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Outstanding Science Trade Books for High School Students

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Release Date: 03/24/2024

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I was recently reading the May/June 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Editorial” section written by Patty McGinnis.  She wrote an article entitled, “Raising a Voice for Change.” Our students can act as change agents.  Involving students in community outreach in which they educate, encourage, and assist families in organizing carpools, planning for weekly meatless meals, and limiting food waste are all actionable things that help the planet.

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I was recently reading the March/April 2024 issue of “Science and Children,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Note” section written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  She wrote an article entitled, “Climate Justice.” Education is a critical agent in addressing the issue of climate change.  The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change assigns responsibility to Parties of the Convention to undertake educational and public awareness campaigns on climate-change, and to ensure public participation in programs and...

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I was recently reading the March/April 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Interdisciplinary Ideas” section written by Katie Coppens.  She wrote an article entitled, “Designing Performance-Based Assessments That Engage!” Rather than stressful, an assessment should feel like a celebration of learning for students.  Performance-based assessments allow students to demonstrate their understanding of one or more standards by accomplishing tasks that are engaging and flexible in how students...

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I was recently reading the March/April 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “From the Editor’s Desk” column written by Patty McGinnis.  She wrote an article entitled, “3D Assessment.” In the article she shared ideas about writing assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.  The National Research Council recommends that teachers utilize a combination of constructed response, selected response, and projects to assess three-dimensional learning.  She recommended two...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “The Science Teacher,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Corner” written by Ann Haley MacKenzie.  She wrote an article entitled, “How Can We Make Our Students’ Thinking Visible?” In the article she shared three strategies for making thinking visible.  The strategies were taken from the books, “Making Thinking Visible” and “The Power of Making Thinking Visible.” The strategies are: “See-Think-Wonder” “Connect-Extend-Challenge” “CSI:...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “Science and Children,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for elementary school science teachers. In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. In part 2 of this two-part podcast series, I share eight books that were selected for early elementary students.  The books are: “Whale Fall” by Melissa Stewart “Find Out About Animal...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “Science and Children,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for elementary school science teachers. In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. In part 1 of this two-part podcast series, I share nine books that were selected for early elementary students.  The books are: “We are Branches” by Joyce Sidman “How Birds Sleep” by...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for middle school science teachers. In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. In part 2 of this podcast series, I share seven more books that were selected for middle-school students.  The books are: “A Star Explodes: The Story of Supernova 1054” by James Gladstone “Old Enough...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “The Science Teacher,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for high school science teachers. In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. In this podcast, I share the two books that were selected for high school students.  The books are: “Hidden Systems” by Dan Nott “The Woman in the Moon” by Richard Maurer

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for middle school science teachers. In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. In this first of two podcasts, I share six of the twelve books that were selected for middle school students.  The books are: “My Indigo World” by Rosa Chang “Before Colors: Where Do Pigments and Dyes...

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I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “The Science Teacher,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for high school science teachers.

In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council.

In this podcast, I share the two books that were selected for high school students.  The books are:

“Hidden Systems” by Dan Nott

“The Woman in the Moon” by Richard Maurer