Attention - Shipping

The transition of our inventory to a new warehouse is taking longer than we anticipated. As a result, we are experiencing fulfillment delays and order(s) are taking longer to ship out. We are working hard to get the stock moved to our new facility as quickly as possible so that we are better equipped to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

attention

Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

by: Kim Kastens and Margie Turrin

$23.48 Member Price $29.35 Nonmember Price

Add to Cart

Add to Wish List

Add to Collection

Login or become a free member

Teachers of Earth and environmental sciences in grades 8–12 will welcome this activity book centered on six “data puzzles” that foster critical-thinking skills in students and support science and math standards.

Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science data—including graphs, maps, tables, images, and narratives—and asks students to step into scientists’ shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data. For the teacher, each puzzle is supported by an extensive Pedagogical Content Knowledge Guide with background information, required skills, common student misconceptions, an answer key to the questions in the student section, and a bank of resources for further exploration of the topics.

Paleoclimate, weather forecasting, earthquakes, estuaries, watersheds, and hydrothermal vents are all covered. The time-efficient puzzles—taking approximately one period to complete—can be the beginning of an exciting, data-rich classroom environment.

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

Learn More