ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teachers can get the information and instructional materials to help students develop science proficiency with Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10. This new NSTA Press book helps students learn more from labs by using them to figure out how and why the universe, Earth, and weather work, not just by memorizing theories and laws.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science is divided into two parts:
- An introduction to scientific practices through the stages of Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI). The stages progress from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision.
- A series of 23 field-tested labs. The labs cover five disciplinary core ideas in Earth and space science: Earth’s place in the universe, the history of Earth, Earth’s systems, weather and climate, and Earth and human activity. Working from the Student Lab Manual, classes explore important content and discover scientific practices. Students can use ADI to investigate topics such as how the seasons work, what causes geological formations, and where NASA should send a space probe next to look for signs of life.
This book is part of NSTA’s best-selling series about ADI. Like its predecessors, this collection is designed to be easy to use, with teacher notes, student handouts, and checkout questions. The labs also support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Additional ADI books are available for high school chemistry, biology, and physics and for middle school life science and physical science.
For additional information or to purchase Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10 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 600-page book is priced at $47.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $38.36. (Stock # PB349X6; ISBN # 978-1-68140-373-1)
The Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10 is 240 pages. It’s priced at $19.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $15.96. (Stock # PB349X6S, ISBN # 978-1-68140-598-8)
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