ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Educators and their students will be engaged by the thought-provoking scenarios presented in the new NSTA Press book Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K–12. Like its predecessor, Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, this volume about Earth and space science shows teachers how to use problem-based learning (PBL) to teach students about Earth’s landforms and water, the rock cycle and plate tectonics, weather, and astronomy.
The scenarios will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing and solving authentic problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, and constructing solutions. The problems were written by a team of experienced educators who facilitated the National Science Foundation–funded PBL Project for Teachers. The authors hope to ignite teachers’ creativity through strategies that will help students deepen their understanding of science concepts and how to apply them.
The book provides complete lesson plans that support the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, it offers extensive examples, instructions, tips, assessment questions, and model responses to assessments. Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.
For additional information or to purchase Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K–12, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 263-page book is priced at $39.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $31.96. (Stock # PB408X1; ISBN #978-1-941316-19-1)
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook for the latest information and new book releases.