Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10

by: Victor Sampson, Ashley Murphy, Kemper Lipscomb, and Todd L. Hutner

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If you’re looking for labs that cover Earth and space science, appeal to middle and high school students, and use Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), your search is over. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather. It also helps you make the instructional shift to ADI. This innovative approach to inquiry prompts students to use argument to construct, support, and evaluate scientific claims.

The book starts with guidance on how to use ADI. Then it provides labs that cover five disciplinary core ideas in Earth and space science: Earth’s place in the universe, the history of Earth, Earth’s systems, weather and climate, and Earth and human activity. Your students will explore important content and discover scientific practices. They can investigate everything from how the seasons work to what causes geological formations and even consider where NASA should send a space probe next to look for signs of life.

This volume is the latest in NSTA’s teacher-friendly ADI series. The authors are veteran teachers who know the importance of connecting all investigations to today’s standards—and of providing the information and instructional materials you need in one useful resource that combines literacy, math, and science. Use these new investigations to help students develop science proficiency by figuring out how and why things work, not just learning theories and laws.

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Assessment CCC1: Patterns CCC2: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation CCC4: Systems and System Models CCC5: Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation CCC6: Structure and Function CCC7: Stability and Change Curriculum Disciplinary Core Ideas in Earth and Space Science Earth & Space Science Environmental Science Inquiry Instructional Materials Labs Lesson Plans Literacy New Science Teachers Phenomena Preservice Science Education SEP1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems SEP2: Developing and Using Models SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations SEP4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data SEP6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions SEP7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence SEP8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

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Type NSTA Press BookPub Date 4/2/2018Pages 600ISBN 978-1-68140-373-1

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