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NSTA Press Book

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes

If you’re new to formative assessment probes, you’ll love this timely addition to the bestselling Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. Auth...


NSTA Press Book

Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More

Solar Science offers more than three dozen hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many fascinating aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the...


NSTA Press Book

The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations

This pedagogical picture book is a powerful tool in a small package....


NSTA Press Book

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science

What do you get when you bring together two of NSTA’s bestselling authors to ponder ways to deepen students’ conceptual understanding of science? ...


NSTA Press Book

NGSS for All Students

It’s challenging to teach science well to all students while connecting your lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This unique bo...


NSTA Press Book

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5: Phenomenon-Based Learning

What student—or teacher—can resist the chance to experiment with Velocity Radar Guns, Running Parachutes, Super Solar Racer Cars, and more? The 30...


NSTA Press Book

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment

REVERE Award Winner, PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers!“Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about th...


NSTA Press Book

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes for Grades K–2

Winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award from PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers!What ideas do young children bring to th...


NSTA Press Book

Science for the Next Generation: Preparing for the New Standards

“The old models of teaching as simply telling, and learning as passive sit-and-get listening, will not meet the needs of tomorrow’s citizens.” ...


NSTA Press Book

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, K–5

Winner of the Gold EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing!“The number one compliment we hear from teachers is that the lessons are complete...


NSTA Press Book

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers: Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy, Grades 3–5

Winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award from PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers! ...


NSTA Press Book

Models-Based Science Teaching

Humans perceive the world by constructing mental models—telling a story, interpreting a map, reading a book. Every way we interact with the world in...

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