Argument-driven Inquiry in Biology

Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Author: Victor Sampson

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1938946200

Category: Education

Page: 456

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Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for high school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? You aren’t alone. This book will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations. The book is broken 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-organized series of 27 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology to be easy to use and aligned with today’s standards. The labs include reproducible student pages and teacher notes. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, they offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State 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 Biology does all of this even as it gives students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.
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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Author: Jonathon Grooms,Patrick J. Enderle,Todd Hutner,Ashley Murphy,Victor Sampson

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1681403722

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical 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 physical 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-organized series of 22 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Students dig into important content and learn scientific practices as they figure out everything from how thermal energy works to what could make an action figure jump higher. The authors are veteran teachers who know your time constraints, so they designed the book with easy-to-use reproducible student pages, teacher notes, and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the authors offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today’s middle school 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 Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.
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Take-Home Chemistry

50 Low-Cost Activities to Extend Classroom Learning

Author: Michael Horton

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936959941

Category: Education

Page: 244

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For high school science teachers, homeschoolers, science coordinators, and informal science educators, this collection of 50 inquiry-based labs provides hands-on ways for students to learn science at homeOCosafely. Author Michael Horton promises that students who conduct the labs in Take-Home Chemistry as supplements to classroom instruction will enhance higher-level thinking, improve process skills, and raise high-stakes test scores."
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Gourmet Lab

The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

Author: Sarah Reeves Young

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936137488

Category: Chemical engineering

Page: 344

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Hands-on, inquiry-based, and relevant to every studentOCOs life, Gourmet Lab serves up a full menu of activities for science teachers of grades 6OCo12. This collection of 15 hands-on experimentsOCoeach of which includes a full set of both student and teacher pagesOCochallenges students to take on the role of scientist and chef, as they boil, bake, and toast their way to better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology, and physics. By cooking edible items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry, and molecular structure.The Teacher pages include Standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur wrap-up class discussions. Cross-curricular notes are also included to highlight the lessonOCOs connection to subjects such as math and literacy. Finally, optional extensions for both middle school and high school levels detail how to explore each concept further. What better topic than food to engage students to explore science in the natural world?"
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Forensics in Chemistry

The Case of Kirsten K.

Author: Sara McCubbins,Angela Codron

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936137364

Category: Science

Page: 177

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Forensics seems to have the unique ability to maintain student interest and promote content learning.... I still have students approach me from past years and ask about the forensics case and specific characters from the story. I have never had a student come back to me and comment on that unit with the multiple-choice test at the end. from the Introduction to Forensics in Chemistry: The Murder of Kirsten K. How did Kirsten K. s body wind up at the bottom of a lake and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching, and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are at the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of high school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of eight hands-on, week-long labs. As you weave the labs throughout the year and students solve the case, the narrative provides vivid lessons in why chemistry concepts are relevant and how they connect. All chapters include case information specific to each performance assessment and highlight the related national standards and chemistry content. Chapters provide: Teacher guides to help you set up Student performance assessments A suspect file to introduce the characters and new information about their relationships to the case Samples of student work that has been previously assessed (and that serves as an answer key for you) Grading rubrics Using Forensics in Chemistry as your guide, you will gain the confidence to use inquiry-based strategies and performance-based assessments with a complex chemistry curriculum. Your students may gain an interest in chemistry that rivals their fascination with Bones and CSI.

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Whole-class Inquiry

Creating Student-centered Science Communities

Author: Dennis W. Smithenry,Joan Gallager-Bolos

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531347

Category: Education

Page: 202

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In response to requests from science education professionals, this is the perfect vehicle for implementing and assessing this concept of whole-class inquiry in your classroom. This is a must-have package for preservice and inservice middle and high school science teachers.
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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1

Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Author: Victor Sampson,Todd Hutner,Daniel FitzPatrick,Adam LaMee,Jonathon Grooms

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681405131

Category: Mechanics

Page: 564

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Physics teachers--great news! Now there's a guide to argument-driven inquiry (ADI) especially for you. Like the NSTA Press best-sellers for high school biology and chemistry, this book helps you build your students' science proficiency. It makes labs more authentic by teaching physics students to work the way scientists do--by identifying questions, developing models, collecting and analysing data, generating arguments, and critiquing and revising reports. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 focuses on mechanics and has two parts. The first part describes the ADI instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations. The second part provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Some investigations are introductory labs that expose students to new content; others are application labs to help students try out a theory, law, or unifying concept. All are easy to use, thanks to teacher notes, student handouts, and checkout questions, and all align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. You'll find this book to be a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations that will take the intimidation out of using ADI in physics instruction.
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A Tale of Seven Elements

