ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1 lets K–12 teachers pinpoint what their students know (or think they know) so teachers can adjust their lessons accordingly. The book includes 25 “probes”—short, easy-to-use formative assessments designed to reveal students’ thinking about 60 core science concepts. All probes in this new NSTA Press book are provided in both Spanish and English.
The detailed Teacher Notes that accompany each probe have been thoroughly updated. The notes provide current research summaries, connections to A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards, new instructional suggestions, and related NSTA resources. These teacher materials also explain science content and suggest age-appropriate instructional approaches for elementary, middle, and high school students.
The reproducible student pages help teachers discover their classes’ thinking on everything from Moon phases to conservation of matter. Like the other popular books in Page Keeley’s Uncovering Student Ideas series, this one has been field-tested across multiple grade levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes 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 218-page book is priced at $31.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $25.56 (Stock # PB193X1E2; ISBN # 978-1-68140-563-6).
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