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Challenge Your Student Investigators Through ‘Even More Everyday Science Mysteries’

April 8, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bestselling author Richard Konicek-Moran introduces 15 new mysteries in this third volume of his award-winning series. Even More Everyday Science Mysteries uses stories without endings to encourage students to ask questions, form hypotheses, and take ownership of their learning through investigation and inquiry. This hand-on approach proves to be the perfect vehicle for K-8 teachers, homeschooling parents, and informal educators to introduce concepts such as evaporation, global warming, air pressure, erosion, germination, and life cycles.

The convenience of lesson starters like “everyday mysteries” allow teachers to guide investigations and engage students in discussion of results and conclusions. Each mystery can be photocopied and distributed for students to read, discuss, and solve, deepening their “emotional connection” to the scientific world around them. The book is organized by the science concepts explored, and each chapter includes strategies for targeting specific grade levels and a list of corresponding standards.

“These stories are bound to reveal the wonderful ideas all students have, give them the confidence to explore their own thinking, and provide opportunities for them to ‘do’ science rather than have science ‘done’ to them.”

Page Keeley, NSTA President 2008-09

About the Author

Richard Konicek-Moran has been a science educator for more than 50 years and is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, where he teaches courses in science education. He has also worked as a researcher, middle school science teacher, and K-12 science coordinator, and he has volunteered at the Everglades National Park as a nature interpreter and research assistant. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Illinois and his doctorate in science education from Columbia University.

You can browse sample pages of this new book free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.

For additional information or to purchase Even More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching 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. Outside the United States and Canada, call 301-638-0200. The 186-page book is priced at $24.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $19.96. (Stock # PB220X3, ISBN # 978-1-935155-13-3)

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 15-20 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.

SOURCE National Science Teachers Association


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