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MI Science PL@N. The Next Generation Science Standards. MPRES Toolkit for Teachers Conceptual Change. The transition from a one dimensional teacher, defined as a teacher who focuses on a single dimension such as content standards, to a 3-Dimensional teacher, one who weaves all three dimensions into lessons as appropriate, is a complex cognitive, pedagogical and paradigm challenge.

MPRES Toolkit for Teachers Conceptual Change

Simply stated, this is not a quick, painless process. The transition to a 3-Dimensional teacher should be viewed as a life-long journey over a continuum of change. For this reason, MPRES recommends that teachers interested in the Toolkit take advantage of one of the MPRES professional development options. NGSS Background: What is 3D Teaching? The Next Generation Science Standards were developed so that students could learn science in the way that scientists do science. For more on what the conceptual change process and 3D teaching mean for teachers, take a look at From 1D to 3D. If students are to learn these three dimensions, then all three must be explicitly taught.

Conceptual Change and the Toolkit. Understanding NGSS — Stem Consortium. This MOOC was held in April & May of 2013.

Understanding NGSS — Stem Consortium

However, the modules can be used in a self-paced manner to deepen your understanding of NGSS. A MOOC is an open online "course-like" professional development experience. The NGSS MOOC is free and does not carry UW Oshkosh credit. How to Participate Agenda. Assessments, Homework, Videos, Games, Lesson Plans. Over a million items aligned to Common Core, PARCC, SBAC. Making Science Fun for Kids. Celestia: Home. Two-fer: Align Existing Assessments to Learn NGSS - CORElaborate. Several CORElaborate posts have addressed aspects of the dimensional nature of the Next Generation Science Standards: “OK, I GET IT,” you say.

Two-fer: Align Existing Assessments to Learn NGSS - CORElaborate

“The NGSS are unique in having three dimensions…But, now what? I’m not sure if those dimensions are supposed to work together or separately.

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Ngss-assessment Portal. Activities.

ngss-assessment Portal

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. STEM Learning magazine. The STEM Learning magazines, support the primary, secondary and FE sector, pulling together the expertise of the National Science Learning Network and National STEM Centre and provides interviews, features, news and tips on STEM, including science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics education.

STEM Learning magazine

Also included in our new publications, are full listings of Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities with the National Science Learning Network and National STEM Centre. Download and read online: Primary STEM Learning magazine The Primary STEM Learning autumn magazine is a brilliant read for primary schools. Articles include, spooky STEM activities to do for Halloween, how to incorporate science into mathematics and English lessons, and everything you will need to know about British astronaut Tim Peake blasting off into Space this December!

Download and read the latest edition of the Primary STEM Learning magazine. Smallcase. Julie Duffield’s Videos on Vimeo. About National Chemistry Week. 6 Steps to Coming Up With an Engaging Phenomenon to Anchor Your Next NGSS Unit. Transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards’ way of constructivist teaching may seem a daunting task initially, but it is highly worthwhile!

6 Steps to Coming Up With an Engaging Phenomenon to Anchor Your Next NGSS Unit

In this blog, we’ll share with you some easy ways to get started. NGSS shifts the focus from science classrooms as environments where students learn about science ideas to places where students explore, examine, and use science ideas to explain how and why phenomena occur (Reiser, 2013). If you pique student curiosity they will be driven to want to learn more (Krajcik & Mamlok-Naaman, 2006). It follows that one of the most important components in making this transition to NGSS is planning your units around a big question tied to a puzzling phenomenon. Though the transition to NGSS and phenomenon-driven instruction may be challenging, there are small initial changes you can make that will provide large positive outcomes with regard to student motivation and depth of thinking.

UCAR Center for Science Education. References American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993).

UCAR Center for Science Education

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The Nature of Science (NOS) There is a growing recognition among teachers that we need to teach the "Nature of Science" (NOS).

The Nature of Science (NOS)

Ideally, this should begin in the primary grades and extend all the way through university. Teaching about the nature of science should not be restricted to students who major in science. Every student should learn about the nature of science. This is not controversial. I'm not aware of anything in the recent pedagogical literature that argues against teaching the nature of science. Science Literacy Maps. Activate Your Mind! Earth Exploration Toolbook. Awarded Science Magazine's Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE), September 30, 2011 AAAS Press Release What is the Earth Exploration Toolbook?

