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Elementary teachers can use ADI to help students in grades 3-5 develop important literacy and mathematics skills as they teach science.

ADI gives elementary students an opportunity to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts and practices of science to figure out how things work or why things happen. ADI also encourages children to think about “how we know” in addition to “what we have figured out.”

Elementary

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations

  • $47.95
  • By: Victor Sampson & Ashley Murphy

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science is divided into two basic parts:

1. An introduction to the stages of ADI—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development to evaluating and revising ideas.

2. A well-organized series of 14 field-tested investigations designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional activities. The investigations cover five disciplinary core ideas: motion and stability, molecules and organisms, heredity, biological evolution, and Earth’s systems. Using the Student Workbook, your class will explore important content and discover scientific practices. They can investigate questions such as these: What types of objects are attracted to a magnet? Why do wolves live in groups? And what was the ecosystem like 49 million years ago in Darmstadt, Germany?

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations

  • $47.95
  • By: Victor Sampson & Ashley Murphy

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science is divided into two basic parts:

1. An introduction to the stages of ADI—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development to evaluating and revising ideas.

2. A well-organized series of 15 field-tested investigations designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional activities. The investigations cover energy, waves and their application in technologies for information transfer, molecules and organisms, and Earth’s place in the universe and systems. Using the Student Workbook, your students will explore important content and discover scientific practices. They can investigate questions such as these: How does the energy of a moving object change after a collision? How can you make an electric car move faster? And why do big waves block the entrance to some New Zealand harbors?

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