Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137380
Format: PDF, Docs
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What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.


Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 more formative assessment probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531738
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The popular features from Volume 1 are all here. The field-tested probes are short, easy to administer, and ready to reproduce. Teacher materials explain science content and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present information. But Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit or topic.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137518
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959283
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"What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Savings Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate, and geology. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lesson from scratch." cover verso

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics

Author: Cheryl M. Rose
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483334104
Format: PDF, ePub
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Appropriate for all grade levels, these 25 field-tested, easy-to-use mathematics assessment probes help teachers modify instruction by determining students' understanding of core mathematical concepts.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936137374
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, Volume 2 of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. The book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. Like the other eight wildly popular books in the full series, Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: Provides a collection of engaging questions, or formative assessment probes. Each probe in this volume is designed to uncover what students know--or think they know--about electric or magnetic phenomena or identify misunderstandings they may develop during instruction.Offers field-tested teacher materials that provide best answers along with distracters designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold.Is easy to use by time-starved teachers like you. The new probes are short, easy-to-administer activities that come ready to reproduce.In addition to explaining the science content, the teacher materials note links to national standards and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present material so students will learn it accurately.By helping you detect and then make sound instructional decisions to address students' misconceptions, this new volume has the potential to transform your teaching.

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483351866
Format: PDF
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This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781936959518
Format: PDF, Docs
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"25 new formative assessment probes for grades K-2. What ideas do young children bring to their science learning, and how does their thinking change as the engage in "science talk?" Find out using the 25 field-tested probes in the newest volume of Page Keeley's best selling "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Series," the first targeted to grades K-2." cover verso.

Earth Science Puzzles

Author: Kim Kastens
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers of Earth and environmental sciences in grades 8OCo12 will welcome this activity book centered on six OC data puzzlesOCO that foster critical-thinking skills in students and support science and math standards. Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science dataOCoincluding graphs, maps, tables, images, and narrativesOCoand asks students to step into scientistsOCO shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data."