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Science Teachers of Missouri is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. As the state chapter, STOM works closely with NSTA on education issues at the National Level.

Mission Statement:  STOM promotes the professional interests of the Missouri science education community.

STOM serves as a link with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, speaking for teachers on matters related to science education. Our members have assisted with national grant proposals, workshop presentations and revisions of key skills.
STOM partners with education agencies and institutions on grant initiatives designed to develop and enhance science educational opportunities for preschool through adult students and educators.
STOM is currently offering FREE MEMBERSHIPS to teachers! This limited-time offer will provide you with a STOM membership through Dec 31, 2015!
Visit the Membership Page  and click on the link to "Register/Renew Online" to get the process started.


DECEMBER 3–5, 2015 



     R A I S I N G  T H E  STA K E S   I N  S C I E N C E



The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching

Combining Science with Agriculture

Achieving Success with the NGSS

Top 5 reasons to attend an NSTA conference

  1. PERFORMANCE: You and your students deserve to be excellent in science.
  2. LEADERSHIP: New skills, knowledge, and activities help build educational leaders who influence others to do extraordinary things.
  3. MOTIVATION: Expert speakers, educators, and scientists serve to inspire and stimulate.
  4. PASSION: Sharing it with your peers, your mentors, and the leaders in science education is contagious.
  5. GROWTH: Your conference experience will expand your world personally and professionally.

Conference Committee Leaders

Mike Szydlowski
Conference Chairperson
K–12 Science Coordinator
Columbia Public Schools
1818 W. Worley Columbia, MO 65203

Betsy (Elizabeth) O'Day
Program Coordinator
Elementary Science Specialist
Hallsville Intermediate School
411 E. Hwy. 124 Hallsville, MO 65255

James L. Puckett
Local Arrangements Coordinator
700 S Hughes St, Hamilton MO  64644-8231


MO Secondary Science Standards Work Group Needs Your Feedback on Proposed Standards - Deadline Sept 11

This survey is designed to provide feedback to the Science (6-12) work group formed according to Missouri House Bill 1490 regarding the science performance expectations.


These proposed performance expectations are based on the feedback received from the lastsurvey results. The information provided here will be used strictly to inform our work and improve our recommendation to the Missouri State Board of Education.


Here is the link to the MIDDLE SCHOOL survey: 

Here is the link to the HIGH SCHOOL survey

This survey will be active through Friday, September 11th.  If you have any questions or comments, please email  Thank you for your assistance in helping us to develop quality standards for the students of Missouri.



HB1490 Secondary Science Work Group


Please disseminate this survey to Missouri schools districts, science teachers, parents, community members or any other Missouri resident interested in science education.

Next Generation Science Standards - 

STOM Recommendation for Adoption

STOM supports learning expectations that reflect the most current research on student learning within the field of science.  STOM believes they should be written as rigorous performance expectations that challenge students to use, apply, and critically think about science rather than memorize content. STOM also believes that many educators should be involved in the development of new science standards. It is the position of STOM that the Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed and vetted by over 10,000 science educators, be used to educate and excite Missouri students. The Next Generation Science Standards provide the appropriate content, framework, and integration that will allow our students to develop into citizens capable of understanding and evaluating the world and information around them.  


STOM strongly encourages school districts to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards and the organization is here to help those districts with the professional development, advice, and support to develop a meaningful and high-quality K-12 Science Program. 

Suggested Resources
word Science Matters in MO eBLAST - July 2 2015 (Public Resources STOM Science Matters in Missouri eBLASTS)
word Science Matters in MO eBLAST - June 23 2015 (Public Resources STOM Science Matters in Missouri eBLASTS)
word STOM ByLaws - Approved April 2015 (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)
word 2015 STOM Membership Form (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)
pdf NSTA Membership Form (NSTA Membership Forms)
Please use the attached NSTA Membership form to start/renew your NSTA membership
W9 Form 2015 (Board Resources State and Federal Tax Numbers)