NSTA: Science Resources for Parents

Science Resources for Parents

A strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will put your child on the road to success in school and beyond. Here are some resources from NSTA to help you support your child’s learning in science at home and at school.

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Prepare your child for the next generation of science learning

NSTA’s parent Q&A will help you explore the importance of standards and the role they play in education.

Find out what your child will be exploring in science with these parent guides from Achieve (get individual guides for grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12).

Download and share our infographics on Why It’s Time for NEW Science Education Standards and How Today’s Students Learn Science.

Learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards in NSTA’s position statement on NGSS.

View an Education Week video Q&A on the NGSS with NSTA Executive Director David Evans.

Get recommendations and tips on parent involvement

Discover how parents can get involved in supporting children’s science learning at home, in school, and in the community; and the importance of early childhood science education in these NSTA position statements.

Connect with your child’s teacher with these 10 Questions Your Kid’s Science Teacher Wishes You Would Ask

Science should be fun, not scary—for you and your child! Read more in “Tips for Busy Parents.”

Empower young inventors, scientists, and leaders through student competitions

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition (grades K–12)

U.S. Army’s eCYBERMISSION Program (grades 6–9)

NSTA Angela Award for one female student (grades 5–8)

Get ready for your school science fair with Science Fair Warm-Up: Learning the Practices of Scientists. There are four different editions geared for grades 5–8, 7–10, and 8–12, as well as a teacher edition.

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Encourage children to curl up with a good science book

NSTAKids: NSTA’s new line of lively children’s picture books that also impart sound science.

eBooks+ Kids, interactive e-books, specially designed with K–5 students in mind.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: selected by NSTA in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council.

NSTA Recommends: science books, software, and videos favorably reviewed by science teachers.

Check out these great resources for your child’s science teacher

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