ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Construct-a-Boat, -Catapult, -Glove, and -Greenhouse” comprise the four sets of activities in NSTA’s newly refreshed resource for high school teachers, Science by Design, which encourages learning by doing. These hands-on lessons integrated with intriguing engineering concepts are sure to inspire an interest in STEM subjects—those that are critical to the development of skills necessary to compete in the competitive global economy. The activities cover concepts such as buoyancy and friction; torsion and elasticity; heat transfer and insulation; plant biology; thermodynamics; and energy transfer.
Most important are the results that come from engaging students in these activities: the ability to design and conduct investigations; recognize and apply models; construct explanations and make predictions; make decisions and create solutions; and build, test, and evaluate.
Time-starved teachers will be able to immediately put these lessons into action by using the teaching tools provided, such as thorough explanations, materials lists, timing estimates, suggestions, and assessments from student activity sheets and student portfolios.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase Science by Design … Construct a Boat, Catapult, Glove, and Greenhouse and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 376-page book is priced at $37.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $30.36. (Stock # PB331X, ISBN #978-1-936959-48-8)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20–25 new 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.