Engage Students with Real-World Scenarios to Teach Earth and Space Science with New NSTA Resource

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NSTA–Educators and their students will be engaged by the thought-provoking
scenarios presented in the new NSTA Press book Problem-Based
Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K–12
Like its predecessor, Problem-Based
Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12
, this volume about
Earth and space science shows teachers how to use problem-based learning
(PBL) to teach students about Earth’s landforms and water, the rock
cycle and plate tectonics, weather, and astronomy.

The scenarios will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on
analyzing and solving authentic problems, asking questions, posing
hypotheses, and constructing solutions. The problems were written by a
team of experienced educators who facilitated the National Science
Foundation–funded PBL Project for Teachers. The authors hope to ignite
teachers’ creativity through strategies that will help students deepen
their understanding of science concepts and how to apply them.

The book provides complete lesson plans that support the Next
Generation Science Standards
. In addition, it offers extensive
examples, instructions, tips, assessment questions, and model responses
to assessments. Browse sample
of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase Problem-Based Learning in
the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K–12
, visit the NSTA Science
Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
weekdays. The 263-page book is priced at $39.95 and discount-priced for
NSTA members at $31.96. (Stock # PB408X1; ISBN #978-1-941316-19-1)

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 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors,
administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others
involved in science education.

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.


Kate Falk, 703-312-9211