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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Author: Victor Sampson, Patrick Enderle, Jonathon Grooms, Sherry Southerland, Leeanne Gleim, Melanie Hester, Ruth Bickel, Ellen Granger, Ashley Murphy

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST9020

ISBN: 9781760019020

No of Pages: 406

Publish date: 12/07/2016

Price: $69.95


Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for
middle years lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science
will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need
to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of
expertise, advice and investigations to help life science students work the way
scientists do.

The book is divided 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 20 field-tested labs designed to be
    much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The
    labs cover topics in four broad areas of life science: molecules and organisms,
    ecosystems, biological evolution and heredity. You can use the introduction
    labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper
    exploration of the use of a theory, law or unifying concept.

Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science
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 Life Science
does all this even as it gives students the chance to
practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.