New High School Books from NSTA Press

Quantoons

Grades 9–12

Finally: the perfect book for science and math buffs who crave both physics problems and captivating illustrations. Quantoons combines challenging problems and provocative quotes with intricate drawings that mix Isaac Newton and Marie Antoinette with Romeo, Juliet, and Einstein. The book is a compilation of 58 contest problems that ran between 1989 and 2001 in Quantum magazine, a collaboration between U.S. and Russian scientists that was published by NSTA.

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Virus and the Whale: Exploring Evolution in Creatures Small and Large

Grades 5–12

With this lively book of activities as their guide, students can follow seven scientists into their labs and out to the field to discover how evolution works. Meanwhile, you’ll benefit from the practical help the book provides with the twin challenges of evolution: what to teach and how to teach it.

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Science for English Language Learners: K–12 Classroom Strategies

Grades K–12

It’s a simple fact: To successfully teach linguistically and culturally diverse students, you need a strong foundation in how best to teach both science and language. That’s why you need Science for English Language Learners. This comprehensive guide will expand your expertise in the teaching of science content and processes, in language development and literacy, and in inquiry-based teaching.

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Teaching Science in the 21st Century

Grades K–12

This collection of 21 provocative essays gives you a fresh look at today’s most pressing public policy concerns in science education, from how students learn science to the building of science partnerships to the ramifications of the No Child Left Behind legislation.

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Teaching With Purpose: Closing the Research-Practice Gap

Grades K–12

This book helps you create and implement a detailed, research-based teaching rationale that works even with students of varied needs in less-than-ideal facilities. The key is a method that this book’s authors and their colleagues have used to help more than 3,000 preservice and inservice science teachers achieve improved results in their classrooms.

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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Vol. 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

Grades K–12

Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have. This book helps pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly.

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Exemplary Science in Grades 9–12: Standards-Based Success Stories

Grades 9–12

In this collection of 15 essays, educators describe successful programs they’ve developed to fulfill the National Science Education Standards’ vision for the reform of teaching, assessment, professional development, and content at the high school level.

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Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development

Grade: College

This collection of 16 essays is ideal for staff development providers (university faculty, district supervisors, lead teachers, and principals) as well as preservice science methods instructors. Each essay describes a specific program designed to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach of the Standards.

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Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry

Grades 9–12

Take a personal and professional journey to understanding inquiry-based instruction with Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry. This groundbreaking book draws from current research, case studies, and author Douglas Llewellyn’s own experience to help you create a complete plan for nurturing a culture of inquiry in grades 9–12.

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Science Curriculum Topic Study

Grades K–12

Need help making the connection among science standards, teacher practice, and increased student achievement? Science Curriculum Topic Study is your missing link.

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http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PA004X

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