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  1. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method. The book includes 27 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity and biological evolution. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. This Student Lab Manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations.

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    A$49.95
  2. Using Physics Gadgets & Gizmos, Grades 9-12: Phenomenon-Based Learning

    What student - or teacher - can resist the chance to experiment with Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs and more? The 54 experiments in Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9-12, encourage your secondary school students to explore a variety of phenomena across a range of topics. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why.

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    A$49.95
  3. Gadgets & Gizmos Phenomenon-Based Learning Series

    What teacher – or student – can resist books with titles like these? The Gadgets and Gizmos books feature Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs and more. These year-level appropriate experiments let students explore a variety of phenomena involving pressure and force, thermodynamics, light and colour, resonance, buoyancy and two-dimensional motion. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the demonstrations are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before application, PBL encourages students to first experience how gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery. The Gadgets and Gizmos books can help your students learn broader concepts, useful thinking skills, and science and engineering practices.

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    Starting at A$45.95

  4. Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: 39 New Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes

    If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, volume two of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. It offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. This book provides a collection of engaging questions (or formative assessment probes), offers field-tested teacher materials that provide 'best answers' designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold and is easy to use by time-starved teachers.

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    A$55.95
  5. Scientific Argumentation in Biology: 30 Classroom Activities

    Develop your secondary school students' understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning with this comprehensive book. Like three guides in one, Scientific Argumentation in Biology combines theory, practice and biology content. It starts by giving you solid background in why students need to be able to go beyond expressing mere opinions when making research-related biology claims. Then it provides 30 thoroughly field-tested activities your students can use when learning to propose, support and evaluate claims; validate or refute them on the basis of scientific reasoning; and craft complex written arguments.

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    A$43.95
  6. It's Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12

    This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions. Both practical and content-rich, It's Debatable! doesn't shy away from controversy. Instead, the authors encourage you and your students to confront just how messy the questions raised by science (and pseudoscience) can be. At the core of the exploration is the Socioscientific Issues Framework. The framework gives students practice in the research, analysis and argumentation necessary to grapple with difficult questions and build scientific literacy.

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    A$59.95
  7. Literacy Theory as Practice: Connecting Theory and Instruction in K-12 Classrooms

    This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the most influential theories and models of reading and literacy, ranging from behaviourism and early information-processing theories to social constructionist and critical theories. Focusing on how these theories connect with different curricular approaches to literacy instruction (preschool to Year 12), the author shows how they both shape and are shaped by everyday literacy practices in classrooms. Readers are invited to explore detailed vignettes that offer a practice-based view of theories as they are brought to life in the classroom. This book devotes substantial attention to linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms and 21st-century technologies.

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    A$45.95
  8. Proficiency Scales for Science Standards: A Framework for Science Instruction and Assessment

    Proficiency Scales for Science Standards is a two-part resource that first provides educators with an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and guidance on how to effectively apply them. Following this, the reader is supplied with over 100 ready-to-use proficiency scales created from the NGSS to help teachers assess students' progress and create their own proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum. F-12 teachers and administrators will learn how standards-based science education has evolved; and gain a clear understanding of what the NGSS are, how they are organised and how they can be used in classroom instruction.

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    A$37.95
  9. Proficiency Scales for English and Mathematics Standards

    Because the generic form of a proficiency scale is comparable across teachers, topics, subject areas and year levels, it allows teachers to compile summative scores for specific topics and increases the reliability of test design and scoring. Whether you are actively engaged in implementing a Marzano Institute initiative in your school or simply need guidance when it comes to measuring student learning, this book can help. Designed to supplement your existing practice, it contains over 110 proficiency scales that will bring new rigour and focus to your teaching and assessment practice, as well as aid in creating unique proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$38.95
  10. Vocabulary for the Australian Curriculum: Science

    The Australian Curriculum: Science presents unique demands on students to learn vocabulary and for teachers to teach it. Authors Robert J. Marzano, Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms address the needs for standards-aligned vocabulary instruction in their three-part resource, Vocabulary for the Australian Curriculum: Science. This revised Australian edition of Vocabulary for the New Generation Science Standards will guide teachers and teams toward creating a successful vocabulary program while highlighting both general academic and domain-specific terms from the science standards.

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    A$34.95
  11. ASCD Arias Publication: Getting Started with Blended Learning

    Do you want to incorporate purposeful and effective online learning into your classes but aren't sure where to begin? Here's the perfect introductory guide to planning a hybrid class for Year 4-12. Author and educator William Kist enthusiastically advocates for blended learning and he explains how to navigate the technical details of internet access and learning management systems; decide which learning experiences are best delivered online and which should be saved for face-to-face instruction; organise your online space for maximum effectiveness, respond to your students and structure online discussions that are most beneficial for students; and evaluate the design of your blended instruction and refine it for the next class.

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    A$15.00
  12. STEM Student Research Handbook

    The STEM Student Research Handbook outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This volume provides enough detail to embolden all teachers to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics student-researchers through the experimental process. Early chapters help students conceive and implement their projects, while later chapters on descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as graphical representations, help them correctly interpret their data. Final chapters enable students to effectively communicate their results by writing and documenting a STEM research essay, as well as by preparing for oral and poster presentations.

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    A$45.95

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