GrowNYC’s Environmental Education unit “Solar Ovens and Earth Science”

PAESTA Teachers - see this note from GrowNYC about their free middle/high school unit involving pizza boxes and the Sun!

National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week

February 16, 2014

Career Profiles for National Engineers Week

Welcome to National Engineers Week!  Have your students ever asked you - "what’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist?

Winter 2014 is a season we won't forget very soon in Pennsylvania.  Southeastern Pennsylvania was hit especially hard, with periods of melting creating some impressive icicles, such as those seen here hanging from the room of Lachford Hall at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA.

Icicles - representing the cryosphere in southeastern PA

AMS Summer Workshop: Project ATMOSPHERE

Dates: July 13-25, 2014

Application deadline: March 28, 2014

Interact with the JOIDES Resolution

The oceanographic research drilling ship, the JOIDES Resolution, is currently underway for Expedition 349 in the South China Sea. Give your students the opportunity to talk and see the scientists onboard and see what goes on in the labs. To schedule a 30-45 minute video conference, visit: The expedition will be conducted until March 30, 2014. This is a great way to excite your students and give them an interactive experience!

Elementary News and Notes from PAESTA - February 2014

The February 2014 Elementary News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

Calling all Middle School Students…Enter the Climate Change In Focus Video Challenge!

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Environmental Education Foundation have launched a new video contest that asks middle school students to produce a short video about why they care about climate change and what they are doing about it.   Winning videos will be highlighted on the EPA website and the top 3 entries will receive cool prizes like a solar charging backpack. The first 100 contestants to enter will also receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids Magazine.

SciJinks - weather and Earth science activities and information

Provided by NOAA/NASA, SciJinks is weather and Earth science made fun for all ages.  Its mission is to capture the interest of a 'tween-age audience with fun and interesting activities and information about science and technology related to weather and the Earth.

New NSTA Position Statement: Early Childhood Science Education

NSTA has recently adopted a new position statement on Early Childhood Science Education.  You can find this statement linked under the Science Education section of our Position Statements page and also on the NSTA website.