Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas
are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume
4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’
preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100
probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley.
Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with
year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for
addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change
This revised Australian edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4 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
Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and
space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is
a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.