Tag Archives: NGSS

Engaging in Authentic Research

Looking for an opportunity for you and your students to do authentic scientific research? Then programs like Rutgers University’s Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) and the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) might be for you. Continue reading

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Ed News: We Must Restore Respect to the Teaching Profession

This week in education news, new legislation introduced in ban animal dissection in California schools; House passes the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act; teachers need to have a voice; professional development is a term that many educators have come … Continue reading

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Using Social Media and Technology to Encourage Students’ Evidence-Based Discussions

Teachers often aspire to help their students become more involved in a community of practice. In my classroom, members of the community are my students, as well as students in other classrooms and professional scientists. In this blog post, I … Continue reading

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How Teachers Can Use Technology to Support 3-D Teaching and Learning

Three-dimensional (3-D) teaching and learning integrates the use of science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core science ideas to help students make sense of the world. From a teaching perspective, learning progressions promote the use of science practices to develop understanding … Continue reading

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Using Collaborative Educational Technology Tools in Science

Science literacy is critical for our students. We need them to understand why it is important for them to do activities, such as composting. In fifth grade, one of the goals for students is to obtain information about, evaluate, and … Continue reading

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Ed News: NGSS Science Promotes Phenomena-Based Learning

This week in education news: California gears up for tests on their new science standards; an in-depth look at how Next Generation Science Standards promote phenomena based learning; OpenSciEd’s work to create curriculum aligned with the NGSS; and the movie … Continue reading

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Supporting Science through Interdisciplinary Instruction

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have totally transformed my students’ learning experiences in STEM. However, like most teachers, my biggest challenge has been finding the additional time that students need to observe, question, investigate, and interpret results. Thinking and … Continue reading

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Understanding the Intermingling of Engineering and Life Sciences (and How Best to Teach It)

For engineers to design and make the systems and devices all of us depend on in our daily lives, they need scientific and mathematical knowledge. Simultaneously, scientists benefit from engineering advances evident in the devices, instruments, and processes they use … Continue reading

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Did You Get My Message?

Curiosity and non-conformity are two traits that have served science educator and eBooks+ Kids author Martha Harney very well throughout her professional life. Harney, an elementary science specialist for the Northeast Elementary School in Waltham, Mass., grew up among people … Continue reading

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Using Discourse With High School Science Students

High school students love to talk. Covering topics from music to memes, the hallway conversations are always lively. But when students enter the classroom, they suddenly have nothing to say. I believe it’s because students don’t know how to talk … Continue reading

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