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  1. Coding + Math: Strengthen K–5 Math Skills With Computer Science

    How-to books related to computer science (CS) and teaching CS in K-12 environments are often either step-by-step guides or reference books, with little or no connection to pedagogy. By contract, Coding + math offers the analytical foundation teachers need to inform their practice, specifically in mathematics. This book will serve as a deep dive into CS integration for elementary teachers, providing guidelines for designing integrated CS/mathematics curricula through case studies and practical examples. Grounded in research, the book’s mini-lessons contrast visual-based coding with text-based programming and provide guidance in the selection and creation of lessons, instructional materials and CS platforms to help educators prepare students for the careers of the future.

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    A$34.95
  2. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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    A$39.95
  3. Transform Your K-5 Math Class: Digital Age Tools to Spark Learning

    Instead of drill-and-practice apps and worksheets, what if technology enabled exploration of mathematics concepts? Instead of screens for disconnected individual learning, what if technology fostered mathematical discourse and collaboration? Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching mathematics, what if we used technology to differentiate to meet students’ diverse needs? Technology has the power to support the teaching and learning of mathematics content at all grade levels, but the presence of technology is insufficient unless it’s paired with effective teaching practices and meaningful content. This book poses and unpacks the above questions and many more, with detailed classroom examples to illustrate practical strategies for integrating technology in the F-5 classroom.

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    A$31.95
  4. Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers

    Turn rubbish into invention and sharpen your engineering eye with these 10 hands-on engineering projects. Using recycled and easy-to-find materials, engineer your own motor car, catapult, glider and other completely functional machines. The activities presented in Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers address many of the Processes and Production Skills content descriptions from the Design and Technologies learning area in the Australian Curriculum, and encourage primary students to engage in assessing materials, building products, evaluating designs and problem-solving. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, exciting facts, safety tips and extended engineering and science activities for further discovery.

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    A$49.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Stepping into STEM

    The Stepping into STEM series is a collection of dynamic resources that provide guided lessons to integrate project-based learning into your science, technology, engineering and maths curricula. Each unit provides background information for teachers and students and moves from teacher-directed activities towards more open-ended activities. The culminating activity in each unit allows students to design their own unique "invention" or conduct an experiment of their own creation. Students will be challenged to work collaboratively, using a process that helps them "step into STEM" with greater competence and confidence. Each book in the Stepping into STEM series offers unique activities and opportunities for exploration.

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    Starting at A$49.95

  10. Stepping Into STEM Year 3: A Guided-to-Independent Approach to STEM-Based Learning

    In Stepping into STEM: Year 3, Year 3 students will learn about sound by designing megaphones and guitars, understand the properties of air by building and working with helicopters, examine the applications of machines in school and real life, and explore chemistry practices with capillary action and invisible ink.

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    A$49.95
  11. No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum

    With No Fear Coding, author Heidi Williams shows K - 5 educators how to embed computational thinking skills into activities for every content area, helping students learn to code and preparing them for the middle grades as they build their knowledge.

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    A$49.95
  12. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5: 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 science and English through high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books for Years 3 - 5. You'll help your students engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

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    A$55.00

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