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

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry will provide you with the information and instructional materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry for your secondary school lab instruction. This book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help chemistry students work the way scientists do. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry 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. Forensics in Chemistry: The Case of Kirsten K.

    How did Kirsten's body wind up at the bottom of a lake - and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of secondary school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of hands-on, weeklong labs, and provides vivid lessons in why chemistry concepts are relevant and how they connect. Gain the confidence to use inquiry-based strategies and performance-based assessments with a complex chemistry curriculum.

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    A$39.95
  4. Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

    Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science data on the topics of paleoclimate, weather forecasting, earthquakes, estuaries, watersheds, and hydrothermal vents. Students step into scientists' shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data. For the teacher, each puzzle is supported by an extensive Pedagogical Content Knowledge Guide with background information, required student skills, common student misconceptions, an answer key to the questions in the student section, and a bank of resources for further exploration of the topics.

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  5. Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research - also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. You do not need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in a variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

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  6. More Everyday Engineering: Putting the E in STEM Teaching and Learning

    What makes a windup toy get up and go? How does an earbud operate? And why does the line you're waiting in always seem the slowest? This book is an ideal resource for sparking students' interest in the marvels of engineering behind seemingly simple items and events. Thirteen activities focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse-engineering to learn how something works and constructing and testing models.

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  7. Extreme Science: From Nano to Galactic

    From microbes to mammoths, dinosaurs to diatoms, molecules to stars, the very large and the very small fascinate students. Capitalise on that interest and help your biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and mathematics students develop quantitative evaluation with Extreme Science. The investigations in this book are designed to help students develop a comprehensive and flexible sense of scale through experiences with the quantitative units and tools of science. Investigations build on research that has documented how people learn scale. The activities help students learn to invent scales, develop benchmarks and apply body rulers. 

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    A$45.95
  8. Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations

    A subject of worldwide interest and concern, climate change is especially relevant to today's secondary school and university students, who will be living with its effects as they grow older. With biology as its focal point, this book uses current scientific literature and field-tested activities to help you and your students become more scientifically literate about this pressing global problem. Six field-tested case studies allow students to explore the impact that a changing climate has on penguin communities in the Antarctic Peninsula, polar bears and Arctic wildlife management, wolves as a stabilising factor in ecosystems, bird migration and breeding, pollen allergies in the Northern Hemisphere and heat waves from pole to pole.

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    A$29.95
  9. Once Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen knows what it's like to work with students who struggle to understand their science texts. Once Upon an Earth Science Book came about because she couldn't find a resource that shows how to integrate literacy and earth and environmental science - so she wrote one. Practical and easy to use, Once Upon an Earth Science Book provides everything you need to boost students' skills in both science and literacy. The book starts with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to secondary schools students. Then, the twelve content chapters give you hands-on science activities with engaging titles, writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read and assessment exercises to give you feedback on what your students are learning.

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  10. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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  11. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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  12. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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