• Education

Argument-driven Inquiry in Biology

Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Author: Victor Sampson
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1938946200
Category: Education
Page: 456
View: 4970
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for high school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? You aren’t alone. This book will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations. The book is broken into two basic parts: 1. An introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. 2. A well-organized series of 27 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology to be easy to use and aligned with today’s standards. The labs include reproducible student pages and teacher notes. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, they offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today’s teachers—like you—want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology does all of this even as it gives students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.

    • Science

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8
Author: Jonathon Grooms,Patrick J. Enderle,Todd Hutner,Ashley Murphy,Victor Sampson
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1681403722
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 6370
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations to help physical science students work the way scientists do. The book is divided into two basic parts: 1. An introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. 2. A well-organized series of 22 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Students dig into important content and learn scientific practices as they figure out everything from how thermal energy works to what could make an action figure jump higher. The authors are veteran teachers who know your time constraints, so they designed the book with easy-to-use reproducible student pages, teacher notes, and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the authors offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today’s middle school teachers—like you—want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.


    • Chemical engineering

Gourmet Lab

The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods
Author: Sarah Reeves Young
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137488
Category: Chemical engineering
Page: 344
View: 2663
Hands-on, inquiry-based, and relevant to every studentOCOs life, Gourmet Lab serves up a full menu of activities for science teachers of grades 6OCo12. This collection of 15 hands-on experimentsOCoeach of which includes a full set of both student and teacher pagesOCochallenges students to take on the role of scientist and chef, as they boil, bake, and toast their way to better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology, and physics. By cooking edible items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry, and molecular structure.The Teacher pages include Standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur wrap-up class discussions. Cross-curricular notes are also included to highlight the lessonOCOs connection to subjects such as math and literacy. Finally, optional extensions for both middle school and high school levels detail how to explore each concept further. What better topic than food to engage students to explore science in the natural world?"

    • Education

Take-Home Chemistry

50 Low-Cost Activities to Extend Classroom Learning
Author: Michael Horton
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959941
Category: Education
Page: 244
View: 7556
For high school science teachers, homeschoolers, science coordinators, and informal science educators, this collection of 50 inquiry-based labs provides hands-on ways for students to learn science at homeOCosafely. Author Michael Horton promises that students who conduct the labs in Take-Home Chemistry as supplements to classroom instruction will enhance higher-level thinking, improve process skills, and raise high-stakes test scores."

    • Mechanics

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1

Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Author: Victor Sampson,Todd Hutner,Daniel FitzPatrick,Adam LaMee,Jonathon Grooms
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681405131
Category: Mechanics
Page: 564
View: 2538
Physics teachers--great news! Now there's a guide to argument-driven inquiry (ADI) especially for you. Like the NSTA Press best-sellers for high school biology and chemistry, this book helps you build your students' science proficiency. It makes labs more authentic by teaching physics students to work the way scientists do--by identifying questions, developing models, collecting and analysing data, generating arguments, and critiquing and revising reports. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 focuses on mechanics and has two parts. The first part describes the ADI instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations. The second part provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Some investigations are introductory labs that expose students to new content; others are application labs to help students try out a theory, law, or unifying concept. All are easy to use, thanks to teacher notes, student handouts, and checkout questions, and all align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. You'll find this book to be a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations that will take the intimidation out of using ADI in physics instruction.

