This lively book contains the kind of guidance that could only come from veterans of the middle years science trenches. The authors know you’re crazy-busy, so they made the book easy to use, whether you want to read it cover to cover or pick out sections to help you with lesson planning and classroom management. They also know you face new challenges, so they thoroughly revised this second edition to meet the needs of today’s students. The book contains
big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle years learners and explore the nature of science with them
a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM and inquiry-based middle years science instruction, aligned with A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards
ten new and updated teacher-tested activities that integrate STEM with literacy skill-building
information on best instructional practices and professional development resources
connections to the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics.
If you’re a new teacher, you’ll gain a solid foundation in how to teach science and engineering practices while better understanding your often-enigmatic middle years students. If you’re a veteran teacher, you’ll benefit from a fresh view of what your colleagues are doing in new times. Either way, Doing Good Science in Middle School is a rich opportunity to reaffirm that what you do is “good science”.