Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

Article excerpt

The Science Teacher (TST) seeks manuscripts of approximately 2,000 words that describe new and creative ideas for the secondary science classroom. Manuscripts should provide practical activities related to the themes listed below. TST also encourages manuscripts outside of the listed themes. See author guidelines at http://bit.ly/author-guidelines and a sample manuscript at http://bit.ly/sample-TST.

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Using Evidence and Evidence-Based Reasoning

Evidence-Based Reasoning SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

Students don't always understand the importance of using evidence to develop their explanatory models. It also can be challenging for students to learn to support their claims with evidence-based reasoning. Yet, to be engaged citizens, students need to be able to evaluate explanations and weigh evidence.

* What strategies have you used to support evidence-based reasoning in your science classes? Are your students provided with opportunities to use evidence to evaluate claims?

* What activities have you used to develop your students' evidence-based reasoning skills?

Global Climage Change

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels topping 400 parts per million, the concentration of this greenhouse gas is far higher today than it has been in the last 400,000 years. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal." The results? Rising global temperatures and sea level, retreating glaciers, and extreme changes in many physical and biological systems. Global climate change is the most significant environmental issue of the 21st century. Have you developed activities to increase student awareness and understanding of our changing climate? Have you found best practices for teaching global climate change and other related issues such as clean energy or air quality? Do your students engage in service projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions? Please share your teaching ideas with our readers. …

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