Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers: The Science Teacher (TST) Is Seeking Manuscripts That Describe New and Creative Ideas for the Secondary Science Classroom. Manuscripts Should Provide Worthwhile Ideas and Practical Help for Teachers as They Relate to the Themes Listed below. TST Also Always Encourages Manuscripts outside of the Listed Themes

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers: The Science Teacher (TST) Is Seeking Manuscripts That Describe New and Creative Ideas for the Secondary Science Classroom. Manuscripts Should Provide Worthwhile Ideas and Practical Help for Teachers as They Relate to the Themes Listed below. TST Also Always Encourages Manuscripts outside of the Listed Themes

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Systems Thinking

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012

Deep understanding of an increasingly complex world requires new skills and different ways of thinking. Many of today's important problems--from traffic congestion and economics to global climate change, pandemics, energy usage, and world hunger--involve complex, interdisciplinary, multivariable systems. This issue will explore teaching strategies and classroom activities that help develop understanding of complex systems.

Citizen Science--Science in the Community

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012

Do your students work outside the school walls? Have you found ways to involve students in studying important community, society, or global problems? TST is interested in hearing about successful collaborative projects between science classes and the community.

Activities and Investigations

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: ONGOING

Activities and investigations play a central role in all science courses. Do you have a new activity that promotes inquiry and allows students to better understand important science content? Have you found ways to improve on an old favorite or to integrate technology? What about low-cost alternatives? TST is looking for manuscripts describing interesting, practical investigations that can be incorporated into science classrooms and laboratories.

Teaching the Big Ideas of Science

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: ONGOING

Good science teaching focuses on the "Big Ideas," those crosscutting, unifying themes that provide students with powerful ideas to help them understand the natural world. …

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