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Creating Scientists

Teaching and Assessing Science Practice for the NGSS

By Christopher Moore


184 pages | 33 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138237988
pub: 2017-11-15
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pub: 2017-11-22
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Learn how to shift from teaching science content to teaching a more hands-on, inquiry-based approach, as required by the new Next Generation Science Standards. This practical book provides a clear, research verified framework for building lessons that teach scientific process and practice abilities, such as gathering and making sense of data, constructing explanations, designing experiments, and communicating information. Creating Scientists features reproducible, immediately deployable tools and handouts that you can use in the classroom to assess your students’ learning within the domains for the NGSS or any standards framework with focus on the integration of science practice with content. This book is an invaluable resource for educators seeking to build a "community of practice," where students discover ideas through well-taught, hands-on, authentic science experiences that foster an innate love for learning how the world works.

Table of Contents


About the Author


Introduction: How do you create scientists?

Part I: Teaching and assessing science practice

Chapter 1: What is science practice?

Chapter 2: How do you teach science practice?

Chapter 3: How do you assess science practice?

Part II: Science practice in the classroom

Chapter 4: Conducting investigations and transforming your classroom

Chapter 5: Interpreting results and teaching abstract concepts

Chapter 6: Communicating science and building communities of practice

Part III: Putting it all together

Chapter 7: Capstones to learning and going beyond the NGSS

About the Author

Christopher Moore is the Dr. George F. Haddix Community Chair in Physical Science and associate professor of physics education at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / Elementary & Secondary