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

Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:24 AM in Now You "Sea" Ice, Now You Don't
Thanks Cleopatra! Additional journal articles on the same topic - more ideas for those looking for ways to share in their classroom - are below: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/ss17_041_02_14 http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/ss11_034_07_25 Take care, Flavio.

Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:21 AM in Van de Graff generator repair
Hi Jennifer, Depending where you live, check with the local science center - they usually have generators and staff who knows how to repair them. Good luck! Flavio.

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 PM in Classroom Management
Hi Katie, Check out this article about classroom management - it may be helpful. Flavio. http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc12_049_09_60

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