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  1. Thinking Like an Engineer: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Engineers in Years 4-5

    Thinking Like an Engineer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to engineering. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will complete design challenges, visit with an engineer and investigate real-world problems to plan feasible engineering solutions. Thinking Like an Engineer reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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    A$49.95
  2. Thinking Like a Scientist: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Scientists in Years 5-6

    Thinking Like a Scientist focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to science. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Through inquiry-based investigations, students will explore what scientists do, engage in critical thinking, learn about scientific tools and research, and examine careers in scientific fields. Thinking Like a Scientist reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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  3. Lesson Imaging in Math and Science: Anticipating Student Ideas and Questions for Deeper STEM Learning

    From respected voices in STEM education comes an innovative lesson planning approach to help turn students into problem solvers: lesson imaging. In this approach, teachers anticipate how chosen activities will unfold in real time - what solutions, questions, and misconceptions students might have and how teachers can promote deeper reasoning.

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    A$39.95
  4. Engaging Minds in the Classroom Four-Book Bundle

    Discover how to keep students engaged in classwork by bringing back the joy of learning. The book Engaging Minds in the Classroom outfits you with a Framework for Joyful Learning to use in teaching and learning experiences every day. Then three more books in the set explore how to use this Framework to create language arts classes that keep students attentive and thoughtful (Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms), social studies lessons that connect content to real life experiences (Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms), and science and maths projects that help your students focued on understanding concepts rather than simply earning a mark (Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms).

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    A$59.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Science Fair Warm-Up: Learning the Practice of Scientists, Years 5-8

    This book, for Years 5-8, is particularly suited for those students who have not participated in a science fair before, as it lays the foundation for the ideas developed in the later books about the practices of scientists. Even students who have experienced science fairs will find many ideas about scientific practices that are new to them. In addition to offering original investigations, the book provides problem-solving exercises to help students develop the inquiry skills to carry the projects through. 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
  8. 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
  9. Succeeding With Inquiry In Science And Math Classrooms

    In Succeeding With Inquiry In Science and Math Classrooms, real-world lesson plans illustrate highly effective inquiry-based instruction as you learn how to engage maths and science students at all year levels; why students should explore a subject before you explain it; how to meet rigorous standards and expectations through rich, well-aligned classroom experiences; how to develop useful formative assessments and gather critical information during every class period; and how to create effective questions that guide students' deep learning and your own professional development. No matter what your experience with inquiry-based instruction, this book will help hone your ability to plan and implement high-quality lessons that engage students and improve learning.

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    A$32.95
  10. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom

    From the very first day you use them, the design challenges in this compendium will spur your students to jump right in and engage through the entire class. The activities reinforce important science content while illustrating a range of STEM skills. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom will excite students of all ages with activities involving everything from light sabers and egg racers to prosthetic arms and potatoes; apply to lessons in life and environmental science, Earth science and physical science; and work well in traditional classrooms as well as after-school programs. Next time you need an engaging STEM activity, you'll be glad you have this collection to help you blend meaningful and memorable experiences into your lessons.

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    A$32.95
  11. Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher: Focusing on Student Thinking in Secondary Science

    Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher offers: a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students; five real-life case studies-and accompanying transcripts-available as downloadable resources; suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognising, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students' thinking in real time; and advice on next steps, including how to overcome systemic impediments and maintain your focus on student thinking.The book holds out the promise that when you consciously strive to help students work through their ideas about science, the result can be more effective instruction from you - and much deeper understanding for your students.

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    A$32.95
  12. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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