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  1. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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  2. Got Data? Now What?: Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry

    Data can elicit powerful conversations about practice, but only if they are the right data and used strategically. Got data? Now what? offers the strategies and tools necessary to identify what’s relevant and transform struggling groups into powerful communities of learners. With this resource, group leaders can guide their teams in data-driven problem solving and decision making to improve student learning. Authors Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellmann provide: a guided tour of data terms and practices, relevant anecdotes that illustrate healthy data use and collaboration, and end-of-chapter exercises for individual and group reflection.

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    A$25.95
  3. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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  4. Predict, Observe, Explain: Activities Enhancing Science Understanding

    Predict, Observe, Explain provides Australian science teachers with more than 100 student activities to prove scientific concepts. Using the powerful, field-tested Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) strategy, the book makes it easy for novice and experienced teachers alike to incorporate a teaching method that helps students understand and even enjoy science and learning. This revised Australian edition features a scope and sequence chart showing how each chapter of the book correlates to a learning progression in the Science Understanding strand of the Australian Curriculum: Science for Years F-10.

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    A$39.95
  5. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum

    This revised edition of Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn features correlations to various strands and sub-strands from a range of Australian Curriculum subject areas, ensuring that instruction is curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning through the application and explicit teaching of various models and strategies. These strategies will see students engaging in a wide range if thinking tasks regardless of whether they are working within defined subject areas or on units that cut across traditional curriculum boundaries.

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    A$32.95
  6. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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  7. Everyday Artists: Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

    For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualising the world and creating new possibilities. This book is about young children engaging in the art of world-making. Art, not in the traditional sense, but rather as constituting a powerful tool of everyday thinking. Everyday Artists addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. Bentley uses vignettes of children's everyday activities - from block building to clean-up to outdoor play - to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children.

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    A$37.95
  8. Succeeding With Inquiry In Science And Math Classrooms

    In Succeeding With Inquiry In Science and Math Classrooms, real-world lesson plans illustrate highly effective inquiry-based instruction as you learn how to engage maths and science students at all year levels; why students should explore a subject before you explain it; how to meet rigorous standards and expectations through rich, well-aligned classroom experiences; how to develop useful formative assessments and gather critical information during every class period; and how to create effective questions that guide students' deep learning and your own professional development. No matter what your experience with inquiry-based instruction, this book will help hone your ability to plan and implement high-quality lessons that engage students and improve learning.

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    A$32.95
  9. Everyday Physical Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What can make a ball roll faster? Does the temperature of wood affect the heat of a fire? How can old-fashioned tin can telephones teach today's students about sound and technology? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Physical Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. The 21 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on physical science, including motion, friction, temperature, forces and sound. The stories that accompany the science lessons come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards.

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    A$29.95
  10. Everyday Life Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    How do tiny buys get into oatmeal? What makes children look like - or different from - their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including heredity, botany, human physiology, zoology, reproduction, life cycles and health. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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  11. Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? Do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate and geology. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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  12. Primary Science Readers: I Wonder Why Series

    Science educators have long known the benefits of using children's picture books to help teach important science concepts. And every parent has experienced strings of "why" questions from little ones! The I Wonder Why book series is written to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by award-winning science educator Lawrence F. Lowery. Each book is full-colour, 250 x 180 mm (B5) and 36 pages in length.

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