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Celebrate the Anniversary of Sputnik!

If you look up in the sky at a certain time of year, you might be able to spot the International Space Station. About 250 miles above Earth, astronauts from different countries work together to study life in space. And it all started with Sputnik.

 

How To Gain STEM Success with Citizen Science in the Classroom!

One way to get kids interested in science is by letting them do science. Discoveries made are discoveries remembered! This might seem hard—after all, how can fifth graders contribute to actual scientific fields of knowledge? With citizen science!

 

 

Join the Nomad Press Book Squad and Enter to Win Free Books!

The Book Squad is here again! We invite you to join the Nomad Press Book Squad by filling out a short survey about our ideas for a new series of educational books for children ages 5 to 8. 

How to Build a Makerspace in Your Classroom or Library

School is full swing. For students, that means hitting the books, losing the pencils, catching up with friends, and navigating a new teacher's expectations. It might also mean getting to tinker away in a makerspace.

A Guide to Get Kids to Read

It’s a question that comes up every year for parents, teachers, and librarians. How do we get kids to read independently? How do we get them to choose to read?

Why We Need Books About Girls in Science

When you hear a first grade class shriek with enthusiasm during a science experiment, it can be hard to believe that more than half of those kids are going to reach high school thinking that science is too hard for them. Or they'll think it's boring, or messy, or a waste of time. They might see so few people who look like them doing real science that they'll be unconsciously discouraged from doing it themselves.

How To Talk To Your Students About 9/11

Teenagers who are entering 9th grade this year will be the first graduating class for whom the terrorist attack of September 11 is truly history. It happened before they were born. They have no memory of that clear, sunny, blue-sky day, no story that's been told to them about a parent picking them up from preschool in tears, no memory of their own. They only have what we as parents and educators can teach them.

Four Ideas For Bulletin Board Learning

In pretty much every school, you'll find a plethora of colorful bulletin boards meant to inspire learning. Whether they're themed for a coming holiday, meant to introduce the children in the class, or are simply reflective of the character of the classroom, bulletin boards can be a way to connect with kids on a smart, entertaining level.

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