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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$49.95
  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Once Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen knows what it's like to work with students who struggle to understand their science texts. Once Upon an Earth Science Book came about because she couldn't find a resource that shows how to integrate literacy and earth and environmental science - so she wrote one. Practical and easy to use, Once Upon an Earth Science Book provides everything you need to boost students' skills in both science and literacy. The book starts with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to secondary schools students. Then, the twelve content chapters give you hands-on science activities with engaging titles, writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read and assessment exercises to give you feedback on what your students are learning.

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    A$39.95
  6. 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
  7. Extreme Science: From Nano to Galactic

    From microbes to mammoths, dinosaurs to diatoms, molecules to stars, the very large and the very small fascinate students. Capitalise on that interest and help your biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and mathematics students develop quantitative evaluation with Extreme Science. The investigations in this book are designed to help students develop a comprehensive and flexible sense of scale through experiences with the quantitative units and tools of science. Investigations build on research that has documented how people learn scale. The activities help students learn to invent scales, develop benchmarks and apply body rulers. 

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    A$45.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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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