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Science, K-8

NSTA Recommends

Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide teachers and administrators with a way of teaching and assessing science-process and communication skills.

Our performance tasks are classroom tested and can be used for assessment, instruction and/or professional development. Investigations have been reviewed and approved by NSTA Recommends.

Science material features:

  • Truly, open-ended performance tasks that encourage students to communicate their thinking
  • Standards-based rubrics that focus on science processes and communication
  • Annotated anchor papers that accompany each investigation
  • Teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Alignments to NGSS, state, national (STEM, AAAS and NRC) and provincial standards, as well as leading science kits and literature links

The most powerful form of professional development occurs when teachers work together to assess student performance and discuss student work. This experience ties together assessment, curriculum and instruction. Exemplars material supports this process.

Current Science Material

Best of Science Exemplars CD-ROM, K-5

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Exemplars


This CD features a collection of our favorite hands-on, inquiry-based science investigations for the elementary grades. Tasks focus on scientific investigation and inquiry linked to earth, physical, life and design science concepts. Our user-friendly CD format makes searching by big ideas and unifying concepts, interdisciplinary links, grade span and task name easy!

Material is aligned to NGSS, state and national standards as well as children's literature. It can be used in combination with leading science kits such as Delta, Foss, Insight and STC.

The CDs feature:

  • 150 K-5 open-ended, performance tasks for assessment, instruction and portfolio pieces
  • Scoring rubrics and annotated anchor papers to accompany each investigation
  • Rich, teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Tasks correlated to national science standards (STEM, NRC and AAAS), state standards and leading science kits (Delta, Foss, Insight and STC)
  • Tasks designated and grouped by: K-2, and 3-5 grade spans
  • Search capability by big ideas and unifying science concepts, grade span, math concepts and interdisciplinary links
  • A user-friendly, browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ORDER CODE: BOSK5

 

Best of Science Exemplars CD-ROM, 6-8



Exemplars
Exemplars

This CD features a collection of our favorite hands-on, inquiry-based science investigations for the middle grades. Tasks focus on scientific investigation and inquiry linked to earth, physical, life and design science concepts. Our user-friendly CD format makes searching by big ideas and unifying concepts, interdisciplinary links, grade span and task name easy!

Material is aligned to NGSS, state and national standards as well as children's literature. It can be used in combination with leading science kits such as Delta, Foss, Insight and STC.

The CDs feature:

  • 70 6-8 open-ended, performance tasks for assessment, instruction and portfolio pieces
  • Scoring rubrics and annotated anchor papers to accompany each investigation
  • Rich, teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Tasks correlated to national science standards (STEM, NRC and AAAS), state standards and leading science kits (Delta, Foss, Insight and STC)
  • Tasks designated and grouped by the 6-8 grade span
  • Search capability by big ideas and unifying science concepts, grade span, math concepts and interdisciplinary links
  • A user-friendly, browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

CDs can be purchased separately for grades K-5 and 6-8 or as a combined set for grades K-8.

ORDER CODE: BOS68


Best of Science Exemplars, K-8 CD Set

Exemplars
Exemplars
Exemplars
Exemplars

Together, the K-5 and 6-8 CDs feature 220 of our favorite hands-on, inquiry-based science investigations. Tasks focus on scientific investigation and inquiry linked to earth, physical, life and design science concepts. Our user-friendly CD format makes searching by big ideas and unifying concepts, interdisciplinary links, grade span and task name easy!

Material is aligned to NGSS, state and national standards as well as children's literature. It can be used in combination with leading science kits such as Delta, Foss, Insight and STC.

Together as a set, the CDs feature:

  • 150 K-5 and 70 6-8 open-ended, performance tasks for assessment, instruction and portfolio pieces
  • Scoring rubrics and annotated anchor papers to accompany each investigation
  • Rich, teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Tasks correlated to national science standards (STEM, NRC and AAAS), state standards and leading science kits (Delta, Foss, Insight and STC)
  • Tasks designated and grouped by: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade spans
  • Search capability by big ideas and unifying science concepts, grade span, math concepts and interdisciplinary links
  • A user-friendly, browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ORDER CODE: BOSK8

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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Here's What People Are Saying

Exemplars math problems and rubrics have been available to Amphitheater teachers since 1998. The materials were distributed through our District Math Team. Each school received information and explanations from their site leader. Classes covering the use of problems and the rubrics were also included in the district professional development program. In addition, the District Math Specialist provided in-service to individual schools.

Rosemary Beck

Math Resource Teacher

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