New Middle Level Books from NSTA Press

Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities

Grades 5–8

Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students’ curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full-color book features 36 activities that introduce students to a variety of foundational sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

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Assessment in Science: Practical Experiences and Education Research

Grades K–12

If you want the latest research about assessment techniques that really work, you want Assessment in Science. This collection of informative, up-to-date reports was written by practicing K–12 classroom teachers and university-based educators and researchers. Working in teams, they tried out and evaluated different assessment approaches in actual classrooms. The research is sound, but not hard to grasp. The book stays true to its title by capturing practical lessons in accessible language.

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If You Build It, They Will Learn: 17 Devices for Demonstrating Physical Science

Grades 5–12

If You Build It, They Will Learn is the perfect do-it-yourself guide for physics teachers seeking custom-made demonstration projects to use in their classrooms. Devices like Galileo’s Track, Coupled Pendulum, and Gum-Wrapper Thermostat will help you teach about forces, energy, properties of matter, and much more. Best of all, you don’t need an engineering degree to assemble these devices. The book provides such detailed instructions that even novices can handle the necessary tasks and tools.

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Linking Science and Literacy in the K-8 Classroom

Grades K–8

If you’ve ever believed you don’t have time to teach much science—or feared you don’t know how to integrate it with all-important language-arts lessons—this is the book that will change your thinking.

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Technology-Based Inquiry for Middle School

Grades 5–8

Learn the ABCs of working with contemporary tools that will help you integrate technology-based inquiry into your classroom practices. Activities featured in this new compendium—a collection of 26 articles published in Science Scope, NSTA’s member journal for middle-school teachers—will show you how.

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Seamless Assessment in Science: A Guide for Elementary and Middle School

Grades K–8

When you open your classroom to inquiry-based learning, you can no longer rely solely on traditional end-of-unit tests. Seamless Assessment is your one-stop guide to strategies that mirror the investigatory spirit. Working with the popular 5E model as an instructional framework, the authors have designed methods for embedding formative and summative assessment in any science unit. Thirteen vignettes from practicing teachers show how to make assessment not just a test but also an opportunity for students to share what they learn in the life, physical, and Earth sciences. Aligned with the Standards and filled with research-based strategies, Seamless Assessment is so practical you’ll refer to it again and again.

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