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The Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards

NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards Next Generation Science Standards Introduction Scientific & Engineering Practices Asking Questions & Defining ProblemsDeveloping & Using ModelsPlanning & Carrying Out InvestigationsAnalyzing & Interpreting Data Mathematics & Computational ThinkingConstruct Explanations & Design SolutionsEngaging in Argument from EvidenceObtain, Evaluate, Communicate Information Crosscutting Concepts PatternsCause & Effect: Mechanism & ExplanationScale, Proportion, & QuantitySystems & System Models Energy & Matter: Flow, Cycle, ConservationStructure & FunctionStability & Change Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas PS1A - Structure & Properties of MatterPS1B - Chemical ReactionsPS1C - Nuclear ProcessesPS2A - Forces & MotionPS2B - Types of InteractionsPS2C - Stability & InstabilityPS3A - Definitions of Energy Life Science Disciplinary Core Ideas Earth & Space Science Disciplinary Core Ideas Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science Disciplinary Core Ideas 0 items

Find Your Path through the NGSS The Next Generation Science Standards provide a framework and examples for STEM learning. Grounded in the National Academy of Science's thoughtful Framework for K-12 Science Education, these new K-12 science standards have been developed to provide students an internationally benchmarked science education, and signify a new direction for STEM education. They elevate the importance of Earth science, present engineering education as coequal with science education for the first time and emphasize a key set of Scientific and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts that should buttress all learning in these disciplines. The NGSS hold the potential for helping focus the current national concern for improving STEM education. The Concord Consortium and the NGSS Our NGSS Pathfinder provides numerous examples of how the NGSS—and especially its Practices and Crosscutting Concepts—are central to our work in STEM education. More about the NGSS

The Scientific Wiki - Earth's Systems In this trail of learning, you will investigate the interactions of energy and matter flowing in the Earth's geosphere (the hot and mostly metallic inner core; a mantle of hot, soft, solid rock; and a crust of rock, soil, and sediments A. Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) 1.) B. There are two ways to navigate through this trail of learning. ^ " 7 Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas - Earth and Space Sciences ." start chapter 0: Introductory Materials[+] 1: Introductory Physics: A Model Approach, Online Edition 2: Copyright and License 3: Dedication: 4: Foreword 5: Introduction to the Second Edition 6: Author’s Preface 7: Table of Contents chapter 1: The nature of science[+] 1: The scientific process 2: Domains of magnitude 3: Theories and models in science 4: Definitions 5: Length, time, and mass 6: Summary 7: List of new terms 8: Problems 9: Bibliography chapter 2: Reference frames[+] 1: Relative position 2: Relative position 3: Displacement 4: Summary 5: List of new terms 6: List of symbols 7: Problems 8: Bibliography chapter 3: The interaction concept[+] 1: Evidence of interaction 2: Historic background 3: Systems 4: Collecting evidence of interaction 5: Interaction-at-a-distance chapter 4: Matter and energy[+] 1: Conservation of energy 2: Systems and subsystems 3: Passive coupling elements 4: Forms of energy storage 5: The many-interacting-particles (MIP) model for matter 6: Equilibrium and steady states 7: The feedback loop model

Evaluation Instruments | American Modeling Teachers Association AMTA Members Evaluation instruments, their passwords and answer keys for a given content area can be found in the eWebLife Resources directory for that subject area; e.g., the FCI and MBT can be found in Physics, the ABCC and MCI can be found in Chemistry, etc. It is important that you do not make any of these tests available on a non-secured website or allow students to keep copies of them. It takes years to design and validate a reliable instrument to assess student understanding; this effort will be wasted once students are able to locate them. Follow this link for guidelines for administering these instruments electronically. Non AMTA Members Authorized educators can access the following instruments from the links below, once they have the required password. FCI – Force Concept Inventory The revised Force Concept Inventory (I. You must agree to keep the test and password secure, as described in the document you will receive. Link to download FCI in various languages. D. D. Like this:

A Physics Microcosm | Constructivist Physics Teaching Goal-less problems | Physics! Blog! I talked about my use of goal-less problems on my physics semester exam. The essential idea is that the question is actually just a description of a situation. The student’s job is to model the situation as best they can using the physics they know. First step: say which models apply and why. Second step: draw (and annotate) the graphs/diagrams that go with those models to represent the situation. “This problem doesn’t ask for anything.” We start to plant the seed of this concept in the third unit (Constant Acceleration Particle Model) with “baby goal-less problems.” By the next unit (Unbalanced Forces Particle Model), they start using this tool to compare small changes in a situation. At some point, I started making the background of the page a 50% opacity fine graph paper to try and really encourage them to use careful diagrams/graphs as part of their solution. What do students actually write? A couple uses of goal-less problems Like this: Like Loading...

