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

Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:35 PM in New to NSTA
Dear Mitchell (and Others): Within the NSTA Learning Center, I encourage you to do a keyword search (I used "early childhood") and got several promising results. Some of them I added links below for you: Start Young! Early Childhood Science Activities (e-book): http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/PKEB197X The Early Years: The Nature of Science in Early Childhood http...

Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:21 AM in Three-Dimensional Instruction
The NSTA Virtual Conference: Exploring Three-Dimensional Instruction is taking place on Saturday, February 11th. This topic will be a place to ask questions or post your thoughts about the three-dimensional instruction in general or specific points that come up during the virtual conference. More information about the virtual conference is available at the following link: htt...

Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:24 PM in New User- Can't find resources on echolocation
Hi Brittany, This collection of NSTA Learning Center resources may be helpful. Take care, Flavio. http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=WD0YFNv7W4s_E

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