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Books on Design Thinking

Print Books

Janice VanCleave's astronomy for every kid : 101 easy experiments that really work by Janice Pratt VanCleave

Preparing mathematics and science teachers for diverse classrooms : promising strategies for transformative pedagogy by Alberto Rodríguez and Richard Kitchen

Teaching Elementary Science : a Full Spectrum Science Instruction Approach by William and Mary Esler

Weaving Science Inquiry and Continuous Assessment : Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning by Maura O’Brien Carlson, Gregg Humphrey, and Karen Reinhardt

Science through Children’s Literature : an Integrated Approach by Carol and John Butzow

Electronic Books (login will be required)

Assessment in Science : Practical Experiences and Education Research by Maureen McMahon

Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K–8 Classrooms by Cory Buxton and Eugene Provenzo

Designing and Teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course by Sandra Abell, Ken Appleton, and Deborah Hanuscin

Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

from National Science Teaching Association

Creating scientists : teaching and assessing science practice for the NGSS [eBook]

Evidence-based science activities in grades 3-5 : meeting the NGSS [eBook]

Introducing teachers and administrators to the NGSS : a professional development facilitator's guide [eBook]

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