Journal of Virginia Science Education

Teachers-to-be, educators of all levels, school administrators, and informal science educators are invited to submit papers to be considered for publication in JVSE. JVSE is a peer-reviewed professional journal of the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. JVSE is supported by editors, reviewers, and an editorial review board. The principal criterion for the acceptance of a manuscript will be that it contributes to strengthening the teaching and learning of science. To learn more, contact Anne Mannarino at

Guidelines for submission can be downloaded here.

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Read the Latest Journal! Vol. 10 No. 2, Spring/Summer 2016

Contributors to this journal and their article include:

1.  Kianga Thomas , Norfolk State University:  African American Students and STEM

2.  Natalie Powers, & Meredith Kier, College of William and Mary: Meeting Diverse Needs Through Scientific Fluency: A synthesis of research-based recommendations  promote scientific literacy for all students

3.  Trina L. Spencer, Edith P. Rudd, Wanda I. Velez, Tracy M. Walker, & Leslie Whiteman,Virginia State University: Pilot Study of an Elementary Summer Learning Experience: Sci-Tastic (Science is Fantastic!) Summer Camp

4.  Arthur W. Bowman, & Kianga Thomas, Norfolk State University: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Science Education in General and STEM

5.  Harold Geller, George Mason University: Do Students Who Complete Examinations Sooner Do Better Or Worse Than Those Who Take Longer to Complete the Exam?

6.  Jenny Sue Flannagan, Regent University: Quality formative assessment in Action

7.  Meredith Kier, College of William and Mary: Vexations and Venture: Considering Cultural Relevance and Social Presence in Distance  Learning  and  Professional Development for Underserved Youth

8.  Anne Mannarino: Regent University: Book Review:  STEM Research for Students Volume 1: Understanding Scientific Experimentation, Engineering Design, and Mathematical Relationships and STEM Research for Students Volume 2: Creating Effective Science Experiments, Engineering Designs, and Mathematical Investigations

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Past issues

Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2015

Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2013

Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2011

Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2010

Vol. 3, No. 2, November 2009

Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2008

Vol. 2, No. 1, November 2007

Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2007

Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2006