NSTA Activity Points

Below is a list of activities you can do to earn badges as recognition for your efforts as you aggregate, review, and share your personal and NSTA e-PD resources. You also earn badges for making posts in the community forums, for diagnosing your needs in science content, and by attending web seminars, and successfully completing SciPacks.

Add an NSTA resource to your Learning Center Library How to add a resource to your library

10 Activity Points (AP)
NSTA Resource Activator
NSTA Resource Activator
Add 5 NSTA resources to your library
NSTA Resource Optimizer
NSTA Resource Optimizer
Add 10 NSTA resources to your library
NSTA Resource Accelerator
NSTA Resource Accelerator
Add 20 NSTA resources to your library


Aggregator: Add a personal resource to your LC library Upload a personal resource

10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Aggregator
Onyx Aggregator
Add 5 personal resources to your library
Sapphire Aggregator
Sapphire Aggregator
Add 30 personal resources to your library
Pearl Aggregator
Pearl Aggregator
Add 10 personal resources to your library
Diamond Aggregator
Diamond Aggregator
Add 40 personal resources to your library
Ruby Aggregator
Ruby Aggregator
Add 15 personal resources to your library
Platinum Aggregator
Platinum Aggregator
Add 50 personal resources to your library
Emerald Aggregator
Emerald Aggregator
Add 20 personal resources to your library


Create an LC collection for personal use Create a collection

25 Activity Points (AP)


Disseminator: Share an LC collection Select a collection to share

10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Disseminator
Onyx Disseminator
Share a collection with 1 person
Sapphire Disseminator
Sapphire Disseminator
Share a collection with 50 people
Pearl Disseminator
Pearl Disseminator
Share a collection with 5 people
Diamond Disseminator
Diamond Disseminator
Share a collection with 100 people
Ruby Disseminator
Ruby Disseminator
Share a collection with 10 people
Platinum Disseminator
Platinum Disseminator
Share a collection with 150 people
Emerald Disseminator
Emerald Disseminator
Share a collection with 25 people


Share a resource with a friend Select a resource from My Library to email

20 Activity Points (AP)


Advocator: Write a review and rate an NSTA resource or a public collection Select a resource or collection from My Library to review

20 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Advocator
Onyx Advocator
Write 5 reviews
Sapphire Advocator
Sapphire Advocator
Write 40 reviews
Pearl Advocator
Pearl Advocator
Write 10 reviews
Diamond Advocator
Diamond Advocator
Write 50 reviews
Ruby Advocator
Ruby Advocator
Write 20 reviews
Platinum Advocator
Platinum Advocator
Write 100 reviews
Emerald Advocator
Emerald Advocator
Write 30 reviews


Commenter: Post a comment/question on Learning Center Discussion Forum View the discussion forums

10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Commenter
Onyx Commenter
Make 5 posts
Sapphire Commenter
Sapphire Commenter
Make 75 posts
Pearl Commenter
Pearl Commenter
Make 10 posts
Diamond Commenter
Diamond Commenter
Make 100 posts
Ruby Commenter
Ruby Commenter
Make 25 posts
Platinum Commenter
Platinum Commenter
Make 150 posts
Emerald Commenter
Emerald Commenter
Make 50 posts


Attend a live web seminar Choose a live web seminar

100 Activity Points (AP)
Web Seminar Activator
Web Seminar Activator
Attend 1 live web seminar
Web Seminar Optimizer
Web Seminar Optimizer
Attend 5 live web seminars
Web Seminar Accelerator
Web Seminar Accelerator
Attend 10 live web seminars


Indexer: Complete content area indexer Select an indexer

25 Activity Points (AP)
Silver Indexer
Silver Indexer
Complete 2 content area indexers
Gold Indexer
Gold Indexer
Complete 4 content area indexers
Platinum Indexer
Platinum Indexer
Complete 8 content area indexers


Complete discipline indexer (Physical Science) Select an indexer

250 Activity Points (AP)
PS Indexer Ultimator
PS Indexer Ultimator
Complete Physical Science indexer


Complete discipline indexer (Life Science) Select an indexer

250 Activity Points (AP)
LS Indexer Ultimator
LS Indexer Ultimator
Complete Life Science indexer


Complete discipline indexer (Earth and Space) Select an indexer

250 Activity Points (AP)
ES Indexer Ultimator
ES Indexer Ultimator
Complete Earth and Space Science indexer


Complete and pass a SciPack final assessment View the SciPacks

100 Activity Points (AP)
SciPack Activator
SciPack Activator
Complete 1 SciPack and pass the Final Assessment
SciPack Optimizer
SciPack Optimizer
Complete 3 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
SciPack Accelerator
SciPack Accelerator
Complete 6 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
To earn your Activity Points after completing the SciPack final assessment, visit the My PD Record and Certificates page. While there you may view, save, and print your SciPack certificate.


Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science View the SciPacks

1000 Activity Points (AP)
PS SciPack Ultimator
PS SciPack Ultimator
Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science


Complete all SciPacks within Life Science View the SciPacks

1000 Activity Points (AP)
LS SciPack Ultimator
LS SciPack Ultimator
Complete all SciPacks within Life Science


Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space View the SciPacks

1000 Activity Points (AP)
ES SciPack Ultimator
ES SciPack Ultimator
Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space Science


Complete Profile Complete Your Profile

15 Activity Points (AP)


Create a Learning Plan To Do Create a Learning Plan To Do

35 Activity Points (AP)


Upload Evidence to your Learning Plan Upload Evidence

50 Activity Points (AP)


Complete a Learning Plan Reflection Complete a Reflection

100 Activity Points (AP)


Generate a Learning Plan Report Generate Report

10 Activity Points (AP)


NSTA 75th Anniversary Badges

Onyx NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Onyx NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 75 activity points
Sapphire NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Sapphire NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 2100 activity points
Pearl NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Pearl NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 225 activity points
Diamond NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Diamond NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 4200 activity points
Ruby NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Ruby NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 525 activity points
Platinum NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Platinum NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 7500 activity points
Emerald NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Emerald NSTA 75th Anniversary Badge
Earn 1050 activity points