Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

Article excerpt

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.


New Tools for Data Collection and Sharing

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to July 15, 2015

As technology evolves, so do the skills needed for success in the modern world. New tools have radically changed the way we communicate, share information, and collect data. This issue will explore how these new tools can support student learning. Possible topics include ideas for using probeware and wireless data collection in laboratory and field work; social media; online simulations; modeling; mathematics and computational thinking; 3D printers; new presentation and communication tools; YouTube, online lectures, and flipped classrooms; live webcams; cloud computing; and digital graphics, multimedia, and visualization. Please share your teaching strategies involving 21st-century skills.

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


The central goal of science is constructing explanations. In engineering design, the aim is to develop the best possible solution to a problem. The Next Generation Science Standards therefore identify "Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions" as one of the core practices of science and engineering practices that students should experience. This issue will focus on activities and teaching strategies that engage students in constructing and critiquing explanations and designing solutions. Please share your ideas.

21st-Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Problem Solving


Over time, technology and the internet have evolved dramatically, as have the skills required for success in the modern world. As routine work is automated and information made accessible at the click of a digital device, skills necessary for success in work and citizenship have evolved. …

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