NSTA Unveils New Resources to Support K-12 Educators in Planning Science Lessons
From The Digestive System to Newton’s Second Law, NSTA Daily Do Playlists Provide Guidance to Teachers on How Best to Navigate Students from One Lesson to the Next
The National Science Teaching Association unveiled new resources to help K-12 educators, including parents homeschooling their children, plan their science lessons. Based on the best research available on how to engage all students in learning science, NSTA Daily Do Playlists are suggested instructional sequences of NSTA lessons that can be used to help students coherently build science ideas over time. With four playlists available now, NSTA plans to feature a new NSTA Daily Do Playlist each week at their official website.
“Now, more than ever, it is important for students to have access to high-quality experiences—whether they are learning in the classroom or at home in a virtual learning environment—that expand their perspective about science and help them make sense of the world around them,” said Dr. Elizabeth Allan, NSTA President. “We are thrilled to provide educators with these wonderful new resources that will enhance student engagement and inspire and excite student interest in science.”
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Each lesson—called NSTA Daily Dos—is grounded in student sensemaking, which actively engages students in trying to figure out how the world works (science) or how to design solutions to problems (engineering) using the science and engineering practices. The NSTA Daily Dos that make up a Playlist have been updated to include tailored, Google Docs, Slides, and/or Jamboard templates to facilitate students’ science learning in the classroom or virtual learning environment. These added resource materials make implementing NSTA lessons easier and provide the framework for students to share ideas.
Daily Do Playlists are free to access. However, to view resources—including the Daily Dos that make up a Playlist—you must register. Once registered, you can enjoy access to up to three free resources a month. Members do not need to register, as they already receive unlimited access to all digital resources.