Teachers Can Make Sure STEM-Related Lessons Are More Than Just Cool Projects with a New NSTA Book

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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons shows how teachers in grades 3–8 can take lessons they’re already familiar with and, through small changes, ensure they contain the content students most need to learn. The new NSTA Press book introduces a conceptual framework that keeps science front and center as teachers embed engineering, technology, and science applications—much as they would embed literacy skills into their lessons.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons provides 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. To fulfill the authors’ promise to be both relevant and exciting, the lessons have titles such as “Cell-fie” and “Aircraft Catapult.” But the lessons are more than just cool projects. All correlate with A Framework for K–12 Science Education, take a constructivist approach, and operate within the 5E instructional model. Examples throughout are easy to follow, can be used with existing science lessons, and help students gain content knowledge.

The authors are veteran science educators who honed their framework through extensive state and district training sessions. They write that for teachers who want to deliver rigorous instruction, “the process of implementing STEM curriculum within the classroom is quite nebulous on the best of days.” By helping teachers think about STEM as a “process and not a thing,” Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons offers clear, easy, and effective ways to bring STEM learning to life in the classroom.

Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase a copy of Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 176-page book is priced at $22.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $18.36 (Stock # PB436X; ISBN # 978-1-68140-556-8).

About NSTA
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press® produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook for the latest information and new book releases.

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