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

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    What causes condensation? Does temperature affect how well a balloon will fly? How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? Through 15 mystery stories, this book memorably illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces…

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

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    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…

  • The Nature of Science and Science Inquiry

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    In a knowledge-centered science classroom, students work to answer scientifically oriented questions by creating explanations based on evidence. This approach, called science inquiry, is how science is conducted. It…

  • Inquiry in the Earth Sciences

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    Inquiry experiences in the Earth sciences are often indirect, because direct experimentation, such as is used in the physical sciences, is typically not possible. To support inquiry in the Earth sciences it is important…

  • Teaching Science as Inquiry

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    The 2008 Robert H. Carleton Lecture provides the content for Chapter 4. The chapter centers on the themes of teaching science as inquiry. After a brief introduction to the history of inquiry in science education, the…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science

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    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science NSTA and ADI have agreed to discontinue our publishing arrangement. Online Extra resources will not be available from NSTA after 12/31/2023. Please contact https://www.argumentdriveninquiry.com/ for more information.

  • Even More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    NSTA Press Book |

    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…

  • Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    NSTA Press Book |

    What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? Do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science

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    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science NSTA and ADI have agreed to discontinue our publishing arrangement. Online Extra resources will not be available from NSTA after 12/31/2023. Please contact https://www.argumentdriveninquiry.com/ for more information.

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

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    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science NSTA and ADI have agreed to discontinue our publishing arrangement. Online Extra resources will not be available from NSTA after 12/31/2023. Please contact https://www.argumentdriveninquiry.com/ for more information.

  • Assessing Science as Inquiry in the Classroom

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    Assessments of inquiry should align with what we know about learning and should be balanced and authentic. That is, they should include all the important features of inquiry, not just those easy to assess. This approach…

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