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 Apr 02, 2020 11:55 PM in NSTA Daily Do!
Reflecting on Week 1' Daily Do - check out the blog authored by Korei Martin summarizing the first week of NSTA Daily Do.   "If we want our students to do science outside of the classroom, we’ve got to give them something to figure out!" Titles include: Why do we all have to stay home? What's in an egg? How do we find patterns in weather? Why is my shadow alway...

Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:40 PM in Practicum / Field experience interruption
Hi Rob, Thank you for your post. I would love to see the online lessons that your students will develop. Could you ask them to post them here? I think everyone is looking for ideas and we all could benefit from the share. Take care!

Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:37 AM in NSTA Daily Do!
Teachers and families across the country are facing a new reality of providing opportunities for students to do science through distance and home learning. The  Daily Do  is one of the ways NSTA is supporting teachers and families with this endeavor. Each weekday, NSTA will share a sensemaking task teachers and families can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning...

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