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  1. Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

    A few years ago, veteran high school teachers and graduate-level scientists from the University of New Hampshire engaged in a collaborative study. One of their goals was to explain in detail how teachers and students can make the leap to implementing the recommendations of curriculum standards. Dive In! is the firsthand account of the study's illuminating results. By sharing personal examples, intriguing vignettes and field-tested lesson plans, the book aims to inspire you to immerse your students in active learning - or at least dip your toes into new ways of teaching. Written from an authentic teacher perspective, Dive In! presents a realistic picture of what it's like to integrate curriculum standards and practices into your science classroom.

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    A$45.95
  2. You Want Me to Teach What? Sure-Fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Maths

    You Want Me to Teach What? can help you prepare for the challenge of teaching upper-level science and maths and then get you up to speed. You can integrate tried-and-true methods into your classroom and lesson plans starting from the first day of class. The book covers student psychology, classroom management, planning, instruction, problem-solving techniques, laboratory methods and reporting, assessment and professional development, all in an engaging manner. Without feeling overwhelmed, you'll find a wealth of sensible guidance, regardless of whether you're a university education major wanting to teach physical science or maths, a new teacher looking for practical methods to integrate into your instruction or an experienced teach in search of fresh ways to improve in the classroom.

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    A$35.95
  3. Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

    If you've ever asked yourself whether problem-based learning (PBL) can bring new life to both your teaching and your students' learning, here's your answer: yes. This all-in-one guide will help you to engage your students in scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios will prompt F-12 students to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses and constructing solutions. This book is both informative and practical. In addition to complete lesson plans that support curriculum standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips. The lessons cover four categories: Earth's landforms and water, the rock cycle and plate tectonics, weather and astronomy.

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    A$49.95
  4. Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12

    Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? The authors show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt F-12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips.

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    A$59.95
  5. Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations

    A subject of worldwide interest and concern, climate change is especially relevant to today's secondary school and university students, who will be living with its effects as they grow older. With biology as its focal point, this book uses current scientific literature and field-tested activities to help you and your students become more scientifically literate about this pressing global problem. Six field-tested case studies allow students to explore the impact that a changing climate has on penguin communities in the Antarctic Peninsula, polar bears and Arctic wildlife management, wolves as a stabilising factor in ecosystems, bird migration and breeding, pollen allergies in the Northern Hemisphere and heat waves from pole to pole.

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    A$29.95
  6. Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. Whether they need to advocate for gender-neutral, STEM-enriched classrooms or want to encourage creative problem solving and persistence in their daughters, readers will find ideas to take action to help the girls in their lives break through the barriers and achieve success in STEM.

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    A$29.95
  7. Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking

    Stories put "flesh and blood" on scientific methods and provide an inside look at scientists in action. Case studies deepen scientific understanding, sharpen critical-thinking skills and help students see how science relates to their lives. Each case study comprises a story, classroom discussion questions, teaching notes and background information, objectives and common misconceptions about the topic, as well as helpful references. Science Stories is sure to make science engaging and enlightening for both students and teachers.

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    A$65.95
  8. Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research - also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. You do not need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in a variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

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    A$49.95
  9. Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

    Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science data on the topics of paleoclimate, weather forecasting, earthquakes, estuaries, watersheds, and hydrothermal vents. Students step into scientists' shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data. For the teacher, each puzzle is supported by an extensive Pedagogical Content Knowledge Guide with background information, required student skills, common student misconceptions, an answer key to the questions in the student section, and a bank of resources for further exploration of the topics.

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    A$39.95
  10. 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
  11. 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$49.95
  12. 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

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