The standards are now available at www.nextgenscience.org. The new standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. NGSS provides a cohesive approach to science instruction that will significantly change the way science is taught and learned.
Twenty-six states led the development of…Continue
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Immediately following the January 8 release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, on Wednesday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern), NSTA will host a web seminar on key components of the second NGSS draft featuring Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development for Achieve. The 90-minute webinar will also include NSTA President Karen Ostlund. To register for the web seminar, click here:…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on January 4, 2013 at 5:45pm — No Comments
From NSTA Newsletter: NSTA and the CBC have selected the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12. This year's list includes books by well-known authors like Seymour Simon and Nic Bishop, focuses on some of the most primal concepts (what does an animal do on the first day of its life?), and even explains why the vampire myth persists in our society. The books on this list feature captivating stories of human achievement—like those of Rachel Carson or the diverse…Continue
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During October 14-20, 2012, NASA will introduce students of all ages to an incredible group of NASA Earth Explorers – from scientists and engineers, to multimedia producers, educators and writers. Under the theme “Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences,” this year’s Earth Science Week will focus on the stories of the many Earth Explorers who contribute to our understanding of the planet.
We invite you and your students to join us on this adventure. Find out about Earth…
Added by Kim Lightle on September 28, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…Continue
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From Education Week -- June 19, 2012
Elementary, middle, and high school students failed to demonstrate a deep understanding of science concepts when they performed activity-based science tasks and investigations, concludes a study released today from the first national…Continue
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Cyclists can now help scientists by reporting animals flattened by automobiles.
An organization that pairs data-collecting outdoor enthusiasts with researchers launched a roadkill-observation project this week. Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation is calling on everyone from…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on May 9, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments
If you are interested in using drawing to better understand how students are learning science and how your teaching is affecting their learning, check out http://drawntoscience.org/. Lots of great (free) resources!
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From the National Environmental Education Foundation - increasing STEM knowledge and expanding STEM education and career opportunities for students is a national priority. Recognizing the role of the environment as a portal for STEM learning, EE Week's 2012 theme is Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning. When you register for EE Week, you will join a national network of…Continue
Added by Sarita Pillai on April 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Education Blog Award Winner, Jose Picardo shares A-Z Internet resources: "some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here."
Resources include everything from an audio blogging site, Glass Giant for making pictures, Hot Potatoes for making interactive exercises, JamGlue for recording and mixing tracks, Mahara for creating online portfolios, Pen.io for simple…Continue
Added by Sarita Pillai on March 15, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
Latest Report from the US Department of Education's "What Works Clearinghouse."…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on February 17, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Calling all Earthlings! Take a few minutes to get involved in the GLOBE at Night campaign to preserve dark skies! GLOBE at Night is a citizen-science campaign open to people all over the world to raise awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and report their observations to a website from a computer or smart phone. Light pollution threatens not only our “right to starlight”, but can affect energy consumption, wildlife…Continue
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The 2011 Classroom BirdScope magazine is hot off the presses and contains the best of BirdSleuth student research! You can request a free copy by filling out this brief survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/57LQ6LS. If you'd like additional copies, they are available for sale on the site…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on January 5, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
An article from Rebecca Alber, courtesy of Edutopia, on 3 ways to use student data in teaching. Rebecca Alber is part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education where she assists teachers and schools in meeting students' academic needs through best practices. To go directly to the article: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-student-data-inform-teaching-rebecca-alber
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A great collection of science-focused videos from NPR's Science Friday.
Added by Sarita Pillai on October 11, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments
BSCS is currently developing curriculum supplements with funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, one of the institutes within the National Institutes of Health). The curriculum supplements for use in life science or health classes will focus on improving understanding about the biology of type 2 diabetes, the factors that affect people’s risk for the disease, and how individuals can make decisions that affect their health. Each unit will…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on September 29, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9-15 and will celebrate the theme "Our Ever-Changing Earth."…Continue
The Global Sun Temperature Project is an internet-based multidisciplinary project in which students determine how their proximity to the equator affects daily temperature and sunlight. Your participation, partnered with schools from around the globe, will provide your students with a unique and compelling learning experience. Students, in large numbers, and across great distances, record and submit data to the project website. Afterwards, the data can be analyzed by all participants. …Continue
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