Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Write for the Science Teacher

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Write for the Science Teacher

Article excerpt

Why YOU should publish

The main purpose of NSTA's well-rounded publishing program is to allow our members to share ideas with thousands of other people who teach science. The content reflects the needs of its audience of classroom teachers, science supervisors and administrators, teacher educators, and parents. Publishing in The Science Teacher is your opportunity to make a significant contribution to secondary-level science programs.

What to submit and writing tips

* Effective inquiry activities that are original and creative

* Integrated science experiences

* Successful partnerships or programs

* Themes of current issues in science education

In your manuscript, share what you did, what worked, and what did not. When describing an activity, identify its place in the curriculum, the appropriate grade level, assessment techniques, and any safety considerations. Manuscripts must identify how they align with the Next Generation Science Standards (www.nextgenscience.org). Do not reference commercial products. Tell us what students were wondering about that led you to conduct the activity. How do you know the students learned the science material? What changes will you make to the activity in the future?

All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Submissions not selected for feature-length articles may be considered for publication as shorter Idea Bank items. See an annotated sample manuscript at http://bit.ly/sample-ms.

What about copyright?

NSTA will hold the copyright to your manuscript in order to facilitate reprinting and republishing in the future. If you wish to have your manuscript reprinted elsewhere, you need to secure permission from NSTA and include a credit line on the first page of the reprint.

Manuscript presentation

* Your manuscript should not exceed 2,000 words in the main text, exclusive of tables, citations, rubrics, etc. Longer manuscripts may be returned for revision without review.

* Manuscripts should be double-spaced.

* Include a 200-word abstract of your manuscript.

* SI (metric) units should be used throughout the manuscript.

* Tables, graphs, photographs, and charts should all be numbered as figures ("Figure 1," "Figure 2," etc. …

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