ARLINGTON, Va.--(Teachers Guide and student books for three grade ranges (grades 5–8, 7–10, and 8–12) to help make students more responsible for their own learning using inquiry–based investigations. The content is organized sequentially to grow more challenging and encourage more independence as students’ progress from one book to the next. For example, the book for grades 7–10 includes activities based on the foundation students gain in the book for grades 5–8.)--NSTA’s recently released Science Fair Warm-Up series, written by John Haysom, includes a
Chapters include problem-solving exercises, starting points for projects, illustrations, sources of errors, help for understanding results, guidance for how to share findings, and safety precautions. Teachers will appreciate that the notes for each field-tested lesson include a purpose, time allocation, materials list, suggested approach, and alignment with national standards and A Framework for K–12 Science Education.
Haysom’s introduction in the Teachers Guide explains the position regarding the nature of science and scientific inquiry, the teaching strategy used, the importance of helping students develop their independence, and the structure and content of the materials.
About the Author
Experienced with science fairs both as a teacher and judge, John Haysom is an internationally known teacher-educator, curriculum developer, and author.
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 Science Fair Warm-Up: A Series for Learning the Practice of Scientists and other books from NSTA Press, 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. Grades 5–8 (71 pages), Grades 7–10 (65 pages), and Grades 8–12 (75 pages) are priced at $12.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $10.36. The Teachers Guide (69 pages) is priced at $15.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $12.76. (Grades 5-8: Stock # PB328X4, ISBN # 978-1-936959-20-4; Grades 7–10: Stock # PB328X3, ISBN # 978-1-936959-21-1; Grades 8–12: Stock # PB328X1, ISBN # 978-1-936959-22-8; Teachers Guide: Stock # PB328X2, ISBN # 978-1-936959-23-5)
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