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  1. 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$54.95
  2. 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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  3. 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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    A$54.95
  4. Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

    Students may have an idea of what energy means but still lack a full understanding of how it is a part of their everyday lives. By starting with an explanation of why energy is important and what students should know, then moving on to how energy should be taught in several disciplines, Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12 can clarify how both your students and you regard instruction about energy. This valuable resource provides you with the strategies and tools you need to help students understand the crosscutting nature of the concept - an understanding that's crucial to developing a clear lens on how energy works in many contexts.

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    A$54.95
  5. 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$61.95
  6. 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$38.95
  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$47.95
  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$36.95
  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$41.95
  10. 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$21.95
  11. Even More Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    This Australian edition of Even More Brain-Powered Science uses 13 inquiry-oriented, discrepant events to dispute misconceptions and challenge students to critically examine evidence, draw inferences and review their initial explanations with their peers. These interactive lessons use readily available, inexpensive materials to engage the natural curiosity of both teachers and students and create new levels of scientific understanding, and include links the Australian Curriculum: Science, including the rationale, aims, cross-curriculum priorities, content descriptions and links to other learning areas. Each easy-to-use chapter includes an expected outcome, an explanation of the science and science education concepts, discussion points, the procedure and a list of related websites.

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    A$41.95
  12. Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    In this volume, Keeley addresses the topics of life and its diversity; structure and function; life processes and needs of living things; ecosystems and change; reproduction, life cycles and heredity; and human biology. Using the probes as diagnostic tools for identifying and analysing students' preconceptions, teachers can move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes, which provide background information on the purpose of the probes, related concepts, explanations of the life science ideas being taught and related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science.

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