New High-School Books from NSTA Press

All in a Day's Work: Careers Using Science (NSTA Press Journal Collection)

Grades 9–12

All in a Day's Work is a compendium of more than 30 of the popular “Career of the Month” columns from the NSTA high school member journal The Science Teacher. Each column profiles people in science- related jobs and is designed to be reproduced and shared with your high school students as they formulate future career and education plans. Included in each profile is a helpful information box that lists the education requirements for each job as well as explanatory websites and related careers.

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Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants—Student Edition

Grades 9–12

Tired of teaching genetics concepts with the same old pink petunias and Mendel’s peas? With Garden Genetics, you can present core content in ways that are fun for students and fresh for you. This two-part set—a teacher edition and companion student edition—can be adapted for biology students at all levels, including Advanced Placement. It uses a series of activities and inquiry-based experiments with familiar foods to teach genetics while helping students make connections to ecology, evolution, plant biology, and even social science.

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Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants—Teacher Edition

Grades 9–12

What makes Garden Genetics unique is its emphasis on modern food-plant-based situations. To learn about Punnett’s squares, for example, students taste variations in bitterness in cucumber seedlings, then design experiments investigating the surprising role that bitterness plays in protecting plants from insects. To learn about plant breeding, students re-enact a trial in which farmers sued seed companies to compensate for $1 billion in U.S. corn-crop losses caused by genetic uniformity. Designed to be flexible, each chapter may be taught as a unit, or you can teach the book as a whole.

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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 that doesn’t mean it’s 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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Science Safety in the Community College

Grades College

When it comes to practicing safer science, community-college teachers face double trouble. They must establish a sound safety foundation for students with widely differing science backgrounds, and often these instructors are adjuncts without a permanent home base on campus. Science Safety in the Community College can help them overcome these twin challenges while encouraging inquiry in a climate of safety. Science Safety especially emphasizes what works in introductory science courses and for new students.

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