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

Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:49 PM in How do you Embrace STEM?
Hello all, Few of today’s students understand the way in which STEM fields benefit our society or the variety of career opportunities that are available to them.  By coordinating science and math courses with technology and engineering courses, teachers can give students a better understanding of the world in which they live.  NSTA is hosting a Virtual Conference titled "Embracing STEM" on ...

Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:22 PM in Recycling Lessons
Thanks Katie for getting this conversation going.   See this article, might be of help. https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc08_045_09_36 Take care, Flavio.

Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 PM in Waste-free Lunch Information/Resources
Hi Katie, I found a few articles that may help. See the links below. https://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc13_050_07_50 https://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc13_051_04_50 https://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc10_047_07_54 Take care, Flavio.

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

NOAA Science Resources for Professional Learning

9 Resources

A series of resources from NOAA and NSTA for teacher professional learning.

NOAA What-a-Cycle
Type: User uploaded resource

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Carbon Tracker
Type: User uploaded resource

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3 Resources

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Type: User uploaded resource

2017 ACS NSTA NCW webinar Bibliography Resources.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource


4 Resources

Science for All: Creating Student Buy-In on Day One
Type: Journal Article

Science for All: Accessibility at the Onset
Type: Journal Article