If Hollywood filmed this sequel, the studio would call it “Probes
II: More Battles Against Misunderstandings”. Like the blockbuster before it,
Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the
classroom – so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of
The popular features from Volume 1 are all here. The
field-tested probes are short, easy to administer and ready to reproduce.
Teacher materials explain science content and suggest year level-appropriate
ways to present information. But Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth
and space science probes. New topics include forms of matter, changes in
matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night
cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes
throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic.
This revised Australian edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 features suggested
connections to various Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions for
each of the 25 probes, making it an invaluable, and timely, resource for any Australian
This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover
students’ existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching
and advance student understanding of science concepts.