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

Archive: Creating and Sharing Collections in the NSTA Learning Center, November 17, 2015
Type: Web Seminar Archive

NSTA SciPacks

25 Resources

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

Atomic Structure
Type: SciPack

Cells and Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack