The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Creating Teachable Moments

by: Rodger W. Bybee

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With this book, you can stop wishing you could engage your students more fully and start engaging. Magic moments no longer have to be random. The BSCS 5E Instructional Model can help you create more teachable moments in your classroom.

Created by a team led by author Rodger Bybee, the popular BSCS 5E Instructional Model includes five phases: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. Bybee wrote this book to be just as well organized and practical as the model itself. Much of it is devoted to an in-depth explanation of how to put the model to work in the classroom, but the book also

• explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports such models;
• explains how to connect the model to the Next Generation Science Standards, STEM education, 21st-century skills, and implementation in your classroom; and
• weaves a narrative that encompasses education research, the psychology of learning, and the reality of classroom practice.

Firmly rooted in research but brought to life in a conversational tone, The BSCS 5E Instructional Model addresses every teacher’s concern: how to become more effective in the classroom—and enjoy more of those teachable moments.

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.

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