NSTA’s Latest Guide to Argument-Driven Investigation Helps Physics Students Learn More From Labs

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Physics teachers can now get both the information and the instructional materials to help their students work more like scientists with Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12. The book is the newest in NSTA’s best-selling series about argument-driven inquiry in high school chemistry and biology and middle school life science.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics provides expertise, advice, and investigations. It’s divided into two 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 series of 23 field-tested labs designed to be more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover a variety of topics related to forces and interaction as well as energy.

Like its predecessors in the series, Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics was written by veteran educators to provide the instructional materials teachers need in a single resource that combines literacy, math, and science. Features include reproducible student pages, teacher notes, and checkout questions. Teachers can use the labs to introduce a topic or serve as a unit capstone.

Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12, and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 564-page book is priced at $44.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $35.96. (Stock # PB49X5V1; ISBN # 978-1-68140-513-1)

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press® produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook for the latest information and new book releases.

Contacts

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Kate Falk, 703-312-9211
kfalk@nsta.org

Contacts

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Kate Falk, 703-312-9211
kfalk@nsta.org