Badges and Activity Points

Below is a list of activities you can do to earn badges as recognition for your efforts as you aggregate, review, and share your personal and NSTA e-PD resources. You also earn badges for making posts in the community forums, for diagnosing your needs in science content, and by attending web seminars, and successfully completing SciPacks.

  • Badges
  • 10 Activity Points (AP)

    Add an NSTA resource to your Learning Center Library How to add a resource to your library

    NSTA Resource Activator
    NSTA Resource Activator
    Add 5 NSTA resources to your library
    NSTA Resource Optimizer
    NSTA Resource Optimizer
    Add 10 NSTA resources to your library
    NSTA Resource Accelerator
    NSTA Resource Accelerator
    Add 20 NSTA resources to your library

    10 Activity Points (AP)

    Aggregator: Add a personal resource to your LC library Upload a personal resource

    Onyx Aggregator
    Onyx Aggregator
    Add 5 personal resources to your library
    Pearl Aggregator
    Pearl Aggregator
    Add 10 personal resources to your library
    Ruby Aggregator
    Ruby Aggregator
    Add 15 personal resources to your library
    Emerald Aggregator
    Emerald Aggregator
    Add 20 personal resources to your library
    Sapphire Aggregator
    Sapphire Aggregator
    Add 30 personal resources to your library
    Diamond Aggregator
    Diamond Aggregator
    Add 40 personal resources to your library
    Platinum Aggregator
    Platinum Aggregator
    Add 50 personal resources to your library

    10 Activity Points (AP)

    Disseminator: Share an LC collection Select a collection to share

    Onyx Disseminator
    Onyx Disseminator
    Share a collection with 1 person
    Pearl Disseminator
    Pearl Disseminator
    Share a collection with 5 people
    Ruby Disseminator
    Ruby Disseminator
    Share a collection with 10 people
    Emerald Disseminator
    Emerald Disseminator
    Share a collection with 25 people
    Sapphire Disseminator
    Sapphire Disseminator
    Share a collection with 50 people
    Diamond Disseminator
    Diamond Disseminator
    Share a collection with 100 people
    Platinum Disseminator
    Platinum Disseminator
    Share a collection with 150 people

    20 Activity Points (AP)

    Advocator: Write a review and rate an NSTA resource or a public collection Select a resource or collection from My Library to review

    Onyx Advocator
    Onyx Advocator
    Write 5 reviews
    Pearl Advocator
    Pearl Advocator
    Write 10 reviews
    Ruby Advocator
    Ruby Advocator
    Write 20 reviews
    Emerald Advocator
    Emerald Advocator
    Write 30 reviews
    Sapphire Advocator
    Sapphire Advocator
    Write 40 reviews
    Diamond Advocator
    Diamond Advocator
    Write 50 reviews
    Platinum Advocator
    Platinum Advocator
    Write 100 reviews

    10 Activity Points (AP)

    Commenter: Post a comment/question on Learning Center Discussion Forum View the discussion forums

    Onyx Commenter
    Onyx Commenter
    Make 5 posts
    Pearl Commenter
    Pearl Commenter
    Make 10 posts
    Ruby Commenter
    Ruby Commenter
    Make 25 posts
    Emerald Commenter
    Emerald Commenter
    Make 50 posts
    Sapphire Commenter
    Sapphire Commenter
    Make 75 posts
    Diamond Commenter
    Diamond Commenter
    Make 100 posts
    Platinum Commenter
    Platinum Commenter
    Make 150 posts

    100 Activity Points (AP)

    Attend a live web seminar Choose a live web seminar

    Web Seminar Activator
    Web Seminar Activator
    Attend 1 live web seminar
    Web Seminar Optimizer
    Web Seminar Optimizer
    Attend 5 live web seminars
    Web Seminar Accelerator
    Web Seminar Accelerator
    Attend 10 live web seminars

    25 Activity Points (AP)

    Indexer: Complete content area indexer Select an indexer

    Silver Indexer
    Silver Indexer
    Complete 2 content area indexers
    Gold Indexer
    Gold Indexer
    Complete 4 content area indexers
    Platinum Indexer
    Platinum Indexer
    Complete 8 content area indexers

    250 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete discipline indexer (Physical Science) Select an indexer

    PS Indexer Ultimator
    PS Indexer Ultimator
    Complete Physical Science indexer

    250 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete discipline indexer (Life Science) Select an indexer

    LS Indexer Ultimator
    LS Indexer Ultimator
    Complete Life Science indexer

    250 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete discipline indexer (Earth and Space) Select an indexer

    ES Indexer Ultimator
    ES Indexer Ultimator
    Complete Earth and Space Science indexer

    100 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete and pass a SciPack final assessment View the SciPacks

    SciPack Activator
    SciPack Activator
    Complete 1 SciPack and pass the Final Assessment
    SciPack Optimizer
    SciPack Optimizer
    Complete 3 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
    SciPack Accelerator
    SciPack Accelerator
    Complete 6 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
    To earn your Activity Points after completing the SciPack final assessment, visit the My PD Record and Certificates page. While there you may view, save, and print your SciPack certificate.

    1000 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science View the SciPacks

    PS SciPack Ultimator
    PS SciPack Ultimator
    Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science

    1000 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete all SciPacks within Life Science View the SciPacks

    LS SciPack Ultimator
    LS SciPack Ultimator
    Complete all SciPacks within Life Science

    1000 Activity Points (AP)

    Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space View the SciPacks

    ES SciPack Ultimator
    ES SciPack Ultimator
    Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space Science

    NSTA 75th Anniversary Badges

    Onyx NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Onyx NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 75 activity points
    Pearl NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Pearl NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 225 activity points
    Ruby NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Ruby NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 525 activity points
    Emerald NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Emerald NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 1050 activity points
    Sapphire NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Sapphire NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 2100 activity points
    Diamond NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Diamond NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 4200 activity points
    Platinum NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Platinum NSTA 75th Anniversary
    Earn 7500 activity points
  • Activity Points
  • Leadership Badges