Flavio Mendez is the Assistant Executive Director for University Partnerships and eLearning at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). In this role he supports university/college instructors in their work with science pre-service teachers. Mendez also manages NSTA’s District and School Partners Programs. Prior to working at NSTA, Mendez worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope project as Education Specialist and at the Maryland Science Center as Director of Space and Earth Science Update Center exhibits. He earned a BS in Space Sciences from Florida Tech and an MS in Instructional Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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A collection of science education resources and reference materials from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for teaching and learning about Mars.
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Fri, Oct 01, 2021 2:07 PM in Creating a SAFER elementary classroom
What are the safety protocols for doing SAFER science/STEM acitivities in the Elementary classroom? Watch the Sep 30, 2021 web seminar archive titled: Lab Safety Consideration for Preservice Elementary Science/STEM Teachers. What questions do you have?
Also see the https://www.nsta.org/topics/safety " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">NSTA Sa...
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Tue, Sep 01, 2020 5:56 PM in Butterfly life cycle
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Thu, Apr 02, 2020 11:55 PM in NSTA Daily Do!
Reflecting on Week 1' Daily Do - http://blog.nsta.org/2020/03/27/reflecting-on-this-weeks-daily-do/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">check out the blog authored by Korei Martin summarizing the first week of NSTA Daily Do.
"If we want our students to do science outside of the classroom, we’ve got to give them something to figure out!"
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Fri, Jun 11, 2021 6:10 PM Interesting Science Update
I enjoyed learning about the TEMPO mission and ways plants can be used as bioindicators for ozone.
Thu, Oct 15, 2020 3:59 PM Great SO!
Learned much from exploring this Science Object - recommend that others give it a try!
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 3:41 PM Enjoyed the simulations
I can use the simulations in my classroom with my students to help them understand difficult concepts.
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