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  1. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry for middle years lab instruction right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help life science students work the way scientists do. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science to be easy to use and aligned with today's standards. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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    A$69.95
  2. Gourmet Lab: The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

    This collection of 15 hands-on experiments challenges students to take on the role of both scientists and chef, as they boil, bake and toast their way to a better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology and physics. By cooking items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry and molecular structure. The teacher pages include standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur class discussion.

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    A$55.95
  3. Which One Doesn't Belong?

    Every colourful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book,Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. In the companion Teacher's Guide, Christopher draws from both research and classroom experience to teach you how students' geometric thinking develops.

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  4. Which One Doesn't Belong: A Shapes Book (Student Book) Set of 5

    Set of 5: Every colourful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book, Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. Most curricula treat geometry as little more than vocabulary lessons. Which One Doesn't Belong? is a powerful, flexible resource that teachers can use to provoke lively discussions and deep learning about shapes with students of all ages.

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    A$49.95
  5. Which One Doesn't Belong: A Shapes Book (Student Book)

    Every colourful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book, Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. Most curricula treat geometry as little more than vocabulary lessons. Which One Doesn't Belong? is a powerful, flexible resources that teachers can use to provoke lively discussions and deep learning about shapes with students of all ages.

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  6. Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book and Teacher's Guide (Teacher's Bundle)

    This Teacher's Bundle contains one copy of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Student Book) and Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Teacher's Guide). Every colourful page of the Student Book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. In the companion Teacher's Guide, Christopher draws from both research and classroom experience to teach you how students' geometric thinking develops.

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    A$39.95
  7. Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Set of 5) and Teacher's Guide (Teacher's Bundle)

    This Teacher's Bundle contains five copies of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Student Book) and one copy of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Teacher's Guide). Every colourful page of the Student Book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. In the companion Teacher's Guide, Christopher draws from both research and classroom experience to teach you how students' geometric thinking develops.

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    A$65.95
  8. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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  9. Next Time You See a Cloud

    Next time you want to see a show, go outside and look at the sky. The clouds will put on a pageant for you with their every-changing shapes and sizes. This book reveals some fascinating science behind these beautiful displays. Author Emily Morgan, answers all kinds of questions: What are clouds made of? Why are some white? Which clouds mean fair weather is coming, and which ones means rain is on the way? If you could reach those fluffy, floaty puffs, could you jump on them like a trampoline? Next Time You See a Cloud is an engaging look at the science behind a sky-high spectacle. Make it a habit to keep looking up; there's a new show every day!

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  10. Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6

    How do you improve upon perfection? For years, new and experienced primary school teachers alike have extolled the virtues of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - the expertly combined appeal of children's picture books with science content. The award-winning, bestselling book presents ready-to-teach lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry.

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  11. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but aren't sure how to do it? You aren't alone. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method right away. The book includes 22 field-tested labs that cover matter, motion and forces, energy and waves. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. The book provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, student handouts and safety information, your students will be ready to start investigating.

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  12. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle years lab instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help physical science students work the way scientists do. Many of today's middle years teachers - like you - want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the change to practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.

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