ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Educators who are intrigued but intimidated by teaching with open-ended problems can get help from a new NSTA Press guide. Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12 shows how to engage students with real-world scenarios involving elementary life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism.
The creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing and solving rich, authentic problems. The problems are written by a team of experienced educators who facilitated the National Science Foundation–funded PBL Project for Teachers.
The book provides complete lesson plans that support the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, it offers extensive examples, instructions, and tips for managing students as they immerse themselves in scientific practices and co-construct solutions.
For additional information or to purchase Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 254-page book is priced at $39.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $31.96. (Stock # PB408X2; ISBN #978-1-941316-20-7)
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