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Welcome to NMLSTA

NMLSTA is THE place for middle school science educators to connect!   

NMLSTA is the ONLY science teacher association devoted to meeting the unique needs of middle school science educators.

We are a group of science educators who are excited about the connections we have made with fellow science educators across the nation!  As a team, we all can work together to stimulate, improve, and coordinate science teaching in the middle level grades, to promote the continuity of science education by developing and improving programs that begin in preschool or first grade and develop in a continuous fashion through grade twelve and beyond, to recruit and retain qualified individuals to teach science at the middle level, to develop and improve education and curriculum programs for science teachers preparing to teach at the middle level, and to improve the public identity and status of the middle level science educator.

We do all of this, all while having fun at the same time, with events at the various NSTA regional conferences, culminating with our hugely popular Meet Me In The Middle Day at the annual NSTA conference! 

We welcome you to join us by clicking on the 'Join us' link above.

Why join?

  • Recognition as a member of a national science educator association
  • Low membership cost
  • Share teaching tools and resources
  • Stay connected - Network nationally with science educators across the United States
  • Member only access to resources
  • Newsletter
  • First notice of MMITM
  • VIP status/Priority consideration to present for NMLSTA at NSTA
  • Eligible for Hurd Award with CASH prize

  • Eligible for our Classroom Teacher award given to up to 10 teachers twice each year
  • Representation at a National level

  • Offers, news, and science teacher information and opportunities

  • Opportunity to assist in planning for the Meet Me in the Middle Day at the National NSTA Conference

  • Other opportunities for leadership at a national level

NMLSTA Fall 2019 Classroom Award Winners

The Winners Are...

(alphabetical by project title):

Basic Laboratory Equipment

Karin Martinson,

Lexis Preparatory School, AZ

Discovering Scientific Inquiry Through Biographies of Famous Scientists

Susan Whitehead, 

Guthrie Upper Elementary School,OK

Laptop Pillows for Reading & Working

Rebecca Holder,

Thomas County Middle School, GA

Making Engineering Real

Brenda Farkas,

Glades Middle School, Fl

Mission to Mars

Nancy Gifford,

Monomy Regional High School, MA

Oil Spill Bioremediation Kit

Lori Reynolds,

West Vigo Middle School, IN

On the Case - Solving Crime in the Classroom

Rebecca Hillenburg,

Edgewood Junior High School, IN

Outdoor Classroom for Teachers

Maureen Smith,

Broome Tioga BOCES, NY

Robotics and Automation

Kristen Slota,

Afton Elementary School, PA

Showing 3-D Learning Through 3-D Models

David Amidon,

LaFayette Jr/Sr High, NY

Brought to you by NMLSTA and the NSTA Middle Level Teaching Committee.

The next webinar in the series will be:

August 11, 2020

Reopening the Science Classroom/Laboratory


Drs. Ken Roy and Kevin Doyle, National Safety Consultants LLC

Explore specific strategies for reopening K-12 science instructional spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic with legal safety standards and better professional practices in mind.  Nationally recognized safety and science education specialists Drs. Ken Roy and Kevin Doyle will help science teachers and supervisors address the options available to secure safer teaching/learning environments for teachers and students during this challenging time.

Click HERE to register

Register by August 10, 2020.  Limit 100 people. 

The webinar will take place at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

To access the recordings previous webinars, click on the "Members-Only Resources" link above.

Click HERE to learn about upcoming webinars.

MMITM Day 2019 at NSTA St. Louis

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Our members are eligible for awards of cash to be used in their classrooms! 

Applications for the next round of NMLSTA Classroom Teacher Awards will be available in August.

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