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, Mobi
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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.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137380
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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.


Forty five New Force and Motion Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137704
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Nationally known science educator Page KeeleyOCoprincipal author of the popular, four-volume NSTA Press series Uncovering Students Ideas in ScienceOCohas teamed up with physicist and science educator Rand Harrington to write this first volume in their new series on physical science. They begin with one of the most challenging topics in physical science: force and motion. The 45 assessment probes in this book enable teachers to find out what students really think about key ideas in force and motion."

What Are They Thinking

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1938946650
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about their natural world. … Some of these ideas are consistent with the science children are taught; others differ significantly from scientific explanations. Many of these ideas will follow students into adulthood if they remain hidden from the teacher and unresolved. The challenge for teachers is to find ways to elicit these ideas and then use appropriate strategies to move students’ learning forward.” —Page Keeley, author of the bestselling NSTA Press series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science You don’t have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 “Formative Assessment Probes” columns from NSTA’s elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides: • A sample formative assessment probe: a set of interesting questions that root out commonly held, often-mistaken ideas. Geared to elementary students, probe topics range from why you can see the Moon in the daytime to where water goes when it evaporates to what is or isn’t a rock. Your students’ answers to each probe will help you take a step back and figure out how to guide them from where they are conceptually to where they need to be. • Accompanying teacher notes: easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell you how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding. • A bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley. So forget about acquiring psychic powers. Instead, turn to What Are They Thinking? to transform both your teaching and your students’ learning about science.

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."

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781936959518
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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.

Where Eagles Nest

Author: Helen F. Wand
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988906327
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Where Eagles Nest begins in the 1880's when Alex and Juliana Lampert immigrate from Lichtenstein in search of land where a family can raise their children and participate in the American dream. The newly wed young couple settles in the rugged hills and pasturelands above the Sandy River in Oregon. You will laugh, grieve, and rejoice with them and their neighbors. Helen Wand's brilliant research breathes life into a slice of local history that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.