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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.


Members are encouraged to review and vote their approval of the STOM ByLaws - Revised February 2015. 

An E-Vote has been created on the STOM Website and active members are on the list of eligible voters. 

You can read the ByLaws by clicking on the link in the Suggested Resources at the bottom of this page.

Please note that polls for this E-Vote close on April 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Your review and vote for adoption is appreciated.



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.


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 STOM ByLaws - Revised February 2015 - to be approved by Membership Vote (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)
word 2015 STOM Membership Form (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)
pdf STOM By-Laws (2012 June) (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)
Current STOM By-Laws
W9 Form 2015 (Board Resources State and Federal Tax Numbers)
pdf NSTA Membership Form (NSTA Membership)
Please use the attached NSTA Membership form to start/renew your NSTA membership
word Are Your Grade 5 and Grade 8 Students MAP Ready? DESE Tools and Tips for 2015 (Public Resources DESE MAP Assessment Resources (includes those that are no longer found on MO DESE site))
This document describes the Spring 2015 online test practice tools, tips for preparing students, and STOM archive of DESE MAP resources previously housed on the DESE website.