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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Vol. 4

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Vol. 4
25 New Formative Assessment Probes

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September 2012 | 184 pages | Corwin
Wouldn't it be helpful to know what your students' ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? 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.
Physical Science and Unifying Themes Assessment Probes
Chapter 1: Sugar Water
Chapter 2: Iron Bar
Chapter 3: Burning Paper
Chapter 4: Nails in a Jar
Chapter 5: Salt Crystals
Chapter 6: Ice Water
Chapter 7: Warming Water
Chapter 8: Standing on One Foot
Chapter 9: Magnet in Water
Chapter 10: Is It a Model?
Chapter 11: Is It a System?
Life, Earth, and Space Science Assessment Probes
Chapter 12: Is It Food?
Chapter 13: Biological Evolution
Chapter 14: Chicken Eggs
Chapter 15: Adaptation
Chapter 16: Is It "FItter"?
Chapter 17: Catching a Cold
Chapter 18: Digestive System
Chapter 19: Camping Trip
Chapter 20: Global Warming
Chapter 21: Where Does Oil Come From?
Chapter 22: Where Would It Fall?
Chapter 23: Moonlight
Chapter 24: Lunar Eclipse
Chapter 25: Solar Eclipse

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Chapter 17

Page D. Keeley

PAGE KEELEY has been a leader in science education for over 20 years. She "retired" from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) in 2012 where she had been the Senior Science Program Director since 1996. Today she works as an independent consultant, speaker, and author providing professional development to school districts and organizations in the areas of formative assessment and teaching for conceptual understanding. Page has been the principal investigator and project director on 3 National Science Foundation-funded projects including the Northern New England Co-Mentoring Network (NNECN), PRISMS- Phenomena... More About Author

Joyce Tugel

JOYCE TUGEL has been a leader in science education since she left the classroom in 2001 to become the science professional development specialist at the TERC Eisenhower Regional Alliance. In 2005 she came to work with Page Keeley at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, as a K-12 science specialist, where she managed and directed several projects and provided professional development support to schools and districts throughout New England and nationally. Recently “retired” from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, today she works as an independent K-12 STEM/Science Education Consultant. Her work primarily focuses on... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781935155010