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California Classroom Science

California Classroom Science (CCS), CSTA's signature publication, is now published electronically. It includes all the great features you've enjoyed in the printed version, packaged in a more interactive, useful way.

CCS is packed with information, news, resources, ideas, and activities of current interest to science educators. CCS is delivered to CSTA members electronically via e-mail and is available on our website for all to enjoy. Check it out! CSTA members can download printed issues of CCS from March 2009 - May 2010 pdf format), and past electronic issues: Click here to log in.

CSTA welcomes contributions, suggestions, and stories from its members. We welcome comments on items published and on science issues in general. All submissions must be submitted electronically. Attach a Word document to an email and send to CSTA reserves the right to edit all materials submitted for length and content.

Guidelines for Submission to California Classroom Science

  • All work must be original.
  • Include a title for your article.
  • Aim for about 750-1000 words, spell-checked and proofread.
  • Include your title, school, and contact email address.
  • Include captions for photos/illustrations and explicitly state whose work they are. Be sure they are not copyrighted and be sure you obtain photo releases.
  • Embed links to referenced web pages.
  • Please observe published submission deadlines – late submissions may not be included. (Deadlines are always the second to the last Tuesday of each month.)
  • CSTA reserves the right to accept or decline articles and materials for publication.

For additional information contact a member of our Publications Committee at

2014-2015 CCS Production Schedule


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July 2014

June 20, 2014

Science in the Media

August 2014

July 18, 2014

Back to School: Getting Things in Place for the School Year

September 2014

August 15, 2014

Integrating Science and Common Core Curriculum

October 2014

September 23, 2014

Informal Science Education

November 2014

October 1, 2014

Physical Sciences

December 2014

November 1, 2014

STEM PreK-12 in California

January 2015

December 1, 2014

Earth, Ocean, and Space Sciences

February 2015

January 1, 2015

Academic and Science Integrity

March 2015

February 1, 2015

Life Sciences

April 2015

March 1, 2015


May 2015

April 1, 2015

Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

June 2015

May 1, 2015

Moving into Summer: Maintaining Student Engagement

July 2015

June 1, 2015

Leadership in Science Education

For subscriptions or membership information, go to our Membership page, email us, or call CSTA at (916) 979-7004, or fax (916) 979-7023, or click here to subscribe on-line.

For information on advertising rates for California Classroom Science call (916) 979-7004 or download the rate sheet as a pdf.