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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy: 45 New Formative Assessment Probes

    What do your students know - or think - about what causes night and day, why days are shorter in winter and how to tell a planet from a star? Find out with Uncovering Students Ideas in Astronomy. The book is organised into five sections: the Nature of Planet Earth; the Sun-Earth System; Modelling the Moon; Dynamic Solar System; and Stars, Galaxies and the Universe. The 45 assessment probes provide situations that will pique your students' interest while helping you understand how your students think about key ideas related to the universe and how it operates. The Teacher Notes provided for each probe include the probe's purpose, related concepts, a scientific explanation and advice on administration.

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    A$42.95
  8. Models-Based Science Teaching

    Humans perceive the world by constructing mental models - telling a story, interpreting a map, reading a book. Every way we interact with the world involves mental models, whether creating new ones or building on existing models with the introduction of new information. In Models-Based Science Teaching, author and educator Steven Gilbert explores the concept of mental models in relation to the learning of science and how we can apply this understanding when we teach science. Practising science teachers at all levels who want to explore new and better ways to frame and model science will find value in this book. Rather than advocating a rigid curriculum, Gilbert asserts that models-based science teaching embraces the creativity inherent in science and in learning.

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    A$32.95
  9. More Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    Thomas O'Brien uses 22 inquiry-oriented discrepant events to challenge students' preconceived ideas and urge them to critically examine evidence, draw inferences and review their initial explanations with their peers. More Brain-Powered Science is the perfect dual-purpose activity book for Years 6-12 science teachers who aim to stimulate and motivate their students while expanding their own scientific understanding. This revised Australian edition features correlations with the strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science, including various content descriptions for the science activities.

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    A$37.95
  10. Science Fair Warm-Up: Learning the Practice of Scientists, Years 8-12

    This book, for Years 8-12, further develops the ideas about practice of scientists that were introduced in the first two books. In addition, many of the problems students will encounter are very challenging, so much so that the problems have been used with both Year 8 and tertiary-level graduates in field testing. As well as offering original investigations, the book provides problem-solving exercises to let students hone the inquiry skills to carry projects through independently. This revised Australian edition of Science Fair Warm-Up strongly correlates with two of the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science, featuring comprehensive practice in making predictions, conducting experiments and reporting results in every activity.

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    A$15.95
  11. Diagnosis for Classroom Success: Making Anatomy & Physiology Come Alive, Student Edition

    By blending the power of story with engaging investigations, Diagnosis for Classroom Success will cure what ails your lecture-weary biology classes. The story set-up works this way: After conducting research at a rigorous medical school, your students arrive for their first day of hospital duty only to be confronted with four sick patients, each with a different mystery ailment. How can teams of student physicians come up with the correct diagnoses? By getting deeply involved in inquiry-based science as they learn about major body systems plus sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy and diabetes. This Student Edition of Diagnosis for Classroom Success guides students while they examine medical records, form hypotheses and conduct simulated lab tests.

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    A$19.95
  12. Clones, Cats, and Chemicals: Thinking Scientifically About Controversial Issues

    If you want students to think - really think - about the science behind some of today's toughest controversies, this book will give you both the facts and the framework to provoke fascinating discussions. Clones, Cats, and Chemicals challenges students to confront scientific and social problems that offer few black-and-white choices. They're presented as 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, technology and mathematics. Each question is presented as a two-part unit: concise scientific background and possible alternative resolutions for the teacher and a reproducible essay, questions and activities to guide students in debating and decision making.

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    A$9.95

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