STEM Research for Students Volume 1: Understanding Scientific Experimentation, Engineering Design, and Mathematical Relationships
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Based on years of experience and prior publications, the NEW two-volume book, STEM RESEARCH for STUDENTS, is a vital resource for K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, and their students.
In Volume One, students acquire the fundamentals and apply them to their investigations:
- Conduct experiments and refine the design and procedures;
- Construct data tables and graphs, use descriptive statistics, and make sense of an experiment;
- Meet a human need by designing, building, and testing a model;
- Communicate findings through reports and interactions with peers;
- Apply mathematical concepts to data including ratio and proportional relationships, geometry and measurement, algebra, and statistics.
STEM Research for Students, Volume 1, is:
- Student friendly! Chapters contain investigations with readily available materials, explanations of major concepts, practice sets, and formative assessment tools. Use as a sequence or as individual units of study for specific content.
- STEM encompassing! For each core experiment, students have multiple options for making connections to various scientific disciplines, engineering, and mathematics.
- Teacher enhanced! Each chapter contains learning objectives and assessment tools – checklists or rubrics. Answers to the practice sets are available on a secure Kendall Hunt web site.
- Standards aligned! All chapters are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for Mathematics and Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects, and the International Standards for Technology in Education Standards for Students.
Available in print and e-Book formats, STEM Research for Students, Volume 1, may be used:
- As a supplemental text in upper elementary, middle, and senior high classrooms;
- As a core text for introductory research courses and STEM research clubs;
- For pre-service and in-service teachers of science, mathematics, career and technical courses, and gifted students;
- As a resource for all teachers involved with experiments, engineering designs, mathematical investigations, and competitive STEM projects.
The companion volume, STEM Research for Students, Volume 2 enables students to build upon this strong foundation and create effective science experiments, engineering designs, and mathematical investigations.
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PART ONE: ENGAGING IN EXPERIMENTATION
Chapter 1 Conducting Experiments
Chapter 2 Refining Experiments
Chapter 3 Analyzing an Experimental Design
Chapter 4 Experimenting Precisely
PART TWO: ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Chapter 5 Selecting and Calculating Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 6 Selecting and Constructing Graphs
Chapter 7 Making Sense of Experiments
PART THREE: ENGAGING IN ENGINEERING DESIGN
Chapter 8 Designing, Building, and Testing Models
A Correlations With Nationwide Learning Standards
B Using Safe Procedures
C Definitions of Key Terms