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Sampson, Victor; Hutner, Todd L.; Grooms, Jonathon; Kaszuba, Jennifer; Burt, Carrie – NSTA Press, 2021
Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument from evidence? "Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science" will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to get started right away. The book is a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
Brown, Patrick – NSTA Press, 2021
"Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9-12" is the one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine your approach to high school physical science. The book discusses the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) as a specific pathway for teaching and learning. It also shows how simple shifts in the way you arrange and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physical Sciences, Grade 9
Keeley, Page – NSTA Press, 2021
"Leave no alternative science idea unchallenged!" could be the slogan of this second edition of "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2." Like the others in the bestselling series, this book is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Formative Evaluation, Scientific Literacy
Willard, Ted – NSTA Press, 2020
A key aspect of learning in K-12 education is the idea that what students know and are able to do grows and evolves over time. Simple ideas learned in the early elementary grades gain levels of detail and complexity as students progress in their education. Connections between different topics and disciplines are made. Therefore, a key feature of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Learning Processes, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
Johnson, Carla C., Ed.; Walton, Janet B., Ed.; Peters-Burton, Erin, Ed. – NSTA Press, 2020
"Human Impacts on Our Climate" outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. Like the other volumes in the series, this book is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into K-12 classrooms. This interdisciplinary, three-lesson…
Descriptors: Ecology, STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects
Vasquez, Jo Anne; Comer, Michael; Gutierrez, Jen – NSTA Press, 2020
Here's proof that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) isn't just for the big kids! This book's 10 chapters are a mini-course on blending authentic, phenomena-driven, integrated STEM teaching and learning into busy K-2 classrooms. Based in both research and real-world experience, "Integrating STEM Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Primary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Bybee, Rodger W. – NSTA Press, 2020
Do you, your school, or your school district want to align your science curriculum with state standards while meeting the growing demand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) instruction? If so, this is the book for you. It's a guide to creating coherent, high-quality classroom materials that make standards and STEM work together…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education)
Hanuscin, Deborah; van Garderen, Delinda – NSTA Press, 2020
Here's good news: With this practical book, you can learn from experienced elementary school educators about how to make physical science both challenging and accessible for a diverse range of students. Written by teachers for teachers, "Universal Design for Learning Science" will inspire you to reframe your lessons to reflect how…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Standards, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
Johnson, Carla C., Ed.; Walton, Janet B., Ed.; Peters-Burton, Erin E., Ed. – NSTA Press, 2019
What if you could challenge your 11th graders to figure out the best response to a partial meltdown at a nuclear reactor in fictional Gammatown, USA? With this volume in the "STEM Road Map Curriculum Series," you can! "Radioactivity" outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, STEM Education, Nuclear Energy
Weinburgh, Molly; Silva, Cecilia; Smith, Kathy Horak – NSTA Press, 2019
Many middle and high school teachers are educated to teach science content--they don't anticipate that one day they may be teaching it to students who need to learn both content and English. If the day has come when you're facing that two-pronged challenge, here's the resource you need. "Supporting Emergent Multilingual Learners in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Science Instruction, Inquiry
Johnson, Carla C., Ed.; Walton, Janet B., Ed.; Peters-Burton, Erin E., Ed. – NSTA Press, 2019
What if you could challenge your second graders to design an outdoor STEM classroom with a butterfly garden, birdbath, and sundial? With this volume in the "STEM Road Map Curriculum Series," you can! "Investigating Environmental Changes" outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education
Sampson, Victor; Murphy, Ashley – NSTA Press, 2019
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry (ADI) for elementary instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? You aren't alone. "Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science" will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Grade 3, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
McConnell, Tom J.; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet – NSTA Press, 2018
"Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K-12" will help your students truly understand concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts. The book offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum. Its 14 developmentally…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Physical Sciences, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction
Johnson, Carla C., Ed.; Walton, Janet B., Ed.; Peters-Burton, Erin E., Ed. – NSTA Press, 2018
What if you could challenge your 12th graders to understand car crashes in the context of physical forces, manufacturing challenges, government safety standards, and individual rights? With this volume in the "STEM Road Map Curriculum Series," you can! "Car Crashes" outlines a journey that will steer your students toward…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Physics, Mathematics Instruction
Keeley, Page – NSTA Press, 2018
This is the new updated edition of the first book in the bestselling "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science" series. Like the first edition of volume 1, this book helps pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly. Loaded with classroom-friendly features you…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation, Scientific Literacy, Formative Evaluation
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