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  • Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9–12

    NSTA Press Book | September 2018

    When the authors of this book took part in Project INFUSE, the National Science Foundation–funded teacher development program, they noticed something. Life science teachers were highly receptive to engineering ideas…

  • Life Science

    Book Chapter | January 2004

    For decades, many of the nation’s life science classrooms have been anything but lively. Biology has been criticized for being content heavy, overloaded with vocabulary, and tested by rote. Six to seven hundred pages of…

  • “Life” Science

    Book Chapter | April 2016

    In this chapter, the objective of the activity “A Plant’s Life” is to observe and document the life cycle of an organism. Chapters 1 and 2 are also included in this book selection. Chapter 1 focuses on science inquiry…

  • Online Extras: A Head Start on Life Science

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: A Head Start on Life Science If you have purchased A Head Start on Life Science, you can view the accompanying materials online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in the second word in the body text on page 53 of A Head…

  • A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    NSTA Press Book | March 2018

    Nurture curiosity and even joy in the youngest scientists. The 24 inquiry-based lessons in this lively collection show you how. The activities are organized into sections on animals, plants, and nature walks. Rather…

  • Uncovering Student Ideas Probes Life Science

    Page | November 2021

    Uncovering Student Ideas Probes Life Science

  • Everyday Life Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    NSTA Press Book | February 2013

    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…

  • Online Extras: Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9–12

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9–12 If you have purchased Engineering in the Life Sciences, you can view the accompanying additional materials and full-color images online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in the…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science If you have purchased the teacher's edition of Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science, you can view the lab handouts, checkout questions, images, spreadsheet, and other items online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To…

  • Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12

    NSTA Press Book | July 2016

    Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12 offers a great new way to ignite your creativity. Authors Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, and Janet Eberhardt show you how to engage students with scenarios that…

  • Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

    NSTA Press Book | July 2015

    If you’ve been wanting to bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes, this book will help you get started. The book provides 20 field-tested labs to help your…

  • Airbags as Real-Life Applications for Science

    Journal Article | February 2021

  • Online Extras: Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12 If you have purchased Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, you can view the accompanying full-color images and additional materials online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view…

  • Once Upon a Life Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    NSTA Press Book | April 2010

    Reading skills and life science come together in this engaging new book for middle school teachers. Once Upon a Life Science Book makes it easy for teachers to improve their students’ reading abilities and teach science…

  • Visual Literacy in Life Science: Insect Metamorphosis

    Book Chapter | October 2010

    The authors invite you to come with them on a learning journey. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 are designed to help you practice your visual literacy teaching strategies. Even though each of these chapters follows the same format…

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