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  1. Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

    If you've ever asked yourself whether problem-based learning (PBL) can bring new life to both your teaching and your students' learning, here's your answer: yes. This all-in-one guide will help you to engage your students in scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios will prompt F-12 students to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses and constructing solutions. This book is both informative and practical. In addition to complete lesson plans that support curriculum standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips. The lessons cover four categories: Earth's landforms and water, the rock cycle and plate tectonics, weather and astronomy.

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    A$49.95
  2. Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, Grades 6–8: Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy

    Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School provides the guidance and information you need to tackle the challenge of integrating literacy into your science lessons. As authors Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither explain in the introduction, "Embedding nonfiction text and literacy activities into inquiry-based science honors the best practices of both disciplines." Research-based and classroom-tested, this book's lessons help you support student learning and maximize your time.

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    A$55.95
  3. Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12

    Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? The authors show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt F-12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips.

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    A$59.95
  4. Inside-Out: Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field, Grades 3–8

    Inside-Out covers topics such as using topographic maps to better understand landforms, exploring the physical landscape of a local area, learning how water sustains biological organisms, and discovering the relationship between soil conditions and local flora - employing both field- and classroom-based lessons to convey important environmental science concepts.

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    A$39.95
  5. Drones in Education: Let Your Students’ Imaginations Soar

    Drones are on the rise and the sky is the limit for teaching STEM skills with these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In the first guide to integrating drones into learning and teaching, authors Chris Carnahan, Laura Zieger and Kimberly Crowley provide everything teachers need to know to get a drone program off the ground at their schools. Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar was written for educators who want to know more about the advantages incorporating drones can have on the effectiveness and appeal of their curriculum. The book covers such basic but important information as which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It also provides recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas.

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    A$29.95
  6. Real-Life Science Mysteries

    Real-Life Science Mysteries puts an exciting new spin on scientific thinking by profiling real-life scientists, showing students in Years 5-8 they can use science in their everyday lives. With the more than 30 activities included in Real-Life Science Mysteries, students will be required to try their hand at solving common science problems and performing experiments while learning about real people from diverse backgrounds, all of whom share a love for discovering how things work, why things work and how things can work better.

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    A$25.95
  7. Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science

    Like your own personal survival guide, Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science is a non-technical how-to manual. The book covers all the basics: what to do on the first day of school (including icebreaker activities), preparing safe and effective lab lessons, managing the classroom, and working with in-school teams as well as parents. You'll learn how to handle cooperative learning and assessment, how to help students write effectively, and the importance of modelling for early adolescents.

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    A$29.95
  8. Mixing It Up: Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Intriguing Science in the Primary Classroom
    This book - a compilation of 24 adapted articles from NSTA's primary school journal Science and Children - offers a wealth of lesson plans and idea starters using interdisciplinary, integrated and thematic approaches. Learn More
    A$19.95
  9. Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. Whether they need to advocate for gender-neutral, STEM-enriched classrooms or want to encourage creative problem solving and persistence in their daughters, readers will find ideas to take action to help the girls in their lives break through the barriers and achieve success in STEM.

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    A$29.95
  10. Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8

    With Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8, teachers can help their students develop the skills they need to "read", or make meaning from, visual images. These skills include interpreting scientific photographs, charts, diagrams, figures, labels and graphic symbols. Students can then learn to communicate to others - perhaps by creating their own graphic representations - the understandings and insights they have acquired from visual images.

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    A$39.95
  11. Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research - also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. You do not need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in a variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

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    A$49.95
  12. Gourmet Lab: The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

    This collection of 15 hands-on experiments challenges students to take on the role of both scientists and chef, as they boil, bake and toast their way to a better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology and physics. By cooking items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry and molecular structure. The teacher pages include standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur class discussion.

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    A$55.95

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