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  1. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book's heart are 25 'probes' - easily administered formative assessments will determine your students' thinking on 60 core science concepts in a variety of areas, including light, sound, matter, gravity, heat, temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use before you start a topic or unit. Each probe has been field-tested across multiple year levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle, and will help you understand what your students are thinking and adjust your instruction accordingly.

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    A$50.95
  2. Beyond the Egg Drop: Infusing Engineering Into High School Physics
    Problem: You’re eager to expand your physics curriculum and engage your students with engineering content but you don’t know how. Solution: Use the approach and lessons in Beyond the Egg Drop to infuse engineering into what you’re already teaching, without sacrificing time for teaching physics concepts. In addition to a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into your science curriculum, this book provides 24 flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics. Lessons also include examples of student work; incorporate strategies for assessment, teaching, and student learning; and connect to A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.   
    And like the venerable egg-drop experiment, these are classroom-tested lessons that are designed to truly engage your students. You can tell your students will tune in from the lesson titles—from “Bumper Cars” to “Zombie Apocalypse Flashlight.” Developed as part of Project Infuse, a National Science Foundation study, the lessons in Beyond the Egg Drop will make it easier to include engineering concepts and skills without having to restructure your existing physics curriculum.
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    A$65.95
  3. The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources, Workbook – Revised Edition
    What do you want to do, be, and have in the future? The R Rules is a resource that supports students and teens in answering and acting on that question. This revised, expanded, and updated edition expands the use of technology and online activities and resources. Students will find tools and processes designed to improve performance and the experience of schools, the workplace – and life. Objectives, reflection, and assessment tools were created to enhance teaching effectiveness for educators. Learn More
    A$27.95
  4. 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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  5. Energising Smart Starters - Writing Prompts: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change extra moments in a classroom into teachable moments. The Smart Starters in this book, Writing Prompts, are packed full of great writing ideas to encourage students to practise and polish different writing modes. The starters are grouped by writing modes. As you introduce a new type of writing, have students practise that mode. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the quick write into a full-blown writing project. Dust off those rusty skills with a Smart Starter. Use them anytime to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains. In addition, Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems.

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    A$17.95
  6. Energising Smart Starters - Grammar and Punctuation: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Each Smart Starter activity can be completed in a few minutes to provide the satisfaction of quick success and focus minds for further learning on the subject of Grammar and Punctuation. Activities are grouped by skill sets to be used to begin a unit, review a concept, expand into a larger lesson or just make every moment in the classroom a learning moment. One or more might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines or to expand the warm-up into a full-blown writing project. Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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    A$17.95
  7. Dr Birdley Teaches Science
    The Dr Birdley Teaches Science series presents a fun and exciting new way to teach science to your Years 9-12 students. Each book features comics that explain critical concepts in science using easy-to-understand terminology, engaging illustrations and memorable characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives - correlating to the Australian F-10 Curriculum: Science and Senior Secondary Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physics - and makes science accessible to all learners. Learn More

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  8. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Properties of Matter

    Properties of Matter, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Properties of Matter features chemistry topics including: the scientific method; mass, volume and density; boiling point; chemical and physical properties; density and buoyancy; and phases of matter.

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    A$32.95
  9. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Parts of the Cell

    Parts of the Cell, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Parts of the Cell features biology topics including: three parts of the cell, cytoplasm, plant cells, membrane, DNA, bacterial cell parts, and cells and the city.

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    A$32.95
  10. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Mysteries of the Earth

    Mysteries of the Earth, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Mysteries of the Earth features Earth and environmental science topics including: the fossil record, a microbial planet, geologic time, introducing rocks, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, origin of life and volcanoes.

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  11. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Introducing Cells

    Introducing Cells, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Introducing Cells features biology topics including: why cells are important, smallest units of life, discovering cells, hierarchy of life, characteristics of life, the cell theory and one-celled organisms.

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  12. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Forces and Motion

    Forces and Motion, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Forces and Motion features physics topics including: understanding acceleration, calculating speed, calculating velocity, calculating force and mass, law of inertia, Newton's Laws of Motion and Law of Universal Gravitation.

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    A$32.95

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