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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$50.95
  2. Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, Grades 6–8: Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy

    Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School provides the guidance and information you need to tackle the challenge of integrating literacy into your science lessons. As authors Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither explain in the introduction, "Embedding nonfiction text and literacy activities into inquiry-based science honors the best practices of both disciplines." Research-based and classroom-tested, this book's lessons help you support student learning and maximize your time.

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    A$61.95
  3. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$54.95
  4. 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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  5. Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition

    If you want to make the most of your precious professional development budget - and who doesn't? - look for inspiration in this updated edition from the Exemplary Science series. This essay collection is designed to spark new ideas while encouraging high-quality learning opportunities at all grade levels.

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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. Start Young! Early Childhood Science Activities

    If you work with young children, you know how eager they are to see, smell, hear and touch the world around them. Encourage that natural curiosity while laying a foundation for a lifetime of learning about science. Start Young! is a resource that will help you start them off right.

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    A$21.95
  9. Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6

    How do you improve upon perfection? For years, new and experienced primary school teachers alike have extolled the virtues of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - the expertly combined appeal of children's picture books with science content. The award-winning, bestselling book presents ready-to-teach lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry.

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    A$72.95
  10. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

    When it's time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what's different about practice-centred teaching and learning at all year levels. This must-have guide was developed for F-12 science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators and administrators. If you want a fresh game plan to help students work together to generate and revise knowledge - not just receive and repeat information - this book is for you.

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    A$61.95
  11. The Teaching of Science: 21st-Century Perspectives

    With his experiences as a leader in science education for the past 30 years, Bybee brings the necessary perspective and background to help members of the science education community better understand the challenges and goals of scientific teaching. The Teaching of Science will prove to be thought-provoking and beneficial reading for all members of the science education community as they seek to help students become more informed and engaged citizens in the 21st century.

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    A$43.95
  12. 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction

    Teachers of all year levels are increasingly moving into STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, but time constraints and heavy workloads can make the transition hard. In 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction, William N. Bender provides customisable, step-by-step guidelines for various teaching strategies that have been shown to strengthen STEM instruction. Today’s students need to be able to solve problems, make decisions and learn from failure. STEM instruction celebrates the fact that there can be more than just one correct answer to a question – and learning should be framed accordingly in any STEM classroom.

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    A$41.95

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