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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. Next Time You See Complete Set

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See Complete Set. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. The Next Time You See Complete Set contains the following books: Next Time You See a Firefly (NST6446), Next Time You See a Maple Seed (NST6125), Next Time You See a Slater (NST6149), Next Time You See a Seashell (NST6392), Next Time You See a Spider Web (NST8979), Next Time You See a Sunset (NST6361) and Next Time You See the Moon (NST9167).

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    A$100.00
  8. Learning and Teaching Scientific Inquiry: Research and Applications

    Science teacher educators, curriculum specialists, professional development facilitators and F-8 teachers are bound to increase their understanding and confidence when teaching inquiry after a careful reading of this definitive work. Advancing a new perspective, James Jadrich and Crystal Bruxvoort assert that scientific inquiry is best taught using models in science rather than focusing on scientists' activities. Educators will find detailed examples, practice problems, activities and lesson ideas that apply research findings to practical scenarios for the classroom. Learning and Teaching Scientific Inquiry will help teachers integrate authentic scientific inquiry into their science programs.

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    A$45.95
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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    A$29.95
  12. 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

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