Author: Eric Scerri

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195391314

Category: Science

Page: 200

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In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri presents the fascinating history of those seven elements discovered to be mysteriously "missing" from the periodic table in 1913.
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Teaching Inquiry-based Chemistry

Creating Student-led Scientific Communities

Author: Joan A. Gallagher-Bolos,Dennis W. Smithenry

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325006710

Category: Education

Page: 122

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Teaching Inquiry-Based Chemistry retraces an entire year's curriculum to show you how the authors weave constructivist theory into every lesson without sacrificing content Make your ideal classroom a reality and find a fresh way of teaching the chemistry you know so well. Read Teaching Inquiry-Based Chemistry and discover how helping your students capitalize on their innate scientific curiosity will lead you to new levels of professional and personal satisfaction
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Inquiry-based Experiments in Chemistry

Author: Valerie Ludwig Lechtanski

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841235700

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Intended to veer undergraduate students away from the "cookbook" step-by-step approach seen in high school, this manual provides suggestive experiments and asks students to design their own procedures. 35 experimental ideas are shown with purpose, background, materials, and questions for further thought.
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Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology

Author: Victor Sampson,Patrick Enderle,Leeanne Gleim,Jonathon Grooms,Melanie Hester,Sherry Southerland,Kristin Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681400143

Category: Biology

Page: 256

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This title provides biology labs that help your students learn important content and scientific practices. The 27 field-tested labs cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.
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Scientific Argumentation in Biology

30 Classroom Activities

Author: Victor Sampson,Sharon Schleigh

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936137275

Category: Education

Page: 382

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Like three guides in one, Scientific Argumentation in Biology combines theory, practice, and biological content. This thought-provoking book starts by giving you solid background in why students need to be able to go beyond expressing mere opinions when making research-related biology claims. Then it provides 30 field-tested activities your students can use when learning to propose, support, and evaluate claims; validate or refute them on the basis of scientific reasoning; and craft complex written arguments. Detailed teacher notes suggest specific ways to use the activities to enrich and supplement (not replace) what you're doing in class already. You'll find Scientific Argumentation to be an ideal way to help your students learn standards-based content, improve their practices, and develop scientific habits of mind.
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Chemistry with Charisma

Author: Mickey Sarquis,Lynn Hogue,Susan Hershberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883822569

Category: Education

Page: 254

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How can Mr. Potato Head inspire students'enthusiasm for learning chemistry? With this powerful book, you will learn to use Mr. Potato Head-and many other fun items - to capture (and keep) attention in your classroom! Meaningful, motivating, and fun!... Middle and high school students will love this selection of 28 lessons designed to build understanding of important chemistry concepts and expand investigative skills. With a combination of hands-on experiences and teacher demos, Chemistry with Charisma Volume 2 helps each learner connect with ideas and information in unique ways. "Brings the real science of claims and evidence to your classroom." Dr. Brian Hand, Professor of Science Education, University of Iowa
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The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies

365 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day

Author: Natalie Savona

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 184483266X

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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An updated and cross-referenced edition contains a year's worth of juice and smoothie recipes that can be prepared inexpensively at home in a blender, in a volume that places an emphasis on healthy options.
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Boom!

The Chemistry and History of Explosives

Author: Simon Quellen Field

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613738080

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Black powder, the world's first chemical explosive, was originally developed during the Tang dynasty in China.It was a crude mixture at first, but over time chemists discovered the optimum proportion of sulfur, charcoal, and nitrates, as well as the best way to mix them for a complete and powerful reaction. Author and chemistry buff Simon Quellen Field takes readers on a decades-long journey through the history of things that go boom, from the early days of black powder to today's modern plastic explosives. Not just the who, when, and why, but also the how. How did Chinese alchemists come to create black powder? What accidents led to the discovery of high explosives? How do explosives actually work on a molecular scale? Boom! The Chemistry and History of Explosives reviews the original papers and patents written by the chemists who invented them, to shed light on their development, to explore the consequences of their use for good and ill, and to give the reader a basic understanding of the chemistry that makes them possible.
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