General Call for Papers
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas
Science Activities, now with a NEW focus on Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms publishes innovative manuscripts that provide teachers and educators with the best classroom-tested projects, experiments, and curriculum ideas that promote science and inquiry through active learning experiences. Submissions that integrate science through disciplines that can include - but not limited to - the biological, physical, environmental, chemical, and earth sciences are welcome. We also support manuscripts that integrate across other disciplines, such as English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics as well as English Language Learners and Special Education.
Written by teachers and other educators, the feature articles are peer reviewed and cover a wide range of topics. Activities typically contain most or all of the following:
- a materials list,
- a step-by-step procedure,
- any related background information,
- any cross-curricular applications, and
- any appropriate assessment suggestions or developed rubrics.
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- Material should be original and grounded in real science. Specify necessary classroom setup and time frames for doing the project. Sources should be adequately reference and largely up-to-date; reference within the text where applicable.
- Use the active voice and the first person. Address teachers, not students; our readers are educators who want to know about your personal experiences with your topic. Organize material by headings and subheadings, and use numbered or bulleted lists to provide visual interest.
- Relate content and activities to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and if applicable to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as any standards relevant to the activity.
- Use the metric system when referring to physical measurements. (Nonmetric units can follow in parentheses.)
- Provide tables, diagrams, graphs, figures (artist-drawn graphics), sharp photographic images, and any other visual aids for greater article appeal. Of particular interest are samples of student work that provide evidence of the actual classroom implementation. Credit sources where necessary and include release forms for all photographs of people.