New Middle Level Books from NSTA Press

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 5–8: Standards-Based Success Stories

Grades 5–8

Do the Standards really matter in middle school? Nine years after the National Science Education Standards’ release, just how well do science teachers in grades 5 to 8 actually use them to plan content, define improved teaching, and assess real learning? Find the answers to these key questions in this groundbreaking collection of 15 essays by teachers, researchers, and professors whose specialty is middle school.

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Stop Faking It! Math: Finally Understanding the Science of Numbers

Grades 5–8

Flummoxed by formulas? Queasy about equations? Perturbed by pi? Now you can stop cursing over calculus and start cackling over Math, the newest volume in Bill Robertson’s accurate and amusing Stop Faking It! series.

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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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