Forums & User Community

Most Active Users This Week

National Leader Boards Online Now Online Advisors Community Update

Most Active Users Last Month
#Science60 Contributors

Recent Posts

Field Trips | Posted in Elementary Science

Hi Rochelle,

Field trips can be a great way to engage students with science.  Our school asks us to include one field trip for each class.   Local museum and other educational institutions are a good place to start.  I've taken my chemistry students to a local aquarium the past two years where they have a hands-on program on water quality in the aquarium as well as a local waterway.  Biology students do a program at the natural history museum.  Environmental science students have done field studies at local parks, a waste treatment plants and composting facility.  This year we began the school year with a service project.  Students were bused to a number of location organizations, parks and institutes to do some volunteer work, but also to learn about the needs in the community.  A couple groups went to a local nature park and another to an arboretum where they both helped in planting and weeding and also learned some of the science behind maintaining a healthy ecosystem.  Think about what resources are available in your area and then make some phone calls.  

Rebecca Falin


Rebecca Falin

Science Showcase | Posted in General Science and Teaching

I've seen many formats at Family Nights. Many parents may be unsure how to encourage their children in science. In additions to demonstrations or presentations, you could provide parents with take-away activities that they can continue with their children at home--seeds to plant, discussion starters, observing things in your neighborhood or backyard. Small door prizes such as books, hand lenses, garden starter sets can also be motivating. It might be helpful to invite community resource such as science centers, extension agents, museums, etc. to share the opportunities that are available. Mary B.


Mary Bigelow

Interaction with Force, Mass, and Motion | Posted in Physical Science

Hi! I want to do a unit on the relationship between force, mass, and motion, but I do not have a deep understanding of these concepts myself. Where can I go to get the foundational understanding that I need? Elizabeth


Elizabeth Homans

Online Now (29)
Samantha Alverson, Dana Atwood-Blaine, Kaitlyn Beha, Brooke Benenhaley, Olivia Carter, Daryan Dittman, Kayla DIxon, Sarah Erb, Cystal Fielding-Gagne, Chellsy Gomez, Edward Hausknecht, Emily Kang, Kimberly Kelty, Kasey Kile, Erinn Klatt, Clark Lindgren, Maddie Luna, Sara Metz, Elle Miller, Ashton Moore, Daniela Morales, Mollie Racioppa, Hannah Reece Rubelsky, Elizabeth Rubey, McAyla Thompson, Katie Wheeler, Jennifer Winters, Cindy Workosky, Karen Zuluaga

Forum content is subject to the same rules as NSTA List Serves. Rules and disclaimers