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Nutrition: Grades 9-12 SciGuide
SciGuide
Nutrition: Grades 9-12
Grade Level: College, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts. This SciGuide was co-developed between FDA and NSTA.

Nutrition can be defined quite simply as the science of how the body uses food. But what is food? How does food transform into substances that nourish the body? What do those substances do, and what...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts. This SciGuide was co-developed between FDA and NSTA.

Nutrition can be defined quite simply as the science of how the body uses food. But what is food? How does food transform into substances that nourish the body? What do those substances do, and what foods provide them? And how do we make informed food choices to sustain life?
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Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies With Quantitative Reasoning in Biology NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies With Quantitative Reasoning in Biology
By: Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy A. Schiller, and Ky F. Herreid
Grade Level: College
“Using real stories with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line is a powerful and logical way to teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens, regardless of whether they are science specialists or laypeople.”
—from the introduction to Science Stories You Can Count On

This book can make you a marvel of classroom multitasking. First, it helps you achieve a serious goal: to blend 12 areas...  [view full summary]
“Using real stories with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line is a powerful and logical way to teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens, regardless of whether they are science specialists or laypeople.”
—from the introduction to Science Stories You Can Count On

This book can make you a marvel of classroom multitasking. First, it helps you achieve a serious goal: to blend 12 areas of general biology with quantitative reasoning in ways that will make your students better at evaluating product claims and news reports. Second, its 51 case studies are a great way to get students engaged in science. Who wouldn’t be glad to skip the lecture and instead delve into investigating cases with titles like these:

• “A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?”
• “ELVIS Meltdown! Microbiology Concepts of Culture, Growth, and Metabolism”
• “The Case of the Druid Dracula”
• “As the Worm Turns: Speciation and the Maggot Fly”
• “The Dead Zone: Ecology and Oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico”

Long-time pioneers in the use of educational case studies, the authors have written two other popular NSTA Press books: Start With a Story (2007) and Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking (2012). Science Stories You Can Count On is easy to use with both biology majors and nonscience students. The cases are clearly written and provide detailed teaching notes and answer keys on a coordinating website. You can count on this book to help you promote scientific and data literacy in ways to prepare students to reason quantitatively and, as the authors write, “to be astute enough to demand to see the evidence.”
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The Case for STEM Education: Challenges and Opportunities NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
The Case for STEM Education: Challenges and Opportunities
By: Rodger W. Bybee
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
If you’re an education leader concerned with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, this book will help you both understand and implement STEM action plans. The book starts by putting STEM in context, as the early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate...  [view full summary]
If you’re an education leader concerned with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, this book will help you both understand and implement STEM action plans. The book starts by putting STEM in context, as the early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM. Throughout the book, author Rodger W. Bybee puts an emphasis on both thinking and acting. That’s why The Case for STEM Education is a must-read for leaders at all levels: national and state policy makers, state-level educators responsible for STEM initiatives, college and university faculty who educate future STEM teachers, local administrators who make decisions about district and school programs, and teachers who represent STEM disciplines.
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Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition
Edited by: Susan B. Koba and Brenda Wojnowski with Robert E. Yager
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
“This book will help the reader to design and evaluate varying professional development options, thereby making better and more efficient use of limited professional development dollars.”
—The editors of Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development

If you want to make the most of your precious professional development budget—and who doesn’t?—look for inspiration in this updated edition from the Exemplary...  [view full summary]
“This book will help the reader to design and evaluate varying professional development options, thereby making better and more efficient use of limited professional development dollars.”
—The editors of Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development

If you want to make the most of your precious professional development budget—and who doesn’t?—look for inspiration in this updated edition from the Exemplary Science series. This essay collection is designed to spark new ideas while encouraging high-quality learning opportunities for teachers at all grade levels. The book features:

• An overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards.
• Fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards. End-of-chapter questions help you relate the material to your own situation.
• A reader’s guide that includes suggestions for using the book in professional learning communities and other collaborative settings.

Some of the collection’s authors contributed to the first edition and have updated their chapters to share additional data and communicate what they’ve learned that might support your work. Additional chapters describe programs and approaches new to this edition. Whether you’re a teacher, staff development provider, administrator, or preservice science methods instructor, you’ll find this collection to be a fresh and highly useful professional learning tool.

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The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, Second Edition: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, Second Edition: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
Edited by: Harold Pratt
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
The handy Reader's Guide unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) differ from previous standards.

This second edition includes 10 essays by key...  [view full summary]
The handy Reader's Guide unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) differ from previous standards.

This second edition includes 10 essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.
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Exemplary College Science Teaching NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
Exemplary College Science Teaching
Edited by: Robert E. Yager
Grade Level: College
“Since K–12 students taught using the new [Next Generation Science Standards]will be arriving in college classrooms prepared in a different way from those in our classrooms currently, it would behoove college teachers to be prepared to alter their teaching methods ... or be perceived to be dinosaurs using the older teaching methods.”
— From Exemplary College Science Teaching

If you’re looking for inspiration to alter...  [view full summary]
“Since K–12 students taught using the new [Next Generation Science Standards]will be arriving in college classrooms prepared in a different way from those in our classrooms currently, it would behoove college teachers to be prepared to alter their teaching methods ... or be perceived to be dinosaurs using the older teaching methods.”
— From Exemplary College Science Teaching

If you’re looking for inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times, this book is for you. As the first in the Exemplary Science series to focus exclusively on college science teaching, this book offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Understanding that college does not exist in a vacuum, the chapter authors demonstrate how to adapt the methods and frameworks under which secondary students have been working and make them their own for the college classroom, adding new technologies when appropriate and letting the students take an active role in their learning.

