As many of us are learning about (and teaching others about) the Next Generation Science Standards it is helpful to have multiple ways to represent the 3 Dimensions of the NGSS. Here are 2 of my faves:
- 1 pager showing the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. NGSS 3 Dimensions 1 pager (Not sure of the original maker of this- was shared at a WA State LASER event)
- Overview of the 3 Dimensions courtesy of NSTA- this can be printed as a double sided 1 pager overview
NBC Learn, NBC Sports, the National Science Foundation, and the National Science Teachers Association have partnered to provide resources for teaching science and engineering ideas related to the Winter Olympic Games.
Links to Resources: (NSTA will continue to post resources on the NSTA Blog during the games)
Engineers Week is February 16-22, 2014 and with lots of attention on STEM education and the Next Generation Science Standards this might be a good time to share some engineering instruction with your students.
The National Science Teachers Association has a list of links to articles, webinars, and lesson plans that are useful for teacher professional development about engineering. There are also ideas for how to engage students in engineering design in the classroom. Click HERE to see the NSTA links.
It sounds like the design of the assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards is in good hands. The University of Illinois at Chicago, Michigan State University, SRI International, and the Concord Consortium have been awarded a grant to develop new science assessments for NGSS. It sounds like these assessments will have a strong classroom component and should be groundbreaking in their design. Click here to read more.
EarthEcho is an international non-profit environmental education organization led by Philippe Cousteau Jr. The EarthEcho website is a hub for short video clips and educational resources. Check out one of the EarthEcho video clips embedded below- What Happens When We Flush? The site has resources for educators which can be accessed with a free online registration.
Asapscience just posted a new video titled- Does Being Cold Make You Sick?
This could be a good video for having students engage in argumentation based on the evidence presented.
See the embedded video below.
Minute Physics has a video that provides a clear explanation for Why the Full Moon is Better in the Winter. This clip could be used with students by asking them about their initial explanations for why the full moon might be “better” in the winter. Students could share ideas and then watch the video as a source of evidence to modify their explanations.