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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Author: Victor Sampson, Patrick Enderle, Jonathon Grooms, Sherry Southerland, Leeanne Gleim, Melanie Hester, Kristin Wilson

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST9211

ISBN: 9781760019211

No of Pages: 438

Publish date: 03/06/2016

Price: $69.95


Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for
secondary school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? You are not
alone. This book will provide you with both the information and the
instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a
one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations. 

The book is broken into two basic parts:

  1. An
    introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry – from question
    identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to
    double-blind peer review and report revision.

  2. A well-organised series of 27 field-tested labs that cover
    molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity and biological evoulution. The
    investigations are desgined to be more authentic scientific experiences than
    traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to
    design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate
    arguments, and critique claims and evidence.

Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology to be
easy to use and aligned with today’s standards. The investigations will help
your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and
engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Many of today’s teachers – like you – want to find new ways
to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from
lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry
in Biology
does all this even as it gives students the chance to practise
reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.