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  1. Uncovering Student Ideas About Engineering and Technology: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering student ideas about engineering and technology has the potential to help you take an important first step in teaching for understanding – and perhaps transform your teaching about STEM-related topics.

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    A$44.95
  2. Science in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom, Years F–6

    Permaculture expert and educator Ross Mars is back with another collection of hands-on projects and investigations that provide students with opportunities to observe, understand and contribute to a thriving garden ecosystem. Students will follow the journey from theory to final product through the book’s six parts: understanding science in the garden, growth in the garden, changes in the garden, animals in the garden, human use of the garden and products from the garden. Each activity is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Science and the Australian Curriculum: Technologies as well as the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability. Plus, teachers can use the handy index of curriculum links to assist with their planning.

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  3. Cooperative Learning & Science: Elementary Activities, Grades 3-5

    Inspire the next generation of scientists! This book has ready-to-use activities and ideas focusing on those core ideas in life science, earth science, physical science and engineering and technology. But the standards do more than tell us what students should learn, they call for scientific practices including communication, collaboration, inquiry and problem-solving. The activities in this book are all based on cooperative, interactive structures that have students work in pairs and in teams to build, deepen and apply their science knowledge. Through interaction, students explore science at a deeper level and have more fun doing it! Stimulate students’ interest in science with these ready-to-go, engaging activities.

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    A$31.95
  4. STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials, Foundation

    STEM: Engaging hands-on challenges using everyday materials, Foundation was designed to walk you through exciting STEM challenges step-by-step! This series provides grade-level appropriate student challenges guaranteed to stimulate students as they ask, imagine, plan, create (build), test and improve. Each exploration in this book provides students with meaningful experiences to help them to understand particular concepts by using three sequential steps: a set of introductory and cross-curricular activities, two small-group centres and a science or engineering challenge. This progression of activities is designed to introduce students to new concepts, to give them hands-on experience with those concepts and to challenge them to use what they learned to solve a related problem.

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