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This short video describes first steps teachers can take towards transitioning to the NGSS.
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Published in 2016
NSTA's newest infographic , How Today's Students Learn Science , helps all audiences better understand some of the important shifts of the NGSS. Presented in a fun, comic-book style, it showcases science and engineering practices in action, such as developing models, planning and carrying out...
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The goal of this activity is to have students analyze Earth science informational text using a systems-thinking approach. First, students review (or are introduced to) each of the spheres that comprise the Earth system (i.e. atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere). Next, students read a...
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The goal of this activity is for students to evaluate the specific claims in a scientific text. Individually, students read an article and annotate the text, identifying claims, evidence, reasoning, and rebuttals. Then, students work in groups, sharing their individual findings and coming to a...
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The goal of this activity is for students to develop strategies that will help them understand complex informational texts. Individually, students read a text and annotate key words and phrases that strike them as important, surprising, unclear, and so on. After students have read and annotated the...
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Published in 2015
Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how...
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Effective communication skills enable scientists to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. UNAVCO provides communication training for our three internship programs, offers on-demand...
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The Science Literacy Maps are an interactive tool for teachers and learners to explore specific science and math concepts. The maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels. Clicking on a concept within the maps will show resources...
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NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators to evaluate, select, and implement instructional materials designed for next generation science. NextGen TIME empowers educators to aim higher and accomplish more during instructional...
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Published in 2008
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences?...
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Published in 2008
One-size fits all learning is a thing of th epast. Current educational research confirms the importance of differentiated instruction; today's diverse student populations demand it. But what, exactly, is differentiated instruction? And how can elementary teachers differentiate science and literacy...
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This guide outlines strategies to build literacy and science skills by combining online science learning, using our Kids' Crossing Web site, and our favorite hands-on classroom activities!
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PUMAS is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life. The examples are written primarily by scientists, engineers, and other content experts having practical experience with the material. They...
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Published in 2017
Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. Unfortunately, the way science has been taught in the United...
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"The 5 E's is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas. The 5 E's can be used with students of all ages, including adults. Each of the 5 E's describes a phase of learning, and each phase...
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"This website is for teachers who want to learn more about engaging students in the Science and Engineering Practices as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Mathematical Thinking Practices as described in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The site presents videos...
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Middle level teachers can familiarize themselves with NGSS-style assessment tasks. The website currently offers performance expectations clusters in areas of Chemical Reactions and Energy and Energy and Matter, with tasks for life science currently being developed. Teachers who register for a free...
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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge teachers to think deeply about learning and teaching with the goal of developing a clear vision of science education that is coherent, focused, and rigorous. The Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS are designed to help professional...
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With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards by several states, teachers across the academic disciplines have been called on to support students in attending to literacy tasks in their subjects in a more intensive way. Science teachers, trained to be content specialists, benefit from...
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The mission of the RTLS project is to increase middle level science content learning by improving students' ability to interpret science texts. Teachers can access a comprehensive collection of resources to help make that happen, including information about the pedagogical basis for emphasizing...
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