Hawker Brownlow Education

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, Lynn Farrin

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST0669

ISBN: 9781760560669

No of Pages: 180

Publish date: 31/05/2017

Price: $49.95


Uncovering Student Ideas in
loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or
think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book’s
heart are 25 “probes”. These brief, easily administered activities will determine
your students’ thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound,
matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space

The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use
before you start a topic of unit. The accompanying teacher materials

  • explain science content

  • give suggested connections to
    various Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions

  • present developmental

  • summarise relevant research on

  • suggest instructional
    approaches for primary, middle years and high school students.

Other books discuss students’ general misconceptions. Only
this on provides reproducible pages you can use to discover student thinking on
everything from lunar phases to conservation of matter. Each probe –
field-tested across multiple year levels – is proven effective for helping your
students recover from erroneous ideas about science.