Dr. Karen Ostlund is the Past President (2012-2013) of the National Science Teaching Association. She currently teaches science courses for elementary education majors in the UTeach program in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a doctorate in Science Education, University of Minnesota. Karen taught grade levels K-6, and both undergraduate and graduate college level courses. She has coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers. Karen was a winner of the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teaching Award at the Undergraduate College Level.
Sheryl Mercier is currently retired from everyday teaching but still "teaches" by sharing her ideas and illustrations for science. She holds a Masters in Science Education from Fresno Pacific University, in Fresno,California. Sheryl taught grade levels K through 9 and graduate college level courses. She was the original illustrator for the AIMS Project, coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers and was the winner in California for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
We offer many hands -on, creative lessons and assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards.
We believe that all students learn by experience- doing science. We are committed to presenting only quality lessons.