Forty five New Force and Motion Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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."

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137380
Format: PDF
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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 Life Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137518
Format: PDF, ePub, 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 Science Another 25 formative assessment probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 193353124X
Format: PDF, Docs
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A resource for educators contains brief activities to help identify students' preconceptions about core science topics and includes teacher notes, research summaries, and suggestions for instructional approaches for teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936137374
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Thank You

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449400450
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice. Thank You is Gingras's own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us. Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.

Earth Science Puzzles

Author: Kim Kastens
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137569
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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."

Science Formative Assessment Volume 1

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483352196
Format: PDF, ePub
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Formative assessment informs the design of learning opportunities that take students from their existing ideas of science to the scientific ideas and practices that support conceptual understanding. Science Formative Assessment shows K-12 educators how to weave formative assessment into daily instruction. Discover 75 assessment techniques linked to the Next Generation Science Standards and give classroom practices a boost with: Descriptions of how each technique promotes learning Charts linking core concepts at each grade level to scientific practices Implementation guidance, such as required materials and student grouping Modifications for different learning styles Ideas for adapting techniques to other content areas

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959305
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? What makes children look like--or different from--their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? 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 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including botany, human physiology, zoology, and health. 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 lessons from scratch.