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

    NSTA Press Book | April 2008

    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…

  • Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science: Three-Dimensional Investigations

    NSTA Press Book | August 2020

    Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument…

  • 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…

  • The Nature of Science and Science Inquiry

    Book Chapter | January 2008

    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…

  • Teaching Science as Inquiry

    Book Chapter | September 2010

    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…

  • Inquiry in the Earth Sciences

    Book Chapter | January 2008

    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…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

    Page | March 2020

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

  • 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…

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

    NSTA Press Book | March 2010

    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 | February 2013

    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 Fifth-Grade Science

    Page | June 2020

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

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

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science If you have purchased the teacher's edition of Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science, you can view the investigation handouts, checkout questions, and images and other materials online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to…

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

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science If you have purchased Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science, you can view the investigation handouts, checkout questions, and images and other materials online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view…

  • Online Extras: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science

    Page | March 2020

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

  • Assessing Science as Inquiry in the Classroom

    Book Chapter | January 2008

    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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