New NSTA Book Helps Teachers Cultivate Young Scientists’ Investigation Skills

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
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
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.

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