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

Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:52 AM in Seasons lesson help?
Science Shorts: The Reasons for the Seasons https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc10_047_08_68 Science 101: What causes the seasons? https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc07_044_05_54 Watershed Seasons https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc07_044_09_20  

Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:04 PM in English Learners in STEM Subjects
Hello all, English learners (ELs) bring a wealth of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to STEM education. However, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018), the nearly 5 million students classified as ELs in public schools are falling behind when it comes to STEM education. NSTA is hosting a Virtual Conference titled " English Learner...

Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:41 AM in Forms of Energy - Lesson Questions
Dear Asma, I found a few articles on Science and Children that may help with your thinking.  Spring into Energy: https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc07_044_07_21 From Wind to Energy: https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc09_046_09_36 Energy: Fuel for Thought https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc02_039_08_35 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


10 Resources

Resources for teaching and learning about hurricanes.

NOAA: National Ocean Service
Type: User uploaded resource

National Geographic: Hurricanes 101
Type: User uploaded resource

Ag Science

1 Resources

Resources about AG Science for teachers.

Type: User uploaded resource

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