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Middle School Teachers Can Learn Better Ways to Sequence Science Lessons with a New NSTA Book

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Instructional
Sequence Matters, Grades 6–8: Structuring Lessons With the
NGSS in
Mind,
shows how simple shifts in the way teachers
arrange and combine activities can help improve student learning. The new
NSTA
Press
book introduces the "explore-before-explain" method
while making it easier to put the Next Generation Science Standards
(NGSS)
into practice.

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Instructional Sequence Matters discusses two popular approaches
for structuring science lessons: POE (Predict, Observe, and Explain) and
5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). The book
explains what contemporary research says about sequencing and how you
can make the needed changes. Ready-to-teach physical science lessons use
either a POE or 5E sequence to cover heat and temperature, magnetism,
electric circuits, and force and motion. Detailed examples show how
specific aspects of all three dimensions of the NGSS can
translate into the classroom.

The book helps both novice teachers and classroom veterans discover the
rationale and the real-life examples they need to restructure the
hands-on approach they now use.

Browse sample
pages
of this title for free at the NSTA
Science Store website
.

For additional information or to purchase a copy of Instructional
Sequence Matters, Grades 6–8
and other books from NSTA Press,
visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 110-page book is priced at
$24.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $19.96. (Stock # PB438X;
ISBN # 978-1-68140-584-1)

About NSTA

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 50,000 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.

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