Frostbite Theater Welcome to Frostbite Theater, a collection of science videos produced by Jefferson Lab! Liquid Nitrogen Experiments Have you ever wanted to play with liquid nitrogen, but didn't happen to have any lying around the house? Liquid Oxygen vs. Liquid nitrogen not exciting enough for you? Static Electricity Experiments We hope you'll get a charge out of these shocking experiments! The Half-life of Barium-137m Have you ever wanted to do an experiment using radioactive materials but didn't happen to have your own supply of sources, scintillators and photomultiplier tubes? Experiments You Can Try at Home! Do you want to do some experiments yourself, but don't happen to have a Van de Graaff generator or your own personal supply of liquid nitrogen? March Microscope Madness! Join us every Monday in March for March Microscope Madness! Monarch Butterflies Simply an amazing creature! Astronomy Just for Fun Not everything in science has to be an experiment, you know.

Curriculum & Instruction Resources - Science - Instruction & Assessment World-Class - Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Skip to Content HomeNewsEvents Home > Instruction & Assessment > Science > Curriculum & Instruction Resources Curriculum & Instruction Resources To join the middle and high school science teachers’ listserv for updates on science resources and initiatives, please send a blank email to: RISCI-MSHS-REQUEST@listserv.ri.net. See the NECAP Released Items. Related Resources SharePrint Skip to Sidebar Content Contact Information Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum Site Documents Documents on this site require the use of the following programs: DOC - Microsoft Word PDF - Acrobat Reader PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint XLS - Microsoft Excel 255 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: 401-222-4600 Map & Directions | Staff Directory Top Destinations Comments/Questions? Need assistance? © 2015 Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Find Us Online Sign up for e-News »

Curriculum & Instruction Resources - Science - Instruction & Assessment World-Class - Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Skip to Content HomeNewsEvents Home > Instruction & Assessment > Science > Curriculum & Instruction Resources Curriculum & Instruction Resources To join the middle and high school science teachers’ listserv for updates on science resources and initiatives, please send a blank email to: RISCI-MSHS-REQUEST@listserv.ri.net. See the NECAP Released Items. Related Resources SharePrint Skip to Sidebar Content Contact Information Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum Site Documents Documents on this site require the use of the following programs: DOC - Microsoft Word PDF - Acrobat Reader PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint XLS - Microsoft Excel 255 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: 401-222-4600 Map & Directions | Staff Directory Top Destinations Comments/Questions? Need assistance? © 2015 Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Find Us Online Sign up for e-News »

Science Formative Assessment Tools and Resources | Uncovering Student Ideas Here you will find a variety of tools and resources to use with the science formative assessment publications. Check back periodically as new tools and resources are added. Correlation Guides for the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Probes and the Next Generation Science Standards: The NGSS are based on the disciplinary core ideas from the Framework for K-12 Science Education. These correlation guides link the disciplinary core ideas from the Framework to the USI probes. PICTORIAL CARD SORT RESOURCES- Card sorts are one of the Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques described in the "FACTs Book" that can be used as an alternative to the paper/pencil version of a justified list probe. Is It An Animal? SETS OF STUDENT WORK- Professional developers can use these sets of actual student responses in their workshops. Teaching for Conceptual Change Excerpt- This article was the catalyst that led to the development of Keeley's probes beginning in the early 1990's.

Course: Next Generation Science Standards Michigan is one of 26 states leading the development and supporting the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Working with partners from the Lead States, the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve, Inc., Michigan science and engineering educators have developed standards to define the science concepts and content students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. The development of the new science standards was a collaborative, state-led initiative coordinated by Achieve Inc. The process involved K-12 educators, state science officials, scientists, engineers, business leaders and university faculty members. The NGSS were released for state adoption on April 9, 2013.

Physical Science | Session 2 What is a scientific model? As stated in the video, a scientific model is a “testable idea… created by the human mind that tells a story about what happens in nature.” Another definition is “a description of nature that can predict things about many similar situations.” Models are developed when a scientist’s creativity and insight are combined with data and observations about many similar scenarios. Scientists try to identify and generalize patterns in these observations, and use mathematical language to predict the outcome of related situations. Let’s look at a simple example. In the same way, basic evidence was used to determine that the Earth is round, some of the most powerful insights into nature can be obtained from a model based on a few simple ideas. What makes a model “good”? Any model is based on a certain set of observations. In addition, a good model must be able to explain phenomena that are seemingly different from the ones we used to develop the model in the first place.

Earth & Space Science Essential Science for Teachers Exploring topics that range from soil to the solar system, Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science provides participants the opportunity to increase their science content knowledge and develop new understandings of how this content connects to K - 6 classrooms. The Geologic Timeline "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" For Further Information When you see the following icon in the video, click at left for "A Closer Look" This course is composed of eight sessions, each with a one-hour video program addressing a topic area in Earth and Space science that emphasizes the science content that is likely to be part of any elementary school science curriculum. Posing the question "What is Earth’s structure and its place in the universe?"

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