Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Call for Papers

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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:llbit.ly/author-guidelines and a sample manuscript at http://bit.ly/sample-TST.

Science in the Workplace

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 15, 2017

More than ever before, an understanding of science is required for a wide range of careers. At a time when businesses struggle to fill positions requiring knowledgeable, skilled workers, studying science and other STEM fields can unlock employment opportunities across the economy. Young people need to see how science can allow them entry into the job market. This issue will focus on educating students about the importance of science in the workplace. Possible ideas might include lessons about

* career possibilities in science

* 21st-century skills necessary for workplace success

* how science is used in the workplace

* business partnerships, internships, and summer opportunities in science

* involving scientists and business leaders in science class

* STEM career paths

Critical Thinking

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 15, 2017

Teaching students to think critically is perhaps the most important and difficult thing we do as science teachers. The ability to use logical reasoning and critical analysis is an important scientific practice and a crucial skill for all citizens. This issue will explore teaching strategies and classroom activities that help develop this all-important 21st-century skill. TST wants to hear about your lessons that support critical thinking.

Creativity in the Science Classroom

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

Although often overlooked, creativity is an essential part of scientific progress. It also plays an important role in science teaching and learning. Have you found creative activities or teaching strategies that improve student engagement and understanding? Have you discovered ways to encourage creativity in your students? …

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