Spotlight Science Fun and Uncover What Students Think They Know!
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Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science
Find out what your students know (or think they know) about a particular physical science concept before you launch into a new lesson. Renowned educator and award-winning author Page Keeley's Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series allows you to do just that with her short formative assessment probes. These invaluable assessment tools enable you to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know), monitor student learning, and adjust your teaching strategies accordingly. And now Keeley has teamed up with physicist and science educator Rand Harrington to write the first book in a new Uncovering series dedicated exclusively to physical science. They begin with one of the most challenging topics: force and motion.
Learn more about Page Keeley's series!
Surprise and challenge your students with hands-on physical science explorations and demonstrations from Thomas O'Brien's Brain-Powered Science series. Using his inquiry-oriented experiments based on the science of discrepant events, teachers can challenge students' preconceived ideas and urge them to critically examine empirical evidence, draw logical inferences, and skeptically review their initial explanations with their peers. Most important, O'Brien keeps science learning meaningful and fun for students.
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