NSTA's SciGuides do not exist in a vacuum. We are just another set of web pages existing in the ether without our
users. We are very pleased with the response the SciGuides have received since
their launch and would like to share some of our users' comments about how and
why they use the SciGuides.
"SciGuides are an absolute time-saver for teachers! No more
endless and aimless searching the web for
materials to use in class. This is a complete package!"
Dept. Chair of Science
Hamilton Middle School Cypress, TX
"Internet resources are, ironically, like books on a library's
shelves: until you open them, you're not sure if they'll be
useful. With the Internet now virtually limitless, capturing
what I need in the classroom is increasingly time consuming
and frustrating. So pulling together a collection of quality,
relevant resources to explore not just a topic but a curricular
unit becomes a major hurdle. The Energy Resources SciGuide that
I've used not only frees up an enormous amount of my time, but
I can use the Internet for its inherent advantages; currency,
graphics, animation, data accessibility, variety, and accessibility
for all of my students."
Geosciences, Grades 11-12
James Madison HS Vienna, VA
"I love that the SciGuides contain resources that are age appropriate,
aligned to the standards and have appropriate content. Searching for
resources takes forever and you have to sift through so much junk!"
"Science teachers are busy people--making plans for inquiry labs, implementing
more "authentic science" in lessons, integrating technology into instruction,
working towards getting those "perfect" state and national assessment scores,
and most importantly trying to motivate reluctant students. NSTA SciGuides can
save time and enrich your lessons! The SciGuides supply a complete package of
resources, are evaluated for quality and effectiveness, are teacher tested,
and aligned to national standards. Teachers or students immediately get what
they want from Internet sources when using the key-worded guides-interactive or
graphic websites, assessment or data web sites, hands-on investigations or inquiry
web sites, information or core content web sites, or just need a lesson idea.
Try it; your students will love it!"
Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Environmental Systems
Slaton HS, Slaton, TX