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

Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:33 PM in NASA Mars Survival Kit for K-12
Thanks Pamela, And to learn more about planets in the solar system, check out NSTA Enhanced E-book " The Solar System ." Here is also an article on Science Scope from David Seidel: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/ss07_030_09_12 Add them to your library today and share your favorite lessons and resources about the solar system in this thread! Flavio.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:55 AM in The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Dear All, We just opened registration for a free web seminar about the eclipse. The web seminar presenters are Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz, authors of NSTA Press book Solar Science . The web seminar is taking place on Thursday, August 10, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET. Visit the URL below to register: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/eclipse

Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:19 PM in LAUSD Creating NSTA LC Collections
Hi Alison, Here are a couple of my favorite collections: Solar Eclipse 2017: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=UHgJRhs/h9o_E CLEAN - Sea Level Rise: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=csugAqUVZ/0_E I look forward to seeing other teachers' collections that I can use! 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

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