This post was written by Trey Smith, the Library of Congress 2015-16 Science Teacher in Residence.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is hosting an Area Conference in Philadelphia November 12-14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Join education staff from the Library of Congress for session 6447, “Science as a Human Endeavor: Analyzing Historical Primary Sources from the Library of Congress” from 3:30-4:30 pm on Thursday, November 12. What better place than Philadelphia to consider how documents from the past can help students engage with next generation ideas in science and engineering?
If you are unable to join us in Philadelphia this fall, you can still browse the many teaching resources available online at loc.gov/teachers in addition to the digitized primary sources in these collections related to science and technology.
- Explore engineering and science using primary source sets on the Wright Brothers and Understanding the Cosmos (which is also available as a free e-book).
- Check out some of our favorite lesson ideas related to scientific notetaking, Earth science, chemistry, the work of scientists, and teaching about the brain on our blog.
- Visit Everyday Mysteries to find answers to questions on everyday phenomena.
- Learn about online and face-to-face professional development.
Additionally, Library staff highlight primary sources for classroom use on the final page of each issue of NSTA’s The Science Teacher magazine.
We look forward to connecting with you about using primary sources to engage students, promote inquiry, and help them think critically.
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