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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