Academic journal article The Science Teacher

New Year, New Look

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

New Year, New Look

Article excerpt

The start of a new year is always a time for reflection--a good time to look back on the past year and ahead to the new one. In this spirit, why not look at The Science Teacher (TST) issues from 2017 and discover--or re-discover--an idea, activity, or teaching strategy that might be useful in your classes in 2018?

In 2017, TST brought you thematic issues focusing on science literacy, evolution, digital media, and engineering. We highlighted evidence-based reasoning, climate change, forensics, and the August "Great American Solar Eclipse." Our annual Science for All issue once again provided ideas for supporting all learners: the April 2017 issue included suggestions for guiding students with autism, English language learners, visually impaired students, and students of color.

Each issue also featured general articles on wide-ranging topics, including the chemistry of nuclear weapons, the environmental impacts of energy use, a termite dissection activity, tips for better formative assessment, construction of a gravity-powered electrical generator, and many more.

Be sure also to have a look back at columns you might have missed:

* Science 2.0: Practical advice about technology resources that support learning, such as 3-D printers, social media, and digital graphic organizers.

* The Green Room: Creative ideas for teaching about the environment, addressing such topics as species that benefit from climage change and the year's top environmental stories. …

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