Forty-five New Force and Motion Assessment Probes


Author: Page Keeley,Rand Harrington
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137704
Category: Educational evaluation
Page: 214
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Nationally known science educator Page KeeleyOCoprincipal author of the popular, four-volume NSTA Press series Uncovering Students Ideas in ScienceOCohas teamed up with physicist and science educator Rand Harrington to write this first volume in their new series on physical science. They begin with one of the most challenging topics in physical science: force and motion. The 45 assessment probes in this book enable teachers to find out what students really think about key ideas in force and motion."

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

45 Formative Assessment Probes
Author: Page Keeley,Cary Ivan Sneider
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137380
Category: Science
Page: 255
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What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science


Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137518
Category: Education
Page: 162
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Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: Another 25 formative assessment probes


Author: Page Keeley,Francis Eberle
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 193353124X
Category: Education
Page: 198
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A resource for educators contains brief activities to help identify students' preconceptions about core science topics and includes teacher notes, research summaries, and suggestions for instructional approaches for teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2

39 New Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes
Author: Page Keeley,Rand Harrington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936137374
Category: Educational evaluation
Page: 190
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If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, Volume 2 of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. The book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. Like the other eight wildly popular books in the full series, Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: Provides a collection of engaging questions, or formative assessment probes. Each probe in this volume is designed to uncover what students know--or think they know--about electric or magnetic phenomena or identify misunderstandings they may develop during instruction.Offers field-tested teacher materials that provide best answers along with distracters designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold.Is easy to use by time-starved teachers like you. The new probes are short, easy-to-administer activities that come ready to reproduce.In addition to explaining the science content, the teacher materials note links to national standards and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present material so students will learn it accurately.By helping you detect and then make sound instructional decisions to address students' misconceptions, this new volume has the potential to transform your teaching.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

45 Formative Assessment Probes
Author: Page Keeley,Cary Ivan Sneider
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137380
Category: Science
Page: 255
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What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science


Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137518
Category: Education
Page: 162
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Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Science Formative Assessment

75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145228069X
Category: Education
Page: 248
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Use assessment to inform instruction and learning in the science classroom! Science education expert Page Keeley shares 75 specific techniques that help K–12 science teachers determine students’ understanding of key concepts and design learning opportunities that will deepen students’ mastery of content and standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, and the author describes: How each technique promotes student learning Considerations for design and implementation, such as required materials, timing, modeling the technique, and grouping students Modifications for different types of students or purposes Ways the techniques can be used in other content areas

Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms

What Award-Winning Teachers Do
Author: Randi Stone
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209594
Category: Education
Page: 264
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There is no better way to learn the craft of teaching than by watching an expert teacher at work. In this sequel to Randi Stone's Best Classroom Practices, nationally recognized, award-winning elementary teachers showcase selected practices from their classroom repertoire to share with their colleagues. Learn what it takes to build a productive, engaged community of learners from some of the nation's best teachers in their own words. This inspirational, one-stop guide covers everything from classroom management to teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, music, art, technology, and physical education. You will find: - Detailed, successful teaching strategies with lists of relevant standards and materials needed - Innovative activities, projects, lesson plans, and units of study for every content area - Classroom strategies across the curriculum, including ideas for involving parents and ways to make inclusion work Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms provides a wide array of excellent lessons to choose from, road-tested by your award-winning colleagues.

Earth Science Puzzles

Making Meaning From Data
Author: Kim Kastens,Margie Turrin
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137569
Category: Earth sciences
Page: 213
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Teachers of Earth and environmental sciences in grades 8OCo12 will welcome this activity book centered on six OC data puzzlesOCO that foster critical-thinking skills in students and support science and math standards. Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science dataOCoincluding graphs, maps, tables, images, and narrativesOCoand asks students to step into scientistsOCO shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data."

What Are They Thinking?

Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1938946650
Category: Education
Page: 226
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"Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about their natural world. … Some of these ideas are consistent with the science children are taught; others differ significantly from scientific explanations. Many of these ideas will follow students into adulthood if they remain hidden from the teacher and unresolved. The challenge for teachers is to find ways to elicit these ideas and then use appropriate strategies to move students’ learning forward.” —Page Keeley, author of the bestselling NSTA Press series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science You don’t have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 “Formative Assessment Probes” columns from NSTA’s elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides: • A sample formative assessment probe: a set of interesting questions that root out commonly held, often-mistaken ideas. Geared to elementary students, probe topics range from why you can see the Moon in the daytime to where water goes when it evaporates to what is or isn’t a rock. Your students’ answers to each probe will help you take a step back and figure out how to guide them from where they are conceptually to where they need to be. • Accompanying teacher notes: easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell you how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding. • A bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley. So forget about acquiring psychic powers. Instead, turn to What Are They Thinking? to transform both your teaching and your students’ learning about science.

Hard-to-Teach Science Concepts

A Framework to Support 3rd-5th Grade Learners
Author: Susan B. Koba,Carol T. Taylor Mitchell
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137453
Category: Education
Page: 273
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Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959305
Category: Education
Page: 254
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How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? What makes children look like--or different from--their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including botany, human physiology, zoology, and health. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 1

75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483352196
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Formative assessment informs the design of learning opportunities that take students from their existing ideas of science to the scientific ideas and practices that support conceptual understanding. Science Formative Assessment shows K-12 educators how to weave formative assessment into daily instruction. Discover 75 assessment techniques linked to the Next Generation Science Standards and give classroom practices a boost with: Descriptions of how each technique promotes learning Charts linking core concepts at each grade level to scientific practices Implementation guidance, such as required materials and student grouping Modifications for different learning styles Ideas for adapting techniques to other content areas

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

25 New Formative Assessment Probes for Grades K-2
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781936959518
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 123
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"25 new formative assessment probes for grades K-2. What ideas do young children bring to their science learning, and how does their thinking change as the engage in "science talk?" Find out using the 25 field-tested probes in the newest volume of Page Keeley's best selling "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Series," the first targeted to grades K-2." cover verso.

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards


Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309289548
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9-12

Phenomenon-Based Learning
Author: Matthew Bobrowsky,Mikko Korhonen,Jukka Kohtamäki
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1938946626
Category: Education
Page: 169
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What student—or teacher—can resist the chance to experiment with Rocket Launchers, Drinking Birds, Dropper Poppers, Boomwhackers, Flying Pigs, and more? The 54 experiments in Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction. The authors say there are three good reasons to buy this book: 1. To improve your students’ thinking skills and problem-solving abilities 2. To acquire easy-to-perform experiments that engage students in the topic 3. To make your physics lessons waaaaay more cool The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors—two Finnish teachers and a U.S. professor—is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery. The idea is to help your students go beyond simply memorizing physics facts. Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos can help them learn broader concepts, useful critical-thinking skills, and science and engineering practices (as defined by the Next Generation Science Standards). And—thanks to those Boomwhackers and Flying Pigs—both your students and you will have some serious fun. For more information about hands-on materials for Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos books, visit Arbor Scientific at http://www.arborsci.com/nsta-hs-kits

Mathematics Formative Assessment, Volume 2

50 More Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Author: Page Keeley,Cheryl Rose Tobey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506336647
Category: Education
Page: 256
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This one-of-a-kind resource helps you build a bridge between your students’ initial ideas and correct mathematical thinking. Includes an annotated reference guide.