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  1. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for high school lab instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 focuses on mechanics and will provide you with the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is divided into two basic parts: an introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry, and a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The book features easy-to-use, reproducible student pages, teacher notes and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn science practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas.

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    A$69.95
  2. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help physics students work like scientists. The book includes a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs that cover a variety of topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work and power. You can use the introduction labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law or unifying concept. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, safety information and handouts, your students will be ready to start investigating.

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    A$35.95
  3. Forensics in Chemistry: The Case of Kirsten K.

    How did Kirsten's body wind up at the bottom of a lake - and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of secondary school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of hands-on, weeklong labs, and provides vivid lessons in why chemistry concepts are relevant and how they connect. Gain the confidence to use inquiry-based strategies and performance-based assessments with a complex chemistry curriculum.

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    A$39.95
  4. Gourmet Lab: The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

    This collection of 15 hands-on experiments challenges students to take on the role of both scientists and chef, as they boil, bake and toast their way to a better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology and physics. By cooking items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry and molecular structure. The teacher pages include standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur class discussion.

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    A$55.95
  5. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method right away. The book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter's structure and properties. 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 manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations.

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    A$49.95
  6. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry will provide you with the information and instructional materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry for your secondary school lab instruction. This book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help chemistry students work the way scientists do. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry to be easy to use and aligned with today's standards. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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    A$69.95
  7. 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
  8. Whole-Class Inquiry: Creating Student-Centered Science Communities

    Dennis Smithenry and Joan Gallagher-Bolos want to help you transform your secondary school science classroom into a student-led scientific community in which your students take ownership of their projects and mimic real-world exploration. Whole-Class Inquiry provides firsthand descriptions of Joan's aims and observations - and her introspective analysis - while she skilfully moves her chemistry class toward the ultimate goal of whole-class inquiry. Dennis's commentary and research affirm the value of the process. On the two included DVDs you can see and hear the subtle details and methods involved in the transformation as the class completes three different projects onscreen.

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    A$59.95
  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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