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September 20, 2014

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Robots, Rockets, Cool Cars: New High-Interest STEM Books | Series Made Simple

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Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters takes an in-depth look at new nonfiction series that focus on STEM topics such as robotics, measuring, and big machines.

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New Nonfic Titles Align to Next Gen Science Standards | Series Made Simple

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Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters explores several new science series, many of which align closely to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS.)

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Inquiry and Integration Across the Curriculum | Natural Selection and Adaptation

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In a lesson designed for middle school students, the authors investigate questions about the evolution of life on Earth through the lens of contemporary standards.

Science Learning | A Medley of Resources

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As the authors of new title on inquiry and literacy note, “simply reading about science” cannot replace the “actual doing of science.” Here are a few new titles that offer guidance and suggestions on incorporating hands-on and project-based learning in science and other classrooms.

Coming Soon to a School Near You | Consider the Source

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Common Core’s “Next Generation Science Standards” will be released this month, and although critics say the new guidelines still need work, they’re a step in the right direction.