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The San Diego Urban Ant Project: Engaging Students in Scientific Practices Through Authentic Collaboration

One fall morning, following a rare rainstorm, second-grade students arrived at their classroom and shrieked in excitement.
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Bringing California’s Marine Protected Areas to Your Students

California is at the forefront of coastal protection, and many actions being taken to preserve our coast align with standards already taught in the classroom.
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Tracy’s NGSS Implementation Journey: Lessons to Share

Tracy Unified School District (TUSD) became a part of the K-12 Alliance’s @WestEd CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative (EII) in 2014-15.
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Science Fair and NGSS: An Updated Approach

During the early years of the Industrial Revolution, the American Institute’s Children’s Fair was held in New York City.
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Crosscutting Concepts: Outcomes From Action Research

Crosscutting concepts are the lens through which students can find connections across content.
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Helping Students Become Science Language Learners with the 5E Model

In the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), we are working to prepare students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators—the leaders of tomorrow. Science is a core part of that.
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Personalizing NGSS Learning Sequences for Your Students

Since the California State Board of Education’s adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Fall of 2013, science educators across California have sought out curriculum to address the shifts they demand.
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A Partnership Between Formal and Informal Educators Through Environmental Literacy

NGSS is about three-dimensional learning intended to have students work as scientists and engineers do: to explain phenomena and solve problems.
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Opening the Door to Science: Changing the Student Experience

Science had traditionally been seen as the domain of the hyper-intelligent student.
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Science Classrooms Enriched by Productive Talk

Talking is an integral part of the human world which allows us to engage with each other.
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