Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy
Author: Page Keeley,Cary Ivan Sneider
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1936137380
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy Book Excerpt:

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.

Science Formative Assessment Volume 2

Science Formative Assessment  Volume 2
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1452270295
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Formative Assessment Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Deepen scientific understanding with formative assessment! Only by really knowing what your students are thinking can you design learning opportunities that deepen content mastery and meet their individual needs. In this highly engaging resource, internationally respected expert Page Keeley shares 50 new techniques to pinpoint student understanding before, during, and after instruction. In addition to promoting best practices in the classroom, the techniques shared here support learning and link instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, along with: Practical strategies for use throughout the instruction cycle Considerations for implementation and suggestions for modification An explanation of how each technique promotes learning

Science Formative Assessment Volume 1

Science Formative Assessment  Volume 1
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN: 1483353834
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Formative Assessment Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

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

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Science Curriculum Topic Study
Author: Page Keeley,Joyce Tugel
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN: 1483353982
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Curriculum Topic Study Book Excerpt:

Making scientific literacy happen within the new vision of science teaching and learning. Engage students in using and applying disciplinary content, scientific and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts within curricular topics, and they will develop a scientifically-based and coherent view of the natural and designed world. The latest edition of this best-seller will help you make the shifts needed to reflect current practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The book includes: • An increased emphasis on STEM • 103 separate curriculum topic study guides • Connections to content knowledge, curricular and instructional implications, concepts and specific ideas, research on student learning, K-12 articulation, and assessment

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1936137518
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science Book Excerpt:

Author Page Keeley continues to provide KOCo12 teachers with her highly usable and popular formula for uncovering and addressing the preconceptions that students bring to the classroomOCothe formative assessment probeOCoin this first book devoted exclusively to life science in her Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. Keeley addresses the topics of life and its diversity; structure and function; life processes and needs of living things; ecosystems and change; reproduction, life cycles, and heredity; and human biology."

What Are They Thinking

What Are They Thinking
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1938946650
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Are They Thinking Book Excerpt:

"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.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Another 25 formative assessment probes

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science  Another 25 formative assessment probes
Author: Page Keeley,Francis Eberle
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2008
ISBN: 193353124X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Another 25 formative assessment probes Book Excerpt:

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 Science 25 formative assessment probes

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science  25 formative assessment probes
Author: Page Keeley,Francis Eberle,Lynn Farrin
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0873552555
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 formative assessment probes Book Excerpt:

Using 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.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 1

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science  Volume 1
Author: Page D. Keeley,Rand Harrington
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1935155180
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

This is a must-have book if you're going to tackle the challenging concepts of force and motion in your classroom. --

Your Science Classroom

Your Science Classroom
Author: M. Jenice Goldston,Laura Downey
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-18
ISBN: 1452289352
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Science Classroom Book Excerpt:

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice "Dee" Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 new formative assessment probes

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science  25 new formative assessment probes
Author: Page Keeley,Joyce Tugel
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935155458
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 new formative assessment probes Book Excerpt:

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students' preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 more formative assessment probes

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science  25 more formative assessment probes
Author: Page Keeley,Francis Eberle,Joyce Tugel
Publsiher: National Science Teachers Assn
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science 25 more formative assessment probes Book Excerpt:

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.

Improving Math and Science Education So that No Child is Left Behind

Improving Math and Science Education So that No Child is Left Behind
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Educational change
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Math and Science Education So that No Child is Left Behind Book Excerpt:

Inquiring Scientists Inquiring Readers

Inquiring Scientists  Inquiring Readers
Author: Jessica Fries-Gaither,Terry Shiverdecker
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-20
ISBN: 1936959542
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inquiring Scientists Inquiring Readers Book Excerpt:

In Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, science educators Jessica Fries-Gaither and Terry Shiverdecker help teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. This unique book will show teachers how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving). Research-based and teacher-friendly, Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers shows how inquiry can engage your students in reading nonfiction texts, discussing important science concepts, and writing to both develop understanding and share information. Here are some of the book’s special features: • Eight units covering life, physical, Earth, and space science—from “Drip Drop Detectives: Exposing the Water Cycle” to “Classroom Curling: Exploring Forces and Motion” to “Beaks and Biomes: Understanding Adaptation in Migrating Organisms.” Two additional units cover the nature of science. All units have been classroom-tested for effectiveness and align with the National Science Education Standards and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. • Detailed scientific background, common misconceptions associated with the content, an annotated list of the texts in the text set, safety considerations, reproducible student pages, and suggested assessments. • Authentic, inquiry-based contexts for reading, writing, and discussion through read-alouds, collaborative activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts. Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers will change the way you think about engaging your students. The authors show that it’s possible to integrate literacy into elementary-level science instruction without sacrificing quality in either area.

Designing Effective Science Instruction

Designing Effective Science Instruction
Author: Anne Tweed
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009
ISBN: 193613795X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Effective Science Instruction Book Excerpt:

More Everyday Science Mysteries Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching

More Everyday Science Mysteries  Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935155482
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Everyday Science Mysteries Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching Book Excerpt:

Through 15 mystery stories, this book memorably illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Each mystery presents opportunities for students to create questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with explanations. Focused on concepts such as periodic motion, thermodynamics, temperature and energy, and sound, these mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with a foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry.

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Everyday Life Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1936959305
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

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.

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1936137844
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

What are the odds of a meteor hitting your house? What are ""warm"" clothes anyway? Do you get ""more"" sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Everyone loves a good mystery and these unfold in the 15 stories presented in Even More Everyday Science Mysteries, the third volume in author Richard Konicek-Moran's award-winning series. Again, the author uses stories without endings to teach a science principle, allowing the students to investigate how each story can be resolved. All the stories relate to the world around us and encourage students to ""take ownership"" of their learning.

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011
ISBN: 193613747X
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

In the fourth book of this award-winning series, author Richard Konicek-Moran explores 15 new mysteries children and adults encounter in their daily lives. Relating the mysteries to experiences familiar to elementary and middle school students, the stories show how science is part of everyday life and initiate inquiry-based learning by leaving each mystery without an ending. Students identify the problem to be solved, formulate questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with possible explanations.

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1936959283
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

"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