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Phenomena Resources

 

The goal of building knowledge in science is to develop general ideas, based on evidence, that can explain and predict phenomena, or observable events in the universe.

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Investigating Weather and Climate

Clear patterns emerge from weather data collected over time. These patterns are the foundation of what we understand as a location’s climate. By inv...

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Project-Based Science

Engaging students in three-dimensional learning. ...

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Journal Article

Combustion and a Jumping Flame
 

Journal Article

Making Everyday Phenomena Phenomenal

This article will appear in the September/October 2020 issue of Science & Children. ...

 

NSTA Press Book

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

Are you interested in a three-dimensional approach to helping your high school physics students learn the practices of science, including constructing...

 

Interactive E-book Kids

Peeking Inside Plants

In the Peeking Inside Plants eBook, learners explore plant structures (stems, leaves, flowers, roots, and fruit) in order to build an argument about h...

 

NSTA Press Book

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more....

 

NSTA Press Book

Uncovering Student Ideas About Engineering and Technology: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. Have you been wondering how well your students understand engineering ...

 

NSTA Press Book

Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity, Teacher Edition

How do our bodies manage to heal wounds, build the stamina to run marathons, and give us the energy—even while we’re sleeping—to keep us alive a...

 

NSTA Press Book

Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity, Student Edition

How do our bodies manage to heal wounds, build the stamina to run marathons, and give us the energy—even while we’re sleeping—to keep us alive a...

 

NSTA Press Book

Discovery Engineering in Biology: Case Studies for Grades 6–12

Show your students how amazing it can be to just “see what will happen” when they blend biology, engineering, and serendipity. Focusing on innovat...

 

eBook

It’s Still Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K–5 (e-book)

It’s Still Debatable! encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the content and thinking skills K–5 students need to explore real...

 

eBook

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain (e-book)

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The...

 

NSTA Press Book

Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations

Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument fr...

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