ERIC Number: EJ1046006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 3
The Early Years; Cause and Effect--Where's the Evidence?
Science and Children, v52 n3 p32-33 Nov 2014
The "Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)" for K-12 have three dimensions--science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts (NGSS Lead States 2013). "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" states, "Crosscutting concepts have value because they provide students with connections and intellectual tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas" (NRC 2012, p. 233). This column addresses the crosscutting concept cause and effect as the author views it from her work with children ages 2-8.
Descriptors: Evidence, Cognitive Mapping, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Activities, Behavioral Objectives, State Standards, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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