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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
Graham, Karen J.; Gengarelly, Lara M.; Hopkins, Barbara A.; Lombard, Melissa A. – NSTA Press, 2017
What is it really like to plunge into the world of science learning and teaching? Find out in this unique book. "Dive In!" grew out of a teacher-scientist project at the University of New Hampshire that promoted active learning and using science practices in the classroom. That experience yielded this book's reason for being: to provide…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Science Instruction
McGough, Julie V.; Nyberg, Lisa M. – NSTA Press, 2017
Children want to explore, dig, build, play, and wonder. To do this they need to touch, feel, see, observe, listen, manipulate, plan, and create. How does a teacher build and maintain a learning environment that will help students investigate meaningful questions? How does a teacher plan and manage ongoing investigations? How does a teacher use…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Investigations, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
McConnell, Tom J.; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet – NSTA Press, 2017
If you've ever asked yourself whether problem-based learning (PBL) can bring new life to both your teaching and your students' learning, here's your answer: Yes. This all-in-one guide will help you engage your students in scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios will prompt K-12 students…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Earth Science, Space Sciences, Astronomy
McConnell, Tom; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet – NSTA Press, 2016
"Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12" offers a great new way to ignite your creativity. Authors Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, and Janet Eberhardt show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios prompt K-12 learners to immerse…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Biological Sciences, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
McGough, Julie V.; Nyberg, Lisa M. – NSTA Press, 2015
This pedagogical picture book is a powerful tool in a small package. The authors of "The Power of Questioning" invite you to nurture the potential for learning that grows out of children's irrepressible urges to ask questions. The book's foundation is a three-part instructional model, Powerful Practices, grounded in questioning,…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Science Process Skills, Investigations