Giving Direction to Science Education

NSTA Position Statement on Early Childhood Education

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

Children as young as three have the capacity to learn science and engineering practices, according to a new position paper from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The NSTA issued the five-page "Early Childhood Science Education" statement to encourage parents, educators and policy makers to support programs and instruction among young children to create a "seamless transition" for learning in elementary school.


NCSLA Article included in NSTA "Research Worth Reading"

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

An article published  in the Science Educator by NCSLA members Meg Blanchard, Cathy Wallwork and Beth Harris was selected for inclusion in this summer's NSTA  “Research Worth Reading”.   The article, "Progress on Implementing Inquiry in North Carolina: Nearly 1,000 Elementary, Middle and High School Science Teachers Weigh In"  gives the results of a survey of almost 1000 educators to determine the extent to which teachers report employing inquiry in their science teaching, how their use of inquiry varies by student level, and what contextual factors relate to teachers’ inquiry implementation.


Group Membership Option

Last Updated on 21 April 2014

The NCSLA Board recently decided to offer Group memberships to NCSLA are now available for groups of at least 10 people for up to 3 years at a discount of $5 per person off the individual rate.  Non-profit organizations and school districts are urged to take advantage of this new option.  Learn more!


25 Years of NCSLA

Last Updated on 21 April 2014


Ernest R. Bibby Trust Fund

Last Updated on 01 May 2013

Contribute to the NCSLA Trust Fund!

Donations to the Trust Fund are tax deductible and help insure that NCSLA programs and services are ongoing.  The NCSLA Trust Fund was named in honor of past-president and long time champion of science education, Ernest R. Bibby.

Thank you for your support!