ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new NSTA Press book is designed to motivate students in grades 6–12 to ask not just “Why?” but also “How do we know?” Reading Nature: Engaging Biology Students With Evidence From the Living World is grounded in peer-reviewed texts from scientific journals and shows how scientific studies unfold in real-world settings.
To make the information easy for students to grasp, the authors have adapted the source material extensively. They highlight the role of people in the narrative and provide both context and relevant data for all investigations. To facilitate teaching, the book also provides helpful teacher questions and prompts.
Each of the evidence-based texts featured in the book ties into one of five disciplinary core ideas—from molecules to organisms, ecosystems, heredity, biological evolution, and human impacts on Earth systems. Teachers can use Reading Nature as an inquiry activity at the beginning of a unit or as an introduction to an investigation. They can also use it to pull ideas together before a summative assessment.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of Reading Nature: Engaging Biology Students With Evidence From the Living World 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 199-page book is priced at $24.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $19.96. (Stock # PB427X; ISBN # 978-1-68140-280-2)
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