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  1. A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    This book nurtures a lifelog love of science in children – and helps them find joy while doing it. Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the 24 inquiry-based activities in this book to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. A Head Start on Life Science follows up on the popular A Head Start on Science. The new book lets you generate greater interest in life science, offer related learning opportunities, extend beyond the classroom and use the material easily and in a variety of settings. All lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, plus relevant background to help you prepare. You can use them in preschools, primary schools, information science settings and home schools.

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    A$35.95
  2. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years F-1, 2nd Edition

    Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of text. Students in Years F-1 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years F-1 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas. The second edition includes new readings and ladders for students to use.

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    A$47.95
  3. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, F–2: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM Learning

    For teachers who are eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons is an exciting development. This book's 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects, as well as English, through high-quality picture books. You'll help your F - 2 students engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

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    A$55.00
  4. Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry

    Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement Genius Hour, or passions projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilise the six Ps - passion, plan, pitch, project product and presentation - as a map for students to follow as they create, design and carry out projects. Students will experience personalised learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the Genius Hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators.

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    A$24.95
  5. Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, F–5

    Since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: primary school teachers are constantly clamouring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books!

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    A$65.95
  6. More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, F-4

    Teachers raved when Picture-Perfect Science Lessons was first published. They loved its lively mix of kid-magnet books, curriculum-based science content and ready-to-teach lessons. So what could be more perfect? More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons! This volume offers 14 new lessons that combine picture books and inquiry to develop students' interest in science and reading.

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    A$65.95
  7. A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    For the littlest scientists, the whole wide world can be a laboratory for learning. Nurture their natural curiosity with this treasury of 89 hands-on science activities specifically designed for children ages 3-7. The activities are grouped into seven stimulating topic areas: the senses, weather, physical science, creepy-crawlies, water and water mixtures, seeds, and nature walks. Because the activities have been field-tested by more than a thousand teachers over ten years, you'll find this collection unusually easy to use in a variety of settings, including primary schools, preschool programs and day care. In addition to clear background and a master materials list, you get step-by-step procedures and comments and questions to pose to children.

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    A$45.95
  8. From Flower to Fruit

    From Flower to Fruit will transform curious readers - children and adults - into budding botanists. The book draws you in with the twin charms of rich illustrations and an engaging narrative. But this is more than just a pretty storybook. It sparks curiosity about the parts of a flower and the vital roles of bees and seeds in plant reproduction. Six kid-friendly activities and background information for parents and teachers complement the text. The authors also encourage you to explore several mysteries: How does a seed change as it sprouts into a plant? Why do scientists call a tomato a fruit? Can some fruits really fly, float, and stick to your socks?

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    A$19.95
  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. 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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    A$35.95
  11. 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
  12. 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

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