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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. 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
  3. Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    Thomas O'Brien takes 33 science inquiry activities higher by using experiments based on the science of a 'discrepant event' - an experiment or demonstration in which the outcome is not what students expect. While this book is designed for use with Year 6-12 students, F-5 Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions are also included to illustrate the appropriate prerequisite work that students should engage in prior to participating in these activities. This thought-provoking text includes many up-to-date online resources, as well as extensions to each of the physical science, biology and chemistry activities.

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    A$37.95
  4. Even More Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    This Australian edition of Even More Brain-Powered Science uses 13 inquiry-oriented, discrepant events to dispute misconceptions and challenge students to critically examine evidence, draw inferences and review their initial explanations with their peers. These interactive lessons use readily available, inexpensive materials to engage the natural curiosity of both teachers and students and create new levels of scientific understanding, and include links the Australian Curriculum: Science, including the rationale, aims, cross-curriculum priorities, content descriptions and links to other learning areas. Each easy-to-use chapter includes an expected outcome, an explanation of the science and science education concepts, discussion points, the procedure and a list of related websites.

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    A$37.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Clones, Cats, and Chemicals: Thinking Scientifically About Controversial Issues

    If you want students to think - really think - about the science behind some of today's toughest controversies, this book will give you both the facts and the framework to provoke fascinating discussions. Clones, Cats, and Chemicals challenges students to confront scientific and social problems that offer few black-and-white choices. They're presented as 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, technology and mathematics. Each question is presented as a two-part unit: concise scientific background and possible alternative resolutions for the teacher and a reproducible essay, questions and activities to guide students in debating and decision making.

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    A$9.95
  10. Science Fair Warm-Up: Learning the Practice of Scientists, Years 5-8

    This book, for Years 5-8, is particularly suited for those students who have not participated in a science fair before, as it lays the foundation for the ideas developed in the later books about the practices of scientists. Even students who have experienced science fairs will find many ideas about scientific practices that are new to them. In addition to offering original investigations, the book provides problem-solving exercises to help students develop the inquiry skills to carry the projects through. This revised Australian edition of Science Fair Warm-Up strongly correlates with two of the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science, featuring comprehensive practice in making predictions, conducting experiments and reporting results in every activity.

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    A$15.95
  11. More Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    Thomas O'Brien uses 22 inquiry-oriented discrepant events to challenge students' preconceived ideas and urge them to critically examine evidence, draw inferences and review their initial explanations with their peers. More Brain-Powered Science is the perfect dual-purpose activity book for Years 6-12 science teachers who aim to stimulate and motivate their students while expanding their own scientific understanding. This revised Australian edition features correlations with the strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science, including various content descriptions for the science activities.

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    A$37.95
  12. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts, using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary. Students will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder.

    The new second editions for the Jacob's Ladder: Gifted Reading Comprehension series include various additions and enhancements to the successful first editions, notably new readings and ladders for student use, as well as many miscellaneous improvements.

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