Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: 25 new formative assessment probes, Volume 4
Wouldn't it be helpful to know what your students' ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Newly released Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students' preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of grades K-12 will find short probes with grade-band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students' ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction. Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life, and Earth and space science with a new category called "unifying principles." Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment. Each short probe provides easy-to-follow steps for uncovering--and correcting--the preconceptions and misconceptions students bring to the classroom, helping teachers replace false notions with sound scientific principles.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BetsySanford - LibraryThing
An excellent resource that may be used both formatively and summatively in a variety of ways including pre, mid, and post tests, essay, and exit tickets. Read full review
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NStA publishes a wide variety of resources for science teachers that link to national and state standards. This team of authors have now published four full volumes of various activities designed to ... Read full review
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