Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes Collection


This is a collection of free NSTA resources related to the NSTA Press Book: Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes. Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have. 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 is comprised of 25 “probes”—brief, easily administered activities designed to determine your students’ thinking on 44 core science topics (grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science).

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