Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2 is Released

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2 is Released

In Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2, the latest installment in the award-winning Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series, Page Keeley offers teachers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism.

Like the other eight wildly popular books in the full series, Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2:

  • Provides a collection of engaging questions, or formative assessment probes. Each probe in this volume is designed to uncover what students know-or think they know-about electric or magnetic phenomena or identify misunderstandings they may develop during instruction.
  • Offers field-tested teacher materials that provide "best answers" along with distracters designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold.
  • Is easy to use. The new probes are short, easy-to-administer activities that come ready to reproduce. In addition to explaining the science content, the teacher materials note links to national standards and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present material so students will learn it accurately.

By helping you detect and then make sound instructional decisions to address students' misconceptions, this new volume has the potential to transform your teaching.

"I have used this entire series for assessing student understanding, for small- and large-group class discussions, and to fill those five or 10-minute 'unexpected' moments that arise during the day. The prompts are so popular that students beg to do them. ...This series is so helpful that I would not consider teaching without it."

-A teacher review of the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series from the NSTA Science Store

You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at

For additional information or to purchase Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2, visit the NSTA Science Store at To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 190-page book is priced at $37.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $30.36. (Stock # PB274X2, ISBN # 978-1-936137-37-4)

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press produces 25-30 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.

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