ARLINGTON, Va.--(A Year of Inquiry: A Collection for Elementary Educators is the time-saving resource you need. It provides guidance on ways to move your students toward doing science and away from lectures, memorization, and cookbook labs. It is structured around an entire year of support, instruction, and learning through inquiry with 36 easy-to-read articles gathered from Science and Children, NSTA’s elementary-level journal.)--If you’ve been clamoring for help to understand and then apply inquiry within your K–5 classroom, NSTA’s new book
Each of the nine sections opens with a candid introduction by a national leader in science education followed by four related chapters, all focusing on a particular theme. The first theme, for example, is What Does a Scientist Do? and starts with a chapter titled “A Powerful Way to Learn.”
Among the essential subjects covered are
- understanding what a scientist does,
- developing process skills,
- record keeping in science notebooks,
- structuring investigable questions,
- collecting and analyzing data, and
- sharing research results.
The material applies in a variety of core content areas and grade levels. It’s both useful to experienced teachers and accessible to those with limited science background. Turn to A Year of Inquiry for the essentials of inquiry theory and practice—vetted by experts and explained for your unique perspective as an elementary school educator.
About the Editor
Linda Froschauer, a veteran elementary and middle school science teacher, has been writing about science education for more than 30 years. A former president of NSTA, she is the editor of Science and Children and the author of various NSTA Press books.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase A Year of Inquiry, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 211-page book is priced at $25.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $20.76. (Stock # PB327X, ISBN # 978-1-936959-34-1)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20–25 new books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.