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  1. 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
  2. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom

    From the very first day you use them, the design challenges in this compendium will spur your students to jump right in and engage through the entire class. The activities reinforce important science content while illustrating a range of STEM skills. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom will excite students of all ages with activities involving everything from light sabers and egg racers to prosthetic arms and potatoes; apply to lessons in life and environmental science, Earth science and physical science; and work well in traditional classrooms as well as after-school programs. Next time you need an engaging STEM activity, you'll be glad you have this collection to help you blend meaningful and memorable experiences into your lessons.

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    A$32.95
  3. Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 1: 45 New Force and Motion Assessment Probes

    The 45 assessment probes in Uncovering Students Ideas in Physical Science enable teachers to find out what students really think about key ideas in force and motion. This book includes Teacher Notes, related concepts, explanations for the teacher of the force and motion ideas being taught, related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science and Mathematics, research on typical student misconceptions regarding force and motion, and suggestions for instruction and assessment. The related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science and Mathematics, match the concepts in each activity with corresponding content descriptions in the Australian Curriculum from multiple year levels.

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    A$39.95
  4. The Everyday Science Sourcebook, Revised 2nd Edition: Ideas for Teaching in the Primary and Middle Years

    Think of this unique reference book as Inspiration Central for primary and middle years science teachers. Fully updated with content selected to build on achievement standards, this new edition is full of hundreds of entries that can spark your thinking the next time you need to fill a gap in your curriculum, add a fresh element to your textbook lessons, or extend and enrich hands-on activities. The Everyday Science Sourcebook is structured like an easy-to-use thesaurus. Just look up a topic in the Index Guide, note the reference number and then use that number to find a wealth of related activities in the entry section. The Everyday Science Sourcebook deserves a prominent spot in your bookshelf. Refer to it daily as a springboard for ideas that make science memorable.

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    A$48.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    In this volume, Keeley addresses the topics of life and its diversity; structure and function; life processes and needs of living things; ecosystems and change; reproduction, life cycles and heredity; and human biology. Using the probes as diagnostic tools for identifying and analysing students' preconceptions, teachers can move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes, which provide background information on the purpose of the probes, related concepts, explanations of the life science ideas being taught and related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science.

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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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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    A$29.95
  11. ASCD Arias Publication: Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

    In this practical introduction to engineering for primary to secondary school teachers, you'll learn how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, maths and technology instruction. Pamela Truesdell highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and university and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks you through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process. It's a crucial tool for professional engineers and the key to engaging students in hands-on, collaborative projects that ask them to apply content-area knowledge to find solutions for real-world problems. This book ensures you'll have the essentials you need to kick off your students' exploration of engineering.

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    A$15.00
  12. Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental Explorations, Grades 9-12

    Welcome to Nanoscience helps biology, chemistry and Earth science teachers introduce the revolutionary fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology to secondary school students through the unique framework of the environment, specifically groundwater pollution. This volume comprises two parts. The first provides background material for the teacher and describes how education in nanoscience and nanotechnology addresses science standards, and outlines the curriculum. Each classroom-tested, inquiry-based investigation follows the BSCS 5E Instructional Model and includes step-by-step procedures, materials lists and data charts. Teachers may use the entire curriculum or pick and choose among its several parts, depending on their preferred emphasis, the course level and available time.

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    A$29.95

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