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  1. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but aren't sure how to do it? You aren't alone. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method right away. The book includes 22 field-tested labs that cover matter, motion and forces, energy and waves. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. The book provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, student handouts and safety information, your students will be ready to start investigating.

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    A$49.95
  2. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle years lab instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help physical science students work the way scientists do. Many of today's middle years teachers - like you - want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the change to practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.

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    A$69.95
  3. Once Upon a Life Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Reading skills and life science come together in this engaging new book for secondary teachers. Once Upon a Life Science Book makes it easy for teachers to improve their students' reading abilities and teach science content simultaneously through clearly outlined, inquiry-based lessons. Wheeler-Toppen offers science activities for students and explains how these activities relate to key scientific and curriculum concepts. Topics are varied as the cell cycle, skeletal and muscular systems, genetics and food chains are covered in a concise manner that will appeal to teachers and students alike. With this interdisciplinary volume, teachers can help students learn the science in a straightforward manner and develop strategies to improve their reading - a win-win that will delight educators.

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    A$35.95
  4. Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire
    This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3-12. You can tell a teacher wrote the book because it's so flexible and classroom friendly. Each of the 15 science activities comes with strategies for teaching a creative writing style, whether prose or poetry. The assignments work as in-class activities, homework, or final assessments for a unit. Also included are reproducible handouts, graphic organisers, writing models and scoring rubrics. Learn More
    A$39.95
  5. Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Years 3-6) (2nd ed.)

    Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science for Years 3-6 offers teachers everything needed to create a student-centred learning environment based on choice. This book provides four different types of menus that students can use to select exciting products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned, instead of using a traditional worksheet format. Topics addressed include physical science, biological science, Earth science, and scientists and the tools they use.

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    A$29.95
  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$49.95
  7. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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    A$49.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 10 Projects for the PBL Classroom

    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.

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  11. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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    A$49.95
  12. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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