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Earth & Space Sciences for NGSS

Student Edition

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Suitability High School Earth Science; High School Space Sciences
ISBN 978-1-927309-37-7
Edition 2016 (1st)
Page Numbers 272


Converts the series into an
online course

eBOOK version
Provides a replica of the printed book for iPAD and laptops


Product Description

Chapter Titles

  • Science Practices
  • The Universe and Its Stars
  • Earth and the Solar System
  • The History of Planet Earth
  • Earth Materials and Systems
  • Plate Tectonics
  • The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes
  • Weather, Climate and Biogeology
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Hazards
  • Human Impacts on Earth Systems
  • Global Climate Change

Although not written specifically for the New Zealand curriculum, Earth and Space Sciences for NGSS provides many up-to-date stories and case-studies in this area of science. See material that covers the latest space exploration missions, including the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P, and the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

Through completion of 155 activities (272 pages), students build a sound understanding of science and engineering practices, recognise and understand the concepts that link all domains of science, and build the knowledge base required.

The Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) provide the structural framework for the workbook, dividing it into three sections. Each chapter provides activities to specifically address the performance expectations arising from the DCIs.

Science and Engineering Practices are supported throughout with activities to develop skills in analyzing and interpreting data, developing and using models, and constructing explanations from evidence. A supporting introductory chapter provides students with additional opportunities to practice the mathematical and inquiry-based skills required at this level.

Crosscutting concepts are identified throughout, allowing students to make connections between core ideas in different topics.

Nature of Science: Students develop an understanding of the nature of science through incorporation of its basic principles into activities. Where appropriate, detail is provided in key boxes so that students can better understand both the concepts and practices of science.

Engineering Design: The Engineering Design component of NGSS has been incorporated as appropriate through activities that engage the student in the solution of real world problems. This aspect of the standards provides an exciting opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a creative way, with due consideration to social and environmental considerations.


Product Features and Benefits

  • One-Page Synopsis

    Each chapter is prefaced by a one-page synopsis of core ideas, science and engineering practices, and key terms, providing a summary of learning outcomes.

  • Key Idea

    A key idea at the top of each page summarizes the primary focus of the activity.

  • Direct Questioning

    A direct questioning style helps students to easily identify what is being asked.

  • End Of Chapter Synoptic Activities

    End of chapter synoptic activities provide a means of self-testing or assessment. They focus on the understanding of content and vocabulary.

  • Diagrams, Illustrations and Photographs

    Clear, uncomplicated diagrams, illustrations, and photographs support and reinforce the text.

  • Concept Maps

    Concept maps encourage connections between topics and promote recognition of crosscutting concepts.