ERIC Number: EJ1016670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Reference Count: 17
The Next Generation Science Standards and the Life Sciences
Bybee, Rodger W.
Science Teacher, v80 n2 p25-32 Feb 2013
Using the life sciences, this article first reviews essential features of the "NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education" that provided a foundation for the new standards. Second, the article describes the important features of life science standards for elementary, middle, and high school levels. Special attention is paid to the teaching of such life sciences concepts as biological structures and processes, heredity, ecosystems and energy, and biological evolution.
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Scientific Concepts, Heredity, Energy, Evolution, Ecology, Molecular Structure, Genetics, Core Curriculum, Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
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