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ERIC Number: EJ1118602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Learning Portal
Staudt, Carolyn; Hanzlick-Burton, Camden; Williamson, Carol; McIntyre, Cynthia
Science Teacher, v82 n9 p57-63 Dec 2015
The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) project is a learning portal with hundreds of free, customizable science, math, and engineering activities funded by the National Science Foundation at the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming education through technology. The project engages K-12 students in web-based STEM activities using probes and models. With these activities, students: (1) investigate problems through hands-on activities; (2) use technology to ask and answer questions; (3) collect and analyze data; and (4) engage in argumentation to defend claims with real evidence. ITSI activities come from the Concord Consortium's collection of classroom-tested exemplars. They follow the 5E Instructional Model and address the three dimensions of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) (see box, p. 61, and "On the web"). In this article, the authors offer a sample of the many activities available on the ITSI portal, describing one activity in biology and another in physics (see "On the web" for links to the activities).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A