The VISTA Voice

Art and Science at the Oscars

Get excited! the 2015 Oscar contenders incorporate quite a few movies featuring science (and scientists)...

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A Roller Coaster Ride of Science!

"My students were able to utilize STEM in a comprehensive way: they learned about force and motion in science; used technology to help simulate speed, weight, and friction; read and interpreted graphs to help them understand change over time and how weight and force affect speed and velocity; and engineered their roller coasters through drawing and redesigning until they came to their final designs"

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Science of the Season

Think the holiday season doesn’t fit into the realm of science? Think again!

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Twitter for Teachers

As the social media manager for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), I spend a lot of time on Twitter. It can be an invaluable tool for marketing and is just as valuable for networking and research. I love giving #twittertips and I tweet primarily on teaching and STEM. If you haven't already, find me Tags: blog


How Can VISTA Help You?

How can the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA’s) professional development program benefit 4th – 6th grade elementary teachers? Listen to what recent participants have to say...

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VISTA Founder's Family Gives Extraordinary Gift

The $2 million gift from the Sterling Family Foundation was announced Friday at the conclusion of a symposium celebrating VISTA founder Professor Donna R. Sterling’s 21-year career as a pioneer in science education...

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Apply to VISTA's Elementary Science Institute!

Applications for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA’s) summer 2015 professional development program for elementary teachers are now open!

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On the Road with STEM and Engineering

VISTA alum Wendy Severin Goldfein,a retired Fairfax County teacher who is also an author and consultant, shares her presentation experience at the regional National Science Teachers Association conference...

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14 Jokes Only Chemistry Teachers Will Get

In honor of National Chemistry Week, we have compiled this list of our favorite (admittedly cheesy) chemistry jokes. Enjoy!

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Science Takes a Field Trip

This is a guest post from Virginia Science Enrichment Teacher Allyson Greene.

Today was beyond ordinary for our 5th graders at K. W. Barrett Elementary School in northern Virginia! We went on a 4-H sponsored field trip, called Rockets to the Rescue, held at Washington,…

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