New NSTA Book is Released

The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments helps teachers and their students engage in investigations that incorporate STEM practices and literacy skills. This pedagogical picture book, new from NSTA Press, not only describes how teachers can build investigations but also shows how to do so.

The Power of Investigating builds on the questioning strategies modeled in The Power of Questioning, the first book in NSTA Press's Powerful Practices series. The book provides vivid pictures, thoughtful text, and videos of teaching in action, so readers can hear teachers and students engage in authentic investigations. Models of five types of investigations that help develop literacy skills provide teachers with new strategies for the classroom. These features enable teachers in grades K-5 to immediately implement investigations and maximize instructional time.

Written by veteran educators, the book illustrates how to integrate Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and STEM education practices. Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 112-page book is priced at $22.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $18.36. (Stock # PB358X2; ISBN # 978-1-68140-492-9)

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.

NSTA Press 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.

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