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Januszyk, Rita; Miller, Emily C.; Lee, Okhee – Science and Children, 2016
While student demographics continue to change nationwide, science achievement gaps persist, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NCES 2012). As traditional racial and ethnic minority students have become the numeric majority (NCES 2013), teaching science for all increasingly means addressing diverse student populations.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Educational Change, Science Achievement, Science Education
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Rehmat, Abeera P.; Owens, Marissa C. – Science and Children, 2016
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information about a unit promoting scientific literacy and the engineering design process. The integration of engineering with scientific practices in K-12 education can promote creativity, hands-on learning, and an improvement in students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Technology, Integrated Activities
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Campbell, Todd; Schwarz, Christina; Windschitl, Mark – Science and Children, 2016
The vision of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) "requires a dramatic departure from approaches to teaching and learning science occurring today in most science classrooms K-12" (Reiser 2013, p. 2). In this article the authors emphasize the importance of examining student misconceptions and correcting them with sense-making…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Science and Children, 2016
Science teachers and mentors continue to be challenged to meet the high expectations of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Indeed the "Framework" urges to help learners "[build] progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature
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Huff, Kenneth L. – Science and Children, 2016
Science education is central to the lives of all Americans. Students face a world where they will frequently be required to make important decisions on issues that range from health care to the environment. Achieving literacy in science will require coherence at all levels and across components of the system including curriculum, assessment, and…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Academic Standards, Science Education, Alignment (Education)
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Krajcik, Joe – Science and Children, 2015
Science teaching and learning in the United States are at a pivotal point. "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012b) and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"; NGSS Lead States 2013) shift science educators' focus from simply teaching science ideas to helping students figure out phenomena and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Cavera, Veronica L. – Science and Children, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" three dimensions--disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCs)--were headliners at NSTA's national conference in Chicago and featured in many of the organization's other professional-development efforts this year (NGSS Lead States 2013).…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Mangiaracina, Mike – Science and Children, 2015
A teacher shares his experience implementing the "Next Generation Science Standards," from struggle to success.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Implementation, Success
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Houseal, Ana K.; Ellsworth, Peter C. – Science and Children, 2014
The fact that "The Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") are standards and not curriculum (NRC 2012, p. xiv) means that while they tell teachers what to teach, they do not tell them "how" science shall be taught. Ana Houseal and Peter Ellsworth have worked with eight Wyoming school districts on the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Education, Guidelines, Research
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Mayberry, Sally – Science and Children, 2014
How do teachers ignite a fire that kindles a love for books and produces a sense of wonder in the science classroom? What do teachers know and do that lights that spark in their students (Cummins 2012)? In this article, science and mathematics professor Sally Mayberry highlights a number of trade books that have made a fantastic difference in the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Books, Student Attitudes
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Bell, Tara C.; McGill, Tara A. W. – Science and Children, 2014
The lesson described herein is the result of a partnership between a teacher and an entomologist brought together by a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded grant that paired teachers and researchers to impact K-12 STEM education through partnership and innovation. This collaboration resulted in five lessons featuring live insects such as…
Descriptors: Entomology, Partnerships in Education, Lesson Plans, Safety Education
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Miller, Emily; Januszyk, Rita – Science and Children, 2014
To teachers of diverse classrooms, more rigorous standards in science may seem intimidating, as the past years of rigid accountability have failed to close the achievement gap. However, the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") were written with all students in mind, with input and full review by a diversity and equity…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Student Diversity
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Brown, Sherri; Newman, Channa; Dearing-Smith, Kelley; Smith, Stephanie – Science and Children, 2014
"Framework for K-12 Science Education" states that "children are natural engineers … they spontaneously build sand castles, dollhouses, and hamster enclosures and use a variety of tools and materials for their own playful purposes" (NRC 2012, p. 70). The "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") also…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Instructional Development, Lesson Plans
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Pang, Valerie Ooka; Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Pang, Jennifer M.; Griswold, Joan; Oser, Rick – Science and Children, 2014
On the Saturday before Halloween, hundreds of students and their parents went from booth to booth participating in science activities at an annual Fall Festival and Learning Fair. The Fall Festival and Learning Fair is a valuable annual partnership where culturally relevant teaching engages each child in hands-on, standards-based science lessons.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, College School Cooperation
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Stevenson, Anne – Science and Children, 2013
"I Wonder" boards are a teaching strategy that can be used in the classroom, as well as during science learning opportunities in nonformal settings, such as after-school science programs or summer camps.This simple strategy has led to deeper science exploration in 4-H, as young people learn alongside program staff, teachers, or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Nonformal Education
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