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NGSS March Madness Edition – a Sports Analogy

You sign your daughter up to be on an elementary age basketball team. After several weeks, you ask your kid how they like playing basketball.
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California’s NGSS Early Implementers Meet for Mid-Year Training

The last time we were all together was August of 2014. Since then, we have ‘experimented’ with implementing the Next Generation of Science Standards with varying degrees of success.
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Engineering Brings It All Together!

I am really enjoying the creativity that NGSS is awakening in teachers.
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Showing the Ability to Take Risks

I just finished my first attempt at planning and implementing a Next Generation of Science Standards Lesson Series.
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NGSS@NSTA Now Offers More Resources Than Ever - with More Soon to Come

Along with CSTA, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is helping science educators implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Next Generation Science Standards: Jump Right In

In the midst of all that is new this year - implementing Common Core for Language Arts and Mathematics, the new ELA/ELD Framework and our district’s Personalized Learning Plans - we are also hearing more about the Next Generation of Science Standards…
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The NGSS Crosscutting Concepts Make Science Learning 3D!

The idea that structure relates to function is pretty abstract for 1st graders.
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Planning Professional Learning Using the NGSS Implementation Pathway Model

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have the ability to transform teaching and learning in the classroom. They will dramatically change how students experience science by shifting the focus from the memorization of facts to greater student…
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Check an Apple for Pollination

Review pollination with the students. Pollination is the process whereby pollen fertilizes the female part of a flower. Seeds are the result of successful pollination.
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A Little Humor with the Periodic Table for the Holidays!

Many of you who teach the “Periodic Table” may have discovered that it can be very difficult to engage your younger students in understanding this rather intimidating chart. Especially for those 3rd and 5th-grade teachers where some sort of periodic…
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