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  1. Could You Live Underwater?: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum Unit for Curious Learners

    In this engaging design thinking adventure, students utilise STEM skills and creative thinking to research, design and build prototypes of the underwater house of the future! After researching the effects of climate change on people throughout the world, learners narrow their focus to tackle an aspect of designing underwater that grabs their imaginations. The unit includes six modules with flexible time constraints, meaning teachers can implement the unit in as little as six class periods or as many as six weeks. At every stage, learners draw on creativity and collaboration as they build STEM skills while completing fun activities that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English and Technologies content descriptions for Years 5 and 6.

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    A$35.95
  2. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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  3. Energising Smart Starters - Science: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. Start off a unit on space objects with Extraterrestrial Questions, or a fitness-nutrition unit with Would You? Could You? Or, use Spinning Eggs to introduce students to density concepts. Have students been away from study of the body systems for a while? Refresh what they know about the skeletal system with Bone Maps, or strengthen their knowledge of weather with Weather or Not. Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced and stimulate minds.

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    A$15.95
  4. Amusement Park of the Future: STEM Road Map for the Middle Years

    What if you could challenge your middle years students to design an amusement park for children of tomorrow to safely enjoy? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Amusement Park of 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. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning. Drawing on their previous experience with amusement parks or carnival rides, students will work in teams to complete the exercises.

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    A$35.95
  5. 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

  6. Stepping Into STEM Middle Years: A Guided-to-Independent Approach to STEM-Based Learning

    In Stepping into STEM: Middle Years, middle years students will design and build kites, learn about static electricity, build multi-level structures and use chemistry principles to fuel a rocket! Using the Design Process just like adult engineers and scientists, middle years students will find these STEM units engaging and informative.

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    A$49.95
  7. Reader's Theatre Theme Collection Teacher's Resource: Earth Science Adventures

    Get all students into the act with Reader's Theatre Theme Collection Teacher’s Resource scripts written at a wide range of reading levels! Character roles written for on-, above- and below-level readers. Includes literacy activities to extend and assess learning, and character education connections to encourage good citizenship. Teaching tips and instructions customised for each script. Each Reader's Theatre Theme Collection Teacher’s Resource includes plays that build content concepts and fluency together. A five-day instructional model helps you get the most out of every script. Multi-levelled scripts in Earth Science Adventures: Above the Clouds; Tornado!; Wild Weather; The Three Sisters.

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    A$45.95
  8. Graphic Organisers for Science

    In today's world scientific literacy has become a necessity for everyone. The learning, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving that are part of science inquiry serve students in all areas of life and learning. Research shows that the use of visual tools increases performance in all these areas. The goals of most modern curricula encourage student engagement in 'hands-on' and 'minds-on' activities; graphic organisers give students a way to evaluate and communicate what they've learned through a combination of the two. They offer a workable way to manage the content, concepts and processes of science. Graphic Organisers for Science is one workbook resource needed by every student and teacher.

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    A$35.95
  9. 10 Projects for the PBL Classroom: Science

    Each book in the 10 Projects for the PBL Classroom series provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st-century skills. Projects are aligned to the Australian Curriculum, allowing students to explore and be creative as well as gain enduring understanding. Each project represents a type of performance assessment, including portfolios, oral presentations, research papers, and exhibitions. Included for each project is a suggested calendar to allow teacher scheduling, mini-lessons that allow students to build capacity and gain understanding, as well as multiple rubrics to objectively assess student performance. The lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow format, enabling teachers to implement projects immediately. Years 3–6

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    A$32.95
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. When the Sun Goes Dark

    This full-colour, illustrated book introduces young astronomers to the extraordinary science behind eclipses. It tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two hula hoops and table tennis balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, the family learns about safe ways to view a solar eclipse and ponders phenomena from sunspots to phases of the Moon. When the Sun Goes Dark gives children and adults vivid examples of hands-on techniques to learn about the marvels of the universe.

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    A$19.95

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