Want to try new NGSS-aligned online chemistry activities?
WestEd seeks high school chemistry teachers to participate in a study during the 2020-2021 school year. WestEd and Carnegie Mellon University created online chemistry activities to help students learn reasoning and science practice skills.
Using One-Page Assignments as Alternative Assessments
Not too long ago the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Coordinator at my middle school sent an email requesting teachers to share their one-pagers (also known as one-sheets) with her for our AVID revalidation.
I have been the Elementary Science Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) for the last three years at Palm Springs Unified School District and sometimes get asked, “What exactly do you do?”
Environmental Literacy May Be the Answer
Across the state at science education events, environmental literacy is increasingly in the spotlight. At the opening of the CSTA conference, after the Climate Summit, high school teachers were so eager to get more resources that some sessions were…
Applying NGSS Practices and Crosscutting Concepts to Student-Developed Health Education Projects in High School
As a Health science teacher at Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles Unified School District, I saw that as my students learned Health content there was an opportunity for them to simultaneously make sense of and apply some NGSS Practices and…
Getting Good at Getting Better
As schools attempt to improve their practice in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Vista Unified School District has engaged in NGSS site walkthroughs using a classroom observation tool developed with the K-12 Alliance as a part of the CA…
Crosscutting Concepts Part 1: Patterns in K-2
As early childhood science educators, we are beginning to explore and gain understanding about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
How I Teach Science in Three 25 Minute Sessions
I have a passion for science. However, even with my dedication to my favorite subject, I find it difficult to find the time to teach science at the elementary level with a mountain of subjects piled on my desk.
Engaging Students in the LA River through Interdisciplinary Science
On September 20th, 2019, youth around the world left class and joined fellow students, staff, faculty, and community members to speak out about climate change. This date ideally corresponded with a field trip that a group of students in the Los…
We’ve Only Just Begun
CA NGSS adopted! California Science Framework written! Instructional materials State approved! California Science Test (CAST) Assessment results are on their way! We are done! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that combination of reality and pixie dust…