Among the innovative topics and techniques the essays in this book explore are
• Lecture-free college science teaching
• Peer-led study groups as learning communities
• Jigsaw techniques that enhance learning
• Inquiry incorporated into large-group settings
• Interactive video conferences for assessing student attitudes and behaviors

The clichéd image of the professor droning on before a packed lecture hall is a thing of the past. The essays in this book explain why—and offer the promise of a better future.
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PISA Science 2006: Implications for Science Teachers and Teaching NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
PISA Science 2006: Implications for Science Teachers and Teaching
Edited by: Rodger W. Bybee and Barry J. McCrae
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
What must we teach students to enable them to fully participate in a world community where science and technology play an increasingly significant role? That’s a question that science educators continually face and that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) helps answer.

Beginning in 2000 and every three years since, PISA has assessed the reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy of 15-year-olds in some 65 countries....  [view full summary]
What must we teach students to enable them to fully participate in a world community where science and technology play an increasingly significant role? That’s a question that science educators continually face and that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) helps answer.

Beginning in 2000 and every three years since, PISA has assessed the reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy of 15-year-olds in some 65 countries. In 2006 the assessment concentrated on science, and researchers evaluated students’ knowledge and skills by measuring the depth of scientific literacy attained rather than the elements of curricula mastered.

PISA Science 2006 provides a thorough examination of the assessment—including chapters on creating a framework for scientific literacy, test design and development, and frequently answered criticisms—plus more than a dozen essays on important themes for science teachers and the study’s implications for teaching science in the future. Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and indispensable, this book provides educators with a top-down view of where we stand today in science education and what this means for students and educators.


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Handbook of College Science Teaching NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
Handbook of College Science Teaching
Grade Level: College
Are you still using 20th century techniques to teach science to 21st century students? Update your practices as you learn about current theory and research with the authoritative Handbook of College Science Teaching. The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for updated practices in the college classroom. The 38 chapters—each written by experienced, award-winning...  [view full summary]
Are you still using 20th century techniques to teach science to 21st century students? Update your practices as you learn about current theory and research with the authoritative Handbook of College Science Teaching. The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for updated practices in the college classroom. The 38 chapters—each written by experienced, award-winning science faculty—are organized into eight sections:

• Attitudes and motivations (including research on science anxiety)
• Active learning
• Factors affecting learning
• Innovative teaching approaches (such as the use of primary literature, fieldwork, and inquiry labs)
• Use of technology for both teaching and student research
• Special challenges, such as teaching effectively to culturally diverse or learning disabled students
• Pre-college science instruction
• Improving instruction

No other book fills the Handbook’s unique niche as a definitive guide for science professors in all content areas. It even includes special help for those who teach non-science majors at the freshman and sophomore levels. The Handbook is ideal for graduate teaching assistants in need of a solid introduction, senior faculty and graduate coordinators in charge of training new faculty and grad students, and mid-career professors in search of reinvigoration.
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40 Inquiry Exercises for the College Biology Lab  NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
40 Inquiry Exercises for the College Biology Lab
By: A. Daniel Johnson
Grade Level: College
Drawing from the author’s own work as a lab developer, coordinator, and instructor, this one-of-a-kind text for college biology teachers uses the inquiry method in presenting 40 different lab exercises that make complicated biology subjects accessible to major and nonmajors alike. The volume offers a review of various aspects of inquiry, including teaching techniques, and covers 16 biology topics, including DNA isolation and analysis, properties of...  [view full summary]
Drawing from the author’s own work as a lab developer, coordinator, and instructor, this one-of-a-kind text for college biology teachers uses the inquiry method in presenting 40 different lab exercises that make complicated biology subjects accessible to major and nonmajors alike. The volume offers a review of various aspects of inquiry, including teaching techniques, and covers 16 biology topics, including DNA isolation and analysis, properties of enzymes, and metabolism and oxygen consumption. Student and teacher pages are provided for each of the 16 topics.
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The Biology Teacher's Handbook, 4th Edition NSTA Press Book
NSTA Press Book
The Biology Teacher's Handbook, 4th Edition
By: BSCS
Grade Level: College, High School, Middle School
Biology teachers, you’re in luck—BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) presents a wealth of current information in this new, updated edition of the classic The Biology Teacher’s Handbook.

No matter the depth of your experience, gain insight into what constitutes good teaching, how to guide students through inquiry at varying levels, and how to create a culture of inquiry in your classroom using science notebooks and other...  [view full summary]
Biology teachers, you’re in luck—BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) presents a wealth of current information in this new, updated edition of the classic The Biology Teacher’s Handbook.

No matter the depth of your experience, gain insight into what constitutes good teaching, how to guide students through inquiry at varying levels, and how to create a culture of inquiry in your classroom using science notebooks and other strategies. In addition, learn tactics for including controversial subjects in your courses, promoting scientific discussion, and choosing the right materials—information that would benefit the teacher of any subject.

BSCS experts have packed this volume with the latest, most valuable teaching ideas and guidelines. Their suggestions include designing your courses around five questions—all answered in the book’s five sections: What are the goals of the program for my students and me? How can I help students understand the nature of science? How do I teach controversial topics? How can I create a culture of scientific inquiry in my classroom? Where has biology teaching been, and where is it going?

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