Middle Level Science Teachers: Write for NSTA's Journal Science Scope

Here are some of the themes for the upcoming publishing year of Science Scope. NSTA invites you to share your teaching ideas with your colleagues in the middle-level science community.

To learn more, visit: http://www.nsta.org/middleschool/call-scope.aspx

February 2014—Using the History of Science and Engineering to Teach the Nature of Science
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2013

March 2014—Teaching Disciplinary Core Ideas by Blending System and Systems Models (CCC) with Developing and Using Models (SEP)
Submission deadline October 1, 2013

April/May 2014—Physical Science Investigations
Submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Summer 2014 - Earth’s Place in the Universe
Submission deadline February 1, 2014

September 2014 - Physical Science Investigation
Submission deadline April 1, 2014

October 2014 - Earth’s Place in the Universe
Submission deadline May 1, 2014

General Interest Manuscripts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Manuscripts of general interest, not targeted to a specific theme, are published in every issue of Science Scope

Guest Editorial
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Guest editorials of approximately 750 words on any middle level science education topic can be submitted at any time.

Letters to the Editor
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Have you used an activity published in Science Scope in the last year, or liked—or disliked—something you read in the journal? NSTA welcomes your comments and feedback at any time.

Tried and True
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
Do you have an activity that has withstood the test of time, one that deserves a place in any collection of lab classics? Perhaps you have been doing it so long that you have forgotten where you originally found it, or you have changed it so much that it hardly resembles the original. Tell NSTA what makes the activity worth keeping. Is it the never-fail excitement it generates with students? Is it the clarity with which it teaches a concept? Is it the ease with which it develops valued lab or process skills? What special ingredients or twists do you add to make the classic version even better?

Teacher’s Toolkit
Submission Deadline: Ongoing
In this column, you can share your how-to instructional strategies, practical advice, and classroom applicable results of action research with fellow middle level teachers. Tell NSTA how you efficiently navigate today’s vast quantity of resources and websites to craft new lesson plans or to redesign/update older lessons to improve student achievement. What research-based practices do you use to guide your teaching? What are you doing to become familiar with the K–12 Framework for Science Education and prepare for the Next Generation Science Standards?