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Reiser, Brian J.; Berland, Leema K.; Kenyon, Lisa – Science and Children, 2012
"A Framework for K-12 Science Education" identifies eight science and engineering practices for K-12 classrooms. These practices, along with core ideas and crosscutting concepts, define the nation's learning goals for science. An important advance from earlier standards (AAAS 1993, NRC 1996), these practices are clearly identified "not" as…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction
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Rommel-Esham, Katie – Science and Children, 2007
"How much popcorn will our classroom hold?" This intriguing question sparked a terrific integrated science and math exploration that the author conducted with fifth-and sixth-grade students. In the process of finding the classroom's volume, students developed science-process skills (e.g., developing a plan, measurement, collecting and interpreting…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Number Concepts, Inquiry, Science Experiments