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  1. Teaching the Scientific Method: Instructional Strategies to Boost Student Understanding
    Brimming with ideas that engage students in active learning, Teaching the Scientific Method is focused on building students' foundation in the principles of scientific inquiry. The lessons in this book will enable students to solve problems using the scientific method, conduct research, use scientific equipment appropriately, construct and explain tables, graphs and reports, and develop experiments independently. Learn More
    A$19.95
  2. Science and Maths in Motion
    Science instruction involves measurements, calculations and graphing. Without these components, it is difficult to fully understand the scope of the content and scientific investigations carried out. The Purpose of this book is to provide teachers with mathematical models to integrate with Science and Maths in Motion content. Learn More
    A$19.95
  3. STEM Education Now More Than Ever

    Rodger W. Bybee's 2012 book The Case for STEM Education was a call to confront pressing challenges and opportunities in science classrooms. This new book is a call to action at a time when the integrity of STEM disciplines is under assault. Now more than ever, he writes, society needs to recognise the place of STEM education in the cultural, political and ethical life of students as future citizens. But to make this possible, science educators must address important questions that will guide the development of their programs and practices throughout the 21st century. STEM Education Now More Than Ever is Bybee's positive and constructive response for the STEM education community as it navigates these unconventional and uncertain years.

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    A$39.95
  4. Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons

    Here's the help you need to ensure that your STEM-related lessons are much more than just cool projects. Best of all for busy teachers, it provides examples that are easy to follow, can be used with existing science lessons and can help your students gain content knowledge. The book introduces a conceptual framework that keeps science front and centre as you embed engineering, technology and science applications in your lessons. The authors of Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons are veteran science educators who have honed their framework through extensive training sessions, and provide 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical, life, and Earth and space science. Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons offers clear-cut ways to bring STEM learning to life in your classroom, easily and effectively.

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    A$32.95
  5. Making Every Science Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Science Teaching

    Writing in the style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Shaun Allison returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the wisdom of excellent science teaching with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. Making Every Lesson Count is underpinned by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that will help teachers make abstract ideas more concrete and practical demonstrations more meaningful. In an age of educational quick fixes, assessment reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely book returns to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: "What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future?"

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    A$37.95
  6. Could You Live Underwater?: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum Unit for Curious Learners

    In this engaging design thinking adventure, students utilise STEM skills and creative thinking to research, design and build prototypes of the underwater house of the future! After researching the effects of climate change on people throughout the world, learners narrow their focus to tackle an aspect of designing underwater that grabs their imaginations. The unit includes six modules with flexible time constraints, meaning teachers can implement the unit in as little as six class periods or as many as six weeks. At every stage, learners draw on creativity and collaboration as they build STEM skills while completing fun activities that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English and Technologies content descriptions for Years 5 and 6.

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    A$35.95
  7. Interactions in Ecology and Literature: Integrated Science and English Lessons for Advanced Learners in Years 2-5
    Interactions in Ecology and Literature integrates ecology with the concepts of interactions and the reading of fictional and informational texts. This unit is aligned to the Australian Curriculum for both English and Science, and can be used as part of a Year 2-3 gifted program or an in-depth unit for Years 4-5. Learn More
    A$55.95
  8. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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  9. Energising Smart Starters - Science: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. Start off a unit on space objects with Extraterrestrial Questions, or a fitness-nutrition unit with Would You? Could You? Or, use Spinning Eggs to introduce students to density concepts. Have students been away from study of the body systems for a while? Refresh what they know about the skeletal system with Bone Maps, or strengthen their knowledge of weather with Weather or Not. Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced and stimulate minds.

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    A$15.95
  10. The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?

    This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (Preschool-Year 3). Highlighting their many commonalities such as the processes involved in creative problem-solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children's ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills and developmentally appropriate skills.

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    A$42.95
  11. Dr Birdley Teaches Science
    The Dr Birdley Teaches Science series presents a fun and exciting new way to teach science to your Years 9-12 students. Each book features comics that explain critical concepts in science using easy-to-understand terminology, engaging illustrations and memorable characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives - correlating to the Australian F-10 Curriculum: Science and Senior Secondary Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physics - and makes science accessible to all learners. Learn More

    Starting at A$29.95

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