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Ready When You Are — for Free!

You’re teaching a subject for the first time, or for the first time in a long time. You need a content refresher now. Where can you find help that’s engaging, high-quality, easy to access—and affordable, too?

From NSTA’s latest ready resource: Science Objects! Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help you better understand the science content you teach.

Science Objects are free to NSTA members!

The FAQs on Science Objects

  • What are Science Objects? Free learning experiences available online anytime, anywhere. They’re specifically designed to help teachers understand a prescribed set of ideas based on the science literacy goals in the Standards.
  • What do Science Objects cover? Each one focuses on a key content idea—such as Newton’s First Law or Mendel’s Principles of Heredity. Right now there are 33 content ideas with more on the way.
  • How will Science Objects help me learn? Interactive simulations get you engaged; embedded questions make sure you understand and remember. The style and tone are lively—even entertaining.
  • How will Science Objects help me teach? They challenge you to explore and explain real-world phenomena, and offer student misconceptions to watch out for and practical ideas for addressing them.
  • How much time will it take me to work through a Science Object? Just one to two hours, at your convenience. You can start and stop at any point.
  • What do Science Objects cost? Best of all, they’re free, thanks so support from sponsors including NASA, NOAA, the FDA, the National Highway Safety and Transportation Administration, the Hewlett Foundation, and the GE Foundation. All teachers of science have open access to these valuable new resources.