ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new NSTA Press guide helps teachers use real-world scenarios for open-ended inquiry so students of all ages can understand science concepts. Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K–12 provides 14 developmentally appropriate lessons. They cover forces and motion, energy transformation, and electricity and magnetism.
This volume is the third in NSTA’s Problem-Based Learning series, which also covers Earth and space science and life science. Like those guides, Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K–12 shows why, how, and when to use scenarios in creative ways to represent real-world science. The scenarios prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively, the way scientists do. They analyze problems, ask questions, pose hypotheses, find needed information, and then construct solutions.
In addition to complete lesson plans that support the Next Generation Science Standards, the book offers extensive instructions and authentic problems teachers can use as is or adapt. The authors facilitated the National Science Foundation-funded PBL Project for Teachers and tested the problems in their own science classrooms.
For additional information or to purchase Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K–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 350-page book is priced at $34.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $27.96. (Stock # PB408X3; ISBN #978-1-941316-21-4)
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.
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