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  1. Once Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen knows what it's like to work with students who struggle to understand their science texts. Once Upon an Earth Science Book came about because she couldn't find a resource that shows how to integrate literacy and earth and environmental science - so she wrote one. Practical and easy to use, Once Upon an Earth Science Book provides everything you need to boost students' skills in both science and literacy. The book starts with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to secondary schools students. Then, the twelve content chapters give you hands-on science activities with engaging titles, writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read and assessment exercises to give you feedback on what your students are learning.

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    A$39.95
  2. Extreme Science: From Nano to Galactic

    From microbes to mammoths, dinosaurs to diatoms, molecules to stars, the very large and the very small fascinate students. Capitalise on that interest and help your biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and mathematics students develop quantitative evaluation with Extreme Science. The investigations in this book are designed to help students develop a comprehensive and flexible sense of scale through experiences with the quantitative units and tools of science. Investigations build on research that has documented how people learn scale. The activities help students learn to invent scales, develop benchmarks and apply body rulers. 

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    A$45.95
  3. Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6

    How do you improve upon perfection? For years, new and experienced primary school teachers alike have extolled the virtues of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - the expertly combined appeal of children's picture books with science content. The award-winning, bestselling book presents ready-to-teach lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry.

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    A$65.95
  4. 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
  5. Quiet as a Butterfly: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    From a clock's tick in the morning to a father's snores at night, sounds are everywhere. That's what an attentive boy discovers as he listens his way through a school day. He perceives that sounds can be loud or soft and low or high. And sometimes, he notices that things like butterflies and wiggling worms are so quiet, he can't hear them at all. The point of this gentle book is not to explain how your sense of hearing works; rather, it aims to sharpen your awareness of all you can hear ... and all you can learn when you listen. Quiet as a Butterfly is part of the I Wonder Why series, written to ignite the curiosity of children while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  6. Look and See: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    This lively book's title makes the perfect motto for young scientists: Look and See! With the help of charming text and bright pictures, you learn just how much you can use your sense of sight. Toys and tools, birds and bugs, flowers and fish, and alligators and apple trees all invite you to look carefully. Soon you'll be comparing objects around you and looking for patterns. Before you know it, you'll be gazing beyond this delightful book to see more details in the world around you.Look and See is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-3 while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  7. Fragrant as a Flower: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    Follow your nose! This book invites you to learn what your sense of smell can teach you as you amble around town. Go along as a little boy listens to his dad's tale about taking in the deliciousness of a pastry shop, the woodsy smells of a timber yard, the nose-wrinkling stink of street repairs, the sweet scents of flower and fruit markets, and the freshness of spring on its way. You'll agree when he says, "Everywhere I go, there is a new smell to know." Then you can go exploring with your own nose! Fragrant as a Flower is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in Year F-3 while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  8. 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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  9. Companion Classroom Activities for Stop Faking It! Force and Motion

    Stop Faking It! Force and Motion helped thousands of teachers, parents, and homeschoolers conquer topics from Newton's laws to the physics of space travel. Now Companion Classroom Activities for Stop Faking It! Force and Motion proves an ideal supplement to the original book - or a valuable resource of its own. The hands-on activities and highly readable explanations allow students to first investigate concepts, then discuss learned concepts, and finally apply the concepts to everyday situations. Each activity includes an objective, materials list, National Science Education Standards addressed, approximate completion time, and detailed step-by-step instructions.

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    A$39.95
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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