Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations (Book sample chapter)by: Victor Sampson and Ashley Murphy

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Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry (ADI) for elementary instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? You aren’t alone. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations. It’s designed to help your third graders work the way scientists do while integrating literacy and math at the same time.

With the Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science, you’ll have all the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. It provides lab details, safety information, and handouts to get your students ready to start investigating. It presents a well-organized series of 14 field-tested investigations designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional activities. The investigations cover five disciplinary core ideas: motion and stability, molecules and organisms, heredity, biological evolution, and Earth’s systems. They’ll explore questions such as these: What types of objects are attracted to a magnet? Why do wolves live in groups? And what was the ecosystem like 49 million years ago in Darmstadt, Germany?

The Student Workbook book is part of NSTA’s best-selling series about ADI in middle school and high school science. Like its predecessors, this collection is designed to be easy to use. The lessons also support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. The book can also help emerging bilingual students meet the English Language Proficiency Standards.

Many of today’s elementary school teachers—like you—want new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from classroom activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science, with its accompanying Student Workbook, does all of this while giving students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using mathematics in the context of science.

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