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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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    Starting at A$15.00

  5. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students that spans from early primary to early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages that emphasise the progressive, ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the curriculum. This field-tested method of moving from basic understanding to critical analysis of text was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  6. 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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    Starting at A$15.00

  7. Learning and Teaching Scientific Inquiry: Research and Applications

    Science teacher educators, curriculum specialists, professional development facilitators and F-8 teachers are bound to increase their understanding and confidence when teaching inquiry after a careful reading of this definitive work. Advancing a new perspective, James Jadrich and Crystal Bruxvoort assert that scientific inquiry is best taught using models in science rather than focusing on scientists' activities. Educators will find detailed examples, practice problems, activities and lesson ideas that apply research findings to practical scenarios for the classroom. Learning and Teaching Scientific Inquiry will help teachers integrate authentic scientific inquiry into their science programs.

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    A$45.95
  8. Whole-Class Inquiry: Creating Student-Centered Science Communities

    Dennis Smithenry and Joan Gallagher-Bolos want to help you transform your secondary school science classroom into a student-led scientific community in which your students take ownership of their projects and mimic real-world exploration. Whole-Class Inquiry provides firsthand descriptions of Joan's aims and observations - and her introspective analysis - while she skilfully moves her chemistry class toward the ultimate goal of whole-class inquiry. Dennis's commentary and research affirm the value of the process. On the two included DVDs you can see and hear the subtle details and methods involved in the transformation as the class completes three different projects onscreen.

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    A$59.95
  9. Next Time You See Series

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult - be it a parent, teacher or friend - the Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.

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    Starting at A$19.95

  10. Next Time You See Complete Set

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See Complete Set. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. The Next Time You See Complete Set contains the following books: Next Time You See a Firefly (NST6446), Next Time You See a Maple Seed (NST6125), Next Time You See a Slater (NST6149), Next Time You See a Seashell (NST6392), Next Time You See a Spider Web (NST8979), Next Time You See a Sunset (NST6361) and Next Time You See the Moon (NST9167).

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    A$100.00
  11. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  12. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry for middle years lab instruction right away. The book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution and heredity. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. This manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations.

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    A$49.95

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