    • Science

Forensics in Chemistry

The Case of Kirsten K.
Author: Sara McCubbins,Angela Codron
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137364
Category: Science
Page: 177
View: 7609

Forensics seems to have the unique ability to maintain student interest and promote content learning.... I still have students approach me from past years and ask about the forensics case and specific characters from the story. I have never had a student come back to me and comment on that unit with the multiple-choice test at the end. from the Introduction to Forensics in Chemistry: The Murder of Kirsten K. How did Kirsten K. s body wind up at the bottom of a lake and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching, and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are at the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of high school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of eight hands-on, week-long labs. As you weave the labs throughout the year and students solve the case, the narrative provides vivid lessons in why chemistry concepts are relevant and how they connect. All chapters include case information specific to each performance assessment and highlight the related national standards and chemistry content. Chapters provide: Teacher guides to help you set up Student performance assessments A suspect file to introduce the characters and new information about their relationships to the case Samples of student work that has been previously assessed (and that serves as an answer key for you) Grading rubrics Using Forensics in Chemistry as your guide, you will gain the confidence to use inquiry-based strategies and performance-based assessments with a complex chemistry curriculum. Your students may gain an interest in chemistry that rivals their fascination with Bones and CSI.


    • Education

Whole-class Inquiry

Creating Student-centered Science Communities
Author: Dennis W. Smithenry,Joan Gallager-Bolos
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531347
Category: Education
Page: 202
View: 5411
In response to requests from science education professionals, this is the perfect vehicle for implementing and assessing this concept of whole-class inquiry in your classroom. This is a must-have package for preservice and inservice middle and high school science teachers.

    • Science

A Tale of Seven Elements


Author: Eric Scerri
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195391314
Category: Science
Page: 200
View: 3166
In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri presents the fascinating history of those seven elements discovered to be mysteriously "missing" from the periodic table in 1913.

    • Education

Teaching Inquiry-based Chemistry

Creating Student-led Scientific Communities
Author: Joan A. Gallagher-Bolos,Dennis W. Smithenry
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006710
Category: Education
Page: 122
View: 2118
Teaching Inquiry-Based Chemistry retraces an entire year's curriculum to show you how the authors weave constructivist theory into every lesson without sacrificing content Make your ideal classroom a reality and find a fresh way of teaching the chemistry you know so well. Read Teaching Inquiry-Based Chemistry and discover how helping your students capitalize on their innate scientific curiosity will lead you to new levels of professional and personal satisfaction

    • Education

Scientific Argumentation in Biology

30 Classroom Activities
Author: Victor Sampson,Sharon Schleigh
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137275
Category: Education
Page: 382
View: 1034
Like three guides in one, Scientific Argumentation in Biology combines theory, practice, and biological content. This thought-provoking book starts by giving you solid background in why students need to be able to go beyond expressing mere opinions when making research-related biology claims. Then it provides 30 field-tested activities your students can use when learning to propose, support, and evaluate claims; validate or refute them on the basis of scientific reasoning; and craft complex written arguments. Detailed teacher notes suggest specific ways to use the activities to enrich and supplement (not replace) what you're doing in class already. You'll find Scientific Argumentation to be an ideal way to help your students learn standards-based content, improve their practices, and develop scientific habits of mind.

    • Education

Inquiry-based Experiments in Chemistry


Author: Valerie Ludwig Lechtanski
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
ISBN: 9780841235700
Category: Education
Page: 252
View: 8439
Intended to veer undergraduate students away from the "cookbook" step-by-step approach seen in high school, this manual provides suggestive experiments and asks students to design their own procedures. 35 experimental ideas are shown with purpose, background, materials, and questions for further thought.

    • Biology

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology


Author: Victor Sampson,Patrick Enderle,Leeanne Gleim,Jonathon Grooms,Melanie Hester,Sherry Southerland,Kristin Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681400143
Category: Biology
Page: 256
View: 1602
This title provides biology labs that help your students learn important content and scientific practices. The 27 field-tested labs cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

    • Education

Art in Chemistry, Chemistry in Art


Author: Barbara R. Greenberg,Dianne Patterson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313095795
Category: Education
Page: 391
View: 7845

    • Earth sciences

Argument-driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science

Lab Investigations for Grades 6-10
Author: Victor Sampson,Ashley Murphy,Kemper Lipscomb,Todd Hutner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681403731
Category: Earth sciences
Page: N.A
View: 9671

