Bringing Science to Life!
NGSS: A Case for Special Education Inclusion
The NSTA Press publication, NGSS for All Students: O.Lee, E. Miller, R Januszyk (Eds.) highlights the importance of providing high-quality science education for all, including students with disabilities.
Making Time for Science: All Science Wednesdays
Science Wednesdays started because I felt like I never had enough time to get to science. I am a third-grade teacher and, while I aim to teach all content areas, it seemed like science was put on the back burner for so long that it rarely was given…
NGSS Curriculum in SFUSD - Lessons Learned
Over the past four years, I’ve been working to create and implement an NGSS curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade.
Approaches to Argumentation in Science
Early in the twentieth century before the dawn of the modern synthesis, there were two camps in the science of inheritance; the Mendelian camp claimed ancestral heredity occurred through discontinuous change, and the Darwinian camp claimed that…
Own It! Build It! Share It!: Thoughts on NGSS Professional Learning
As CA NGSS teachers of science our goal is that “All students have some appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers…
Transform Your Favorite Textbook Labs into NGSS SEP Superstars!
Do you have a collection of your favorite, classic laboratory experiments? Why not upgrade them to provide new lab experiences with the experiments!
Literacy and NGSS in the K-2 Classroom
When will I teach science? I don’t have enough time in the day to teach science! One more thing added to a teacher’s (already full) plate.
High School NGSS: The Sneaker Wave
Sneaker waves are very large, powerful coastal waves that approach and surge further onto the shore suddenly and unexpectedly.
CA NGSS TIME: California’s Toolkit for Instructional Materials Evaluation
California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013. The State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Curriculum Framework for Science in November 2016.