Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes, 2nd Edition

  • Page Keeley
  • Published By: National Science Teachers Assc
  • ISBN-10: 1681405644
  • ISBN-13: 9781681405643
  • DDC: 500
  • 209 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This updated edition, like the first edition of this book, helps pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly. Loaded with classroom-friendly features you can use immediately, the book includes 25 probes—brief, easily administered formative assessments designed to understand your students’ thinking about 60 core science concepts. All probes in this new edition are provided in both Spanish and English. The detailed Teacher Notes that accompany each probe have been updated to include current research summaries, connections to A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards, new instructional suggestions, and related NSTA resources. These teacher materials also explain science content, present developmental considerations, and suggest instructional approaches for elementary, middle, and high school students. Probes have been field-tested and proven effective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Physical Science Probes.
1: Can It Reflect Light?.
2: Apple in the Dark.
3: Birthday Candles.
4: Making Sound.
5: Ice Cubes in a Bag.
6: Lemonade.
7: Cookie Crumbles.
8: Seedlings in a Jar.
9: Is It Melting?.
10: Is It Matter?.
11: Is It Made of Molecules?.
12: The Rusty Nails.
13: Talking About Gravity.
14: The Mitten Problem.
15: Objects and Temperature.
Life, Earth, and Space Science Probes.
16: Is It an Animal?.
17: Is It Living?.
18: Is It Made of Cells?.
19: Human Body Basics.
20: Functions of Living Things.
21: Wet Jeans.
22: Beach Sand.
23: Mountain Age.
24: Gazing at the Moon.
25: Going Through a Phase.