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ERIC Number: EJ1172605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A New Take on "Tried and True"
Hancock, James Brian, II; Lee, May
Science Teacher, v85 n3 p43-48 Mar 2018
Many teachers are confused about how to implement the phenomena-based teaching recommended by the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013). This article describes one possible approach--purposely repurposing existing activities. This process involves having teachers: (1) Choose a phenomenon that informs the development of the driving question(s) that will guide the unit; (2) Identify what students know about how and why that phenomenon--and other supporting phenomena--happen; and (3) Design instruction to help students make sense of and explain phenomena related to the driving question(s). To illustrate this process, the authors used the phenomenon of a rising balloon that eventually pops. Though this example addresses the physical sciences, the process can be applied to other content areas as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A