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  • Working With Others

    Book Chapter | April 2011

    Team teachers need to recognize the importance of establishing positive relationships with school professionals, principals, and parents. These relationships can be accomplished by focusing on establishing communication…

  • Water Works

    Book Chapter | April 2016

    In this chapter, the objective of the activity “How Can We Move Water?” is to explore the idea of work as expending energy to move water, to raise the question of what force(s) move water, and to gain experience using…

  • Working on a Pollution Solution

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Examining Students’ Work

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    Examining student work is an essential aspect of teaching, yet it is easy to miss opportunities to learn about how students are interpreting—or misinterpreting—the lessons we present to them. In this chapter the author…

  • Understanding Work and Energy

    Book Chapter | October 2010

    Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand work and energy.…

  • Working With the IEP Team

    Book Chapter | March 2013

    The science teacher is an important member of the IEP team—bringing unique knowledge and perspective—and communication with the rest of the team will lead to the best possible outcome for students with disabilities in…

  • Working With Student Engagement

    Book Chapter | February 2009

    "Classroom assessment informs teachers how effectively they are teaching and students how effectively they are learning" (Cross 1996). For this purpose, in this chapter the author constructed an assessment tool known as…

  • How Telescopes Work

    Book Chapter | March 2017

    This high school physical science lesson has the following learning goals for students: construct a telescope; explain how a refracting telescope works; collect and graph data; and recognize advances in technology by…

  • Putting Radioactivity to Work

    Book Chapter | May 2019

    This lesson provides a basic introduction to nuclear chemistry and exponential functions. Students learn about the discovery and history of radioactive elements and the scientific and societal implications of these…

  • Work It, Circuits!

    Book Chapter | February 2019

    The guiding question in this activity is,“How does a circuit work?” Old Christmas light strands work great for this activity to help students understand circuits. A detailed science behind the activity is provided.…

  • Designing Effective Science Instruction: What Works in Science Classrooms

    NSTA Press Book | November 2009

    Science teachers, like all teachers, start each school year with high hopes and expectations for students to succeed. They plan their lessons, scramble to get the necessary equipment, and work hard to engage their…

  • What to Expect With Group Work

    Journal Article | January 2021

    Instructors who wish to take advantage of the benefits of collaborative group work often hesitate over concerns about conflict or problems that arise between students. There are no estimates of the level of conflict…

  • Content and Process Working Together

    Book Chapter | September 2018

    This chapter describes the construction of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The author shares some activities for you to reflect on lessons you currently use and the connection to components of the NGSS.…

  • The Inner Workings of Severe Weather

    Book Chapter | September 2011

    Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are three examples of weather that can be dangerous to society. Such severe weather patterns require an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for their development, as well…

  • How Does the Brain Work?

    Book Chapter | June 2012

    In this lesson, students continue the process of inquiry as they follow the steps of the scientific method. Through exploration and discovery, they identify regions and functions of the brain and explore how the brain…

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