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

    This second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book's heart are 25 'probes' - easily administered formative assessments will determine your students' thinking on 60 core science concepts in a variety of areas, including light, sound, matter, gravity, heat, temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use before you start a topic or unit. Each probe has been field-tested across multiple year levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle, and will help you understand what your students are thinking and adjust your instruction accordingly.

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    A$45.95
  2. 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
  3. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM Series

    Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and digital literacy into the Preschool–Year 3 curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning units and scaffolded activities through which young students design, create and use learning/play centres. The books in the Year-Round Project-Based Activities for STEM series each present fun, hands-on units that incorporate a combination of science, technologies and engineering, and mathematics principles, each broken down into five phases with specific guidelines, options for adjustments and suggestions for parent support. This “learning-by-doing” approach is fun, and it allows learning to come naturally as children who are bubbling with different abilities, backgrounds and ideas work together – all while meeting important Australian Curriculum requirements!

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    Starting at A$49.95

  4. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM, Years 1-2
    This book presents 8 units that require students to think creatively, to take risks and to put what they are learning into practice. Meanwhile, the teacher can continually assess what students are learning and make any necessary adjustments. This book actually makes learning fun – while meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum! Learn More
    A$49.95
  5. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM, Years F-1
    Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering and maths PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and digital literacy into the F–1 curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning units through which young students design, create and use learning/play centres, including an airport, a pizzeria, a bowling alley and more! Learn More
    A$49.95
  6. STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials Series

    Use materials found in the classroom or recycling bin to enhance your students’ understanding of science and engineering! This series is designed to guide you through exciting, age-appropriate STEM challenges, with students working together to make sense of phenomena and design solutions to problems. Each lesson is guaranteed to stimulate students as they ask, imagine, plan, create, test and improve their designs. Academic vocabulary, time frames and formative assessments specific to each challenge are also provided to ensure student success.

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    Starting at A$49.95

  7. STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials, Year 1

    STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials is designed to walk you through exciting STEM challenges step-by-step! This series provides age-appropriate student challenges guaranteed to stimulate students as they ask, imagine, plan, create (build), test and improve designs they created themselves. In each challenge, students will be making sense of phenomena and/or coming up with solutions to a problem as they build a clearer understanding of science and engineering practices.

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    A$49.95
  8. The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?

    This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (Preschool-Year 3). Highlighting their many commonalities such as the processes involved in creative problem-solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children's ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills and developmentally appropriate skills.

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    A$42.95
  9. Wind Energy: STEM Road Map for Primary School

    What if you could challenge your primary school students to develop an economical, eco-friendly wind farm? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Wind Energy outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate the interactions of Earth's systems, including geography, weather and wind. In-depth and flexible, Wind Energy can be used as a whole unit of in part to meet the needs of districts, schools and teachers who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.

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    A$35.95
  10. Transportation in the Future: STEM Road Map for Primary School

    What if you could challenge your primary school students to design the train of the future? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Transportation in the Future outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. The STEM Road Map Curriculum Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. In-depth and flexible, Transportation in the Future can be used as a whole unit of in part to meet the needs of districts, schools and teachers who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.

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    A$35.95
  11. Harnessing Solar Energy: STEM Road Map for Primary School

    What if you could challenge your primary school students to use solar energy to provide the world with clean water? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Harnessing Solar Energy outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate energy and energy sources, with a focus on solar energy and water scarcity.

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    A$35.95
  12. Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes for Years F–2

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science is an invaluable resource for classroom and preservice teachers and professional development providers. This book's age-appropriate probes will help you teach more effectively by starting with students' ideas and adapting instruction to support conceptual change.

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    A$49.95

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