Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science: Three-Dimensional Investigations

by: Victor Sampson, Todd L. Hutner, Jonathon Groom, Jennifer Kaszuba, and Carrie Burt

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The reproducible student pages in Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science have been extracted for your convenience and re-packaged as a classroom-ready tool for students—Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fifth-Grade Science. Use it to help your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument from evidence.

The workbook is divided into two basic parts:

1. An overview of how students will actively and safely engage in three-dimensional learning—including an introduction to the practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas; a list of safety rules; and a safety acknowledgment form.

2. A well-organized series of 16 field-tested investigations designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional activities. The focus is on making sense of how the world works. Investigations cover matter and its interactions; motion and stability; ecosystems and their interactions, energy, and dynamics; Earth’s place in the universe; and Earth’s systems. Students will investigate questions such as: What happens to a substance’s weight when transforming from a solid to a liquid? Where does the matter that plants need to grow come from? Why do days change length in different locations on Earth? And why do people use hot water instead of cold when making tea?

For instructional support, you can consult the teacher book (ADI in Fifth-Grade Science), which includes an introduction to ADI, detailed teacher notes for each investigation, peer-review guides, teacher scoring rubrics, and more!

About the Teacher Book
ADI in Fifth-Grade Science is part of NSTA’s bestselling series about ADI in elementary, middle, and high school science. Like its predecessors, this collection is designed to be easy to use, with teacher notes, investigation handouts, and checkout questions. The lessons 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 with its tips for teaching English language learners.

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Assessment Biology Inquiry Instructional Materials Interdisciplinary Labs Lesson Plans NGSS Phenomena Physical Science Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning


Type NSTA Press BookPub Date August 05, 2020Pages 264ISBN 978-1-68140-573-5Stock # PB349X9S

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