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  • Teaching in a World of Messy Data

    Journal Article | April 2021

  • Messy Data, Real Science

    Journal Article | May 2020

    [A] major goal for science education should be to provide all students with the background to systematically investigate issues related to their personal and community priorities. They should be able to frame…

  • Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    NSTA Press Book | April 2008

    Because you demanded it! Since publication of Volume 1 of this series, thousands of teachers are using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. Following in the footsteps of earlier…

  • NSTA Press® Sample Chapters

    Page | May 2020

    NSTA Press® Sample Chapters Looking for Science Activities? NSTA Press publishes science activities for teachers of kindergarten through college on a wide range of topics. We've posted sample chapters and activities from our books for free download so you can look inside. Be sure to search our online bookstore for…

  • Rotting Apple

    Lesson Plan | June 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about decay and decomposers. The probe can be used to determine whether students recognize the need for a biological agent to break down once-living…

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