Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10

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By: Victor Sampson, Ashley Murphy, Kemper Lipscomb, and Todd L. Hutner 

If you’re looking for labs that cover Earth and space science, appeal to middle and high school students, and use Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), your search is over. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather. It also helps you make the instructional shift to ADI. This innovative approach to inquiry prompts students to use argument to construct, support, and evaluate scientific claims.

The book starts with guidance on how to use ADI. Then it provides labs that cover five disciplinary core ideas in Earth and space science: Earth’s place in the universe, the history of Earth, Earth’s systems, weather and climate, and Earth and human activity. Your students will explore important content and discover scientific practices. They can investigate everything from how the seasons work to what causes geological formations and even consider where NASA should send a space probe next to look for signs of life.

This volume is the latest in NSTA’s teacher-friendly ADI series. The authors are veteran teachers who know the importance of connecting all investigations to today’s standards—and of providing the information and instructional materials you need in one useful resource that combines literacy, math, and science. Use these new investigations to help students develop science proficiency by figuring out how and why things work, not just learning theories and laws.


Type of Product: NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
Publication Date: 4/2/2018
Pages: 600
Stock Number: PB349X6
ISBN: 978-1-68140-373-1
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Read Inside: Read a sample chapter: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–10 (Book Sample)

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