Get the most out of your reading experience by downloading the NSTA Reader app, from the National Science Teachers Association.
Use the app to access hundreds of NSTA books packed with the very best in pedagogy and content--all specifically designed for science educators.
Try out the NSTA Reader for yourself. Read, take notes, and highlight text whether online or offline.
Be sure to explore our full line-up of NSTA Press books: And don't forget to dive into the our highly interactive enhanced e-books--known as E-books+--with the help of this powerful tool.
Ratings and Reviews
Downloaded the ebook I bought but can’t open it— the app keeps popping up a window that says the book needs to sync, but I’ve synced a million times. I made sure the app doesn’t need updating too 😔
Reader never worked
I have always gotten a message and spinning ball saying the library is being updated. I contacted NSTA help and they forwarded all of my data (iOS version, iPad version, memory available, wifi speed, etc.) to the app developer, who says they cannot recreate the problem. The lady at NSTA was wonderful and helpful, but I got nowhere with the developer because I'm not home during business hours to talk to them about it. And I'm too busy with students at school to talk to anybody but students.
I got the reader running now on Safari on the iPad. The web browser version doesn't seem to work with Chrome. So I am reading my enhanced ebook now in the browser. I cannot recommend this app at all.
I'm getting a wrist cramp trying to highlight one of the texts I'm reading...very difficult to get the desired section just right (app wants to grab half-words, entire pages, previous sentences...). Plus, why do I have to click a second time to confirm what I'm highlighting??As well, there's no way to enlarge text to a reasonable level; you can enlarge by pinching, but the app reverts to the original size on the next page (*after* you wait on the text from the previous page to disappear). NSTA/app developers, please fix these bugs!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.