ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new NSTA Press book offers practical advice on how to make real-life design challenges an engaging part of middle and high school science lessons. Creating Engineering Design Challenges: Success Stories From Teachers was written by the educators who developed the book’s 13 units.
Topics range from developing a recipe for cement to implementing geocaching to calculating accurate aim with slingshots and water balloons.
Each of the units is grounded in challenge-based learning and the engineering design process. Content areas include biology, chemistry, physical science, Earth science, and environmental science. Among the book’s features are lesson plans, handouts, templates, and frameworks, as well as useful guidance from the teacher-contributors.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of Creating Engineering Design Challenges: Success Stories From Teachers 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 310-page book is priced at $31.96 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $39.95. (Stock # PB451X; ISBN #978-1-68140-698-5)
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA's membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
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