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  1. STEM Student Research Handbook

    The STEM Student Research Handbook outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This volume provides enough detail to embolden all teachers to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics student-researchers through the experimental process. Early chapters help students conceive and implement their projects, while later chapters on descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as graphical representations, help them correctly interpret their data. Final chapters enable students to effectively communicate their results by writing and documenting a STEM research essay, as well as by preparing for oral and poster presentations.

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    A$45.95
  2. Vocabulary for the Australian Curriculum: Science

    The Australian Curriculum: Science presents unique demands on students to learn vocabulary and for teachers to teach it. Authors Robert J. Marzano, Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms address the needs for standards-aligned vocabulary instruction in their three-part resource, Vocabulary for the Australian Curriculum: Science. This revised Australian edition of Vocabulary for the New Generation Science Standards will guide teachers and teams toward creating a successful vocabulary program while highlighting both general academic and domain-specific terms from the science standards.

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    A$34.95
  3. Proficiency Scales for Science Standards: A Framework for Science Instruction and Assessment

    Proficiency Scales for Science Standards is a two-part resource that first provides educators with an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and guidance on how to effectively apply them. Following this, the reader is supplied with over 100 ready-to-use proficiency scales created from the NGSS to help teachers assess students' progress and create their own proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum. F-12 teachers and administrators will learn how standards-based science education has evolved; and gain a clear understanding of what the NGSS are, how they are organised and how they can be used in classroom instruction.

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    A$37.95
  4. It's Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12

    This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions. Both practical and content-rich, It's Debatable! doesn't shy away from controversy. Instead, the authors encourage you and your students to confront just how messy the questions raised by science (and pseudoscience) can be. At the core of the exploration is the Socioscientific Issues Framework. The framework gives students practice in the research, analysis and argumentation necessary to grapple with difficult questions and build scientific literacy.

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    A$59.95
  5. Gadgets & Gizmos Phenomenon-Based Learning Series

    What teacher – or student – can resist books with titles like these? The Gadgets and Gizmos books feature Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs and more. These year-level appropriate experiments let students explore a variety of phenomena involving pressure and force, thermodynamics, light and colour, resonance, buoyancy and two-dimensional motion. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the demonstrations are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before application, PBL encourages students to first experience how gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery. The Gadgets and Gizmos books can help your students learn broader concepts, useful thinking skills, and science and engineering practices.

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  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: 39 New Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes

    If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, volume two of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. It offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. This book provides a collection of engaging questions (or formative assessment probes), offers field-tested teacher materials that provide 'best answers' designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold and is easy to use by time-starved teachers.

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    A$55.95
  7. Scientific Argumentation in Biology: 30 Classroom Activities

    Develop your secondary school students' understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning with this comprehensive book. Like three guides in one, Scientific Argumentation in Biology combines theory, practice and biology content. It starts by giving you solid background in why students need to be able to go beyond expressing mere opinions when making research-related biology claims. Then it provides 30 thoroughly field-tested activities your students can use when learning to propose, support and evaluate claims; validate or refute them on the basis of scientific reasoning; and craft complex written arguments.

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    A$43.95
  8. Using Physics Gadgets & Gizmos, Grades 9-12: Phenomenon-Based Learning

    What student - or teacher - can resist the chance to experiment with Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs and more? The 54 experiments in Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9-12, encourage your secondary school students to explore a variety of phenomena across a range of topics. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why.

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    A$49.95
  9. 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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  10. Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

    Students may have an idea of what energy means but still lack a full understanding of how it is a part of their everyday lives. By starting with an explanation of why energy is important and what students should know, then moving on to how energy should be taught in several disciplines, Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12 can clarify how both your students and you regard instruction about energy. This valuable resource provides you with the strategies and tools you need to help students understand the crosscutting nature of the concept - an understanding that's crucial to developing a clear lens on how energy works in many contexts.

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  11. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method. The book includes 27 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity and biological evolution. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. 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 Student Lab Manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations.

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  12. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry 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 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter's structure and properties. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. 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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