    • Education

Chemistry with Charisma


Author: Mickey Sarquis,Lynn Hogue,Susan Hershberger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781883822569
Category: Education
Page: 254
View: 4835
How can Mr. Potato Head inspire students'enthusiasm for learning chemistry? With this powerful book, you will learn to use Mr. Potato Head-and many other fun items - to capture (and keep) attention in your classroom! Meaningful, motivating, and fun!... Middle and high school students will love this selection of 28 lessons designed to build understanding of important chemistry concepts and expand investigative skills. With a combination of hands-on experiences and teacher demos, Chemistry with Charisma Volume 2 helps each learner connect with ideas and information in unique ways. "Brings the real science of claims and evidence to your classroom." Dr. Brian Hand, Professor of Science Education, University of Iowa


    • Education

NSTA Guide to Planning School Science Facilities


Author: LaMoine L. Motz,James T. Biehle,Sandra S. West
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531088
Category: Education
Page: 148
View: 9082
Science-learning spaces are different from general-purpose classrooms. So if your school is planning to build or renovate, you need the fully updated NSTA Guide to Planning School Science Facilities. It's the difinitive resource for every K - 12 school that seeks safe, effective science space without costly, time-consuming mistakes. New to this edition is a chapter on "green" schools, including how to think outside the traditional wall and use the entire grounds to encourage environmental responsibility in students. The revised guide also provides essential up-to-date coverage such as: practical information on laboratory and general room design, budget priorities, space considerations, and furnishings; stages of the planning process for new and renovated science facilities; current trends and future directions in science education and safety, accessibility, and legal guidelines; and detailed appendices about equipment-needs planning, classroom dimensions, and new stafety research, plus an updated science facililties audit. NSTA Guide to Planning School Science Facilities will help science teachers, district coordinators, school administrators, boards of education, and schoolhouse architects understand those differences and develop science facilities that will serve students for years to come.

    • Science

Hard-to-teach Biology Concepts

A Framework to Deepen Student Understanding
Author: Susan Koba,Anne Tweed
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 193353141X
Category: Science
Page: 260
View: 8342
This well-researched book provides a valuable instructional framework for high school biology teachers as they tackle five particularly challenging concepts in their classrooms, meiosis, photosynthesis, natural selection, proteins and genes, and environmental systems and human impact. The author counsels educators first to identify students' prior conceptions, especially misconceptions, related to the concept being taught, then to select teaching strategies that best dispel the misunderstandings and promote the greatest student learning. The book is not a prescribred set of lesson plans. Rather it presents a framework for lesson planning, shares appropriate approaches for developing student understanding, and provides opportunities to reflect and apply those approached to the five hard-to-teach topics. More than 300 teacher resources are listed.

    • Biology

Hard-To-Teach Biology Concepts, Revised 2nd Edition

Designing Standards-Based Instruction Through the Lens of NGSS
Author: Susan Koba,Anne Tweed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781938946486
Category: Biology
Page: 336
View: 7265
You know it's tough to convey some foundational biology concepts. This thoroughly revised book is designed to support you as you plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging. The book is organized into two parts that feature an instructional framework and resources that support framework implementation and is designed for both veteran teachers and newcomers to the classroom. Part I, The Toolbox, introduces a research-based Instructional Planning Framework that helps you to understand the learning needs your students bring to class, incorporate appropriate teaching strategies and interpret the framework and teaching tools through the lens of NGSS. Part II, Toolbox Implementation, models use of the framework with four -hard-to-teach topics, all different from the ones in the book's first edtion. Contributing authors show you how the framework helps teach the NGSS's four disciplinary core ideas: growth and development of organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution. As the contributing authors make clear, the teaching models are specific and help to make student thinking visible, but they don't presume to dictate what's right for you. Rather, the book will open your mind to fresh, effective ways to help biology students deepen their conceptual understanding based on what works best for them and you in today's classrooms.