Earth Exploration Toolbook

Developed by teams of scientists and educators, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is a collection of online Earth system science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more scientific data sets and analysis tools that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system. Within the context of a case study, each chapter guides users through a step-by-step process in which they access data and use analysis tools to explore real issues and questions in Earth system science. Who is it for? Earth Science - Mrs. Barnett Dreyfuss. Coloring Plates Activity (pdf) Natural Disasters Unit in class materials & Labs:Folding Fault Models (pdf)Earthquake Model (pdf) and the accompanying questions (pdf)Earthquake & Volcano Plotting (pdf or google doc)Gelatin Volcano Lab (pdf or google doc)Volcano Sizes Activity (pdf or google doc)Viscosity Lab (pdf or google doc)Natural Disasters Research Project (pdf or google doc)Types of Volcanoes Lab (pdf or google doc)Mapping Earthquakes & Volcanoes (pdf or google doc)

University of Illinois. Project NEURON Novel Education for Understanding Research on Neuroscience. Bootstrap. Bootstrap leverages students' excitement around videogames to teach algebraic concepts through programming. "This program Bootstrap is the best thing that happened to my son Omari, in one week dealing with math and computer programing for video games, then a whole year of math in school. His excitement to continue programing and his newfound love for college level math is going to propel him in the upcoming year.

Great job, Bootstrap. See you next Year. " —Kalif A., NY What if a math class taught rigorous computer programming, using the concepts and content that are already in the book? Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. Our mission is to use students' excitement and confidence around gaming to directly apply algebra to create something cool. We work with schools, districts and tech-educational programs across the country, reaching hundreds of teachers and thousands of students each year.

Science Pages. Project GUTS. CS in Science. Code.org has partnered with the award-winning Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) to deliver a middle school science program consisting of four instructional modules and professional development for the introduction of computer science concepts into science classrooms within the context of modeling and simulation. The goal of the program is to situate computer science practices and concepts within the context of life, physical, and earth sciences, and to prepare students to pursue formal, year-long courses in computer science during high school.

CS in Science is based on a crosswalk identifying areas of overlap between the NGSS and Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. Download a brief or full description. Videos Curriculum Documents Module 1: Introduction to Computer Modeling and Simulation The Introductory module presents basic concepts in modeling complex systems through hands-on activities and participatory simulations. Where Does a Plant's Mass Come From? Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Education—K-12 STEM Resources.

How to Make a Cartesian Diver with a Ketchup Packet: 8 Steps. The Periodic Table of Videos - University of Nottingham. Edheads - Activate Your Mind! Earth Exploration Toolbook. Teaching resources. Teaching resources Science is an inspiring process of discovery that helps satisfy the natural curiosity with which we are all born. Unfortunately, traditional instruction that misrepresents science as a body of facts to be memorized and the process of science as a rigid 5-step procedure can deaden students' spirit of inquiry. Students should come away from our classrooms with an appreciation of the natural world — fascinated by its intricacies and excited to learn more. They should view and value science as a multi-faceted, flexible process for better understanding that world. Such views encourage life-long learning and foster critical thinking about everyday problems students face in their lives.

Fortunately, fostering such understandings needn't require reorganizing your entire curriculum. The Field Book Project: Home. What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Field notes can take many forms depending on the information needs of the collector. How to Start–and Keep–a Laboratory Notebook: Policy and Practical Guidelines. Thomson JA. 2007. How to Start—and Keep—a Laboratory Notebook: Policy and Practical Guidelines. In Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds.

A Krattiger, RT Mahoney, L Nelsen, et al.). MIHR: Oxford, U.K., and PIPRA: Davis, U.S.A. Instructional Materials. Science Notebooks. Get Started - AST. The ambitious teacher is someone who “works with students’ ideas” over time. What would you experience in classrooms where ambitious teaching was the focus? Presentations and Reports. Professional Development. Fostering student research through scientific inquiry and online mentorship. Sciencecourseware.org. The Next Move — Workshop Materials. Creating Meaning from Dissonance About the Workshop. Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science. The Science of Teaching Science. Workshop 1. Session 8: Writing Across the Curriculum: Video 16: Writing in Science.

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