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Mystery Science: Lessons for elementary teachers. The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites. Smithsonian. Cybraryman Internet Catalogue. New Jersey State Academic Standards: Science. New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards Science Michael Heinz, Coordinator Science, engineering, and technology influence and permeate every aspect of modern life.

New Jersey State Academic Standards: Science

Some knowledge of science and engineering is required to engage with the major public policy issues of today as well as to make informed everyday decisions, such as selecting among alternative medical treatments or determining how to invest public funds for water supply options. In addition, understanding science and the extraordinary insights it has produced can be meaningful and relevant on a personal level, opening new worlds to explore and offering lifelong opportunities for enriching people's lives. Mission: Scientifically literate individuals possess the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.

NGSS Videos References NGSS Lead States. 2013. National Research Council. (2012). The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning. Inquiry Learning Teaching Strategies Getty By Thom Markham Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class.

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

It seems the 12th graders were acting more civilly toward the junior class in the hallways. The prom was also quieter and more well-mannered than in previous years. The teachers’ explanation: Project-based learning. Here’s the back story. Stories like this are about to become more important to educators. This is a steep challenge because it forces education to cross a philosophic divide. Standardizing Valuable Skills To put a new system in place, a first key step is to disseminate and train every teacher on a clear set of performance standards to assess skills required for effective inquiry, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. FOSSweb Login Page. Science Supplies & Curriculum - STEM - Chemistry. Next Generation Science Standards.

NGSS Combined Topics 11.8.13.pdf. Resource Collections. What Inquiry is NOT. "Science class should make students think: Our students aren't being allowed to discover the joys of experimenting, and learning on their own.

What Inquiry is NOT

" hits the nail on the head, and is the reason I'm such a huge supporter of students conducting their own independent research projects. (See STEM Student Research Handbook.) Ironically enough however, if I had read this article while I was still a full-time classroom teacher, I would have defended myself saying that I worked tirelessly to help students enjoy science. And I would have been right. But that was the problem. In the process, and how the enzymes each had their role. I wanted my students to love the cell organelles because I loved them. I made the assumption that ALL my lab experiences were inquiry, however, I realize now, they were not! If you are a classroom teacher, hear me out. I now realize that I had no idea what learning experiences constituted as inquiry. STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup. : Award-Winning Children's Science Author – OER Commons. National Science Teachers Association. News. Games and Activities. Sally Ride STEM Central. NASA Kids Club. Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Orion Fun Stuff Download.

NASA Kids Club

Print. Orion Puzzles and Coloring Sheets Print and Play. Space Racers Watch. Sesame Street Sends Toys on Orion Watch now! For Parents and Teachers Teach your kids and students safe surfing habits.› Children's Protection Act Learn about what you can do to protect your privacy online.› Page Last Updated: December 11th, 2014 Page Editor: Flint Wild Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Orion Fun Stuff. Discovery Kids. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease. The Science Penguin — Teach Like a Penguin. Science Teaching Resources.

Welcome to Laura Candler's Science File Cabinet.

Science Teaching Resources

Here you'll find dozens of free printables and helpful website links for the upper elementary or middle school science classroom. The resources and links on this page are organized into the following categories. Click each heading to jump directly to a topic. Featured General Science Freebies More General Science Resources Featured Environmental Science Freebies More Environmental Science Resources Force, Motion, and Simple Machines Featured Geology Freebies Landforms, Weathering, and Erosion Featured Weather and Climate Freebies Weather and Climate Resources Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Books published by Kagan If you like my free materials, you'll also enjoy my books!

Free Sample Lessons From Laura's Science Books Note from the publisher: Sample blackline masters are intended solely for classroom use, not to be transmitted or reproduced.