Founded in 2003, Science News for Students (SNS) is an award-winning onlinepublication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators. SNS is a program of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. SNS—which is free to use—helps to fulfill the Society’s enduring mission to inform, educate, and inspire. Scientists explore other planets, dive deep into caves, and chart the ocean depths. These are just some of the incredible things that the researchers in SNS’s Cool Jobs series have done. Each of those scientists started out as a student, and in their journeys from student to scientist, they have used hard work, determination, and sometimes a little luck to achieve scientific success. Now these researchers have advice to help others follow in their footsteps. On the SNS website, students can listen to sage advice from scientists with Cool Jobs.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.