Hawker Brownlow Education

Doing Good Science in Middle School, Expanded 2nd Edition: A Practical STEM Guide

Author: Olaf Jorgenson, Rick Vanosdall, Vicki Massey, Jackie Cleveland

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST9273

ISBN: 9781760019273

No of Pages: 250

Publish date: 26/02/2016

Price: $55.95

Description

This lively book contains the kind of guidance that could only
come from veterans of the middle years science trenches. The authors know
you’re crazy-busy, so they made the book easy to use, whether you want to read
it cover to cover or pick out sections to help you with lesson planning and
classroom management. They also know you face new challenges, so they
thoroughly revised this second edition to meet the needs of today’s students.
The book contains



  • big-picture
    concepts, such as how to understand middle years learners and explore the
    nature of science with them

  • a
    comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM and
    inquiry-based middle years science instruction, aligned with A Framework for
    K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards

  • ten
    new and updated teacher-tested activities that integrate STEM with literacy
    skill-building

  • information
    on best instructional practices and professional development resources

  • connections
    to the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics.


If you’re a new teacher, you’ll gain a solid foundation in how to
teach science and engineering practices while better understanding your
often-enigmatic middle years students. If you’re a veteran teacher, you’ll
benefit from a fresh view of what your colleagues are doing in new times.
Either way, Doing Good Science in Middle School is a rich opportunity to
reaffirm that what you do is “good science”.