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The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For a List of scientists, see: List of anthropologists List of astronomers List of biologists List of chemists List of computer scientists List of economists List of engineers List of geologists List of inventors List of mathematicians List of meteorologists List of physicists Scientist pairs List of scientist pairs See... Science education is the field concerned with sharing science content and process with individuals not traditionally considered part of the scientific community. ...

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The Association publishes a professional journal for each level of science teaching; a newspaper, NSTA Reports; and many other educational books and professional publications. Each year NSTA conducts a national conference and a series of area conferences. These events attract over 30,000 attendees annually. The Association serves as an advocate for science educators by keeping its members and the general public informed about national issues and trends in science education.



The NSTA mission: "... to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."

Building a presence for science

The NSTA runs a number of professional development programs. The program, "Building a presence for science", operates state by state and is intended to create a national network of science teachers, one point of contact in each school, and give them professional support and resource materials so they can be a visible representative for science by helping their colleagues.[1]

See also

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  1. ^ Buiding a Presence for Science - Frequently Asked Questions (1996-2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-26.

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External links

  • National Science Teachers Association Official Site



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