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In CASE You Missed It Aug/Sep 2021

In CASE You Missed It Aug/Sep 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s already August! A new school year will soon be upon us (and for some, it may even be here already). Where did the summer go? If you’ve been busy this summer, we’ll fill you in on what you may have missed.
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5 Common Questions Teachers are Asking About NGSS-Designed Science Materials

5 Common Questions Teachers are Asking About NGSS-Designed Science Materials

The Next Generation Science Standards challenges how science was taught for decades. K-12 NGSS Teacher Morgan Martin answers common questions teachers are asking about making the shift to the NGSS Framework.
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Racial and ethnic equity: A necessary response to the changing demographics of the California Science classroom

Racial and ethnic equity: A necessary response to the changing demographics of the California Science classroom

Hello, I’m glad you’re here! Welcome to the first article of a series of articles devoted to the topic of equity in science education. This article series will tackle equity in the science classroom as it relates to the diversity of our students.…
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Yearlong Fifth-Grade Science Curriculum for All Students, Including English Learners

Yearlong Fifth-Grade Science Curriculum for All Students, Including English Learners

In this excerpt, our fifth-grade English learners (ELs) are developing a model to explain how the hydrosphere interacts with the geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in order to answer the driving question of the unit, “Why does it matter if I drink…
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"I’m Asian and I’m not supposed to rock the boat”: How California Asian American science educators are working to change the narrative.

"I’m Asian and I’m not supposed to rock the boat”: How California Asian American science educators are working to change the narrative.

“They’re Asian, they’re not going to say anything.” This is a sentiment rooted in Asian American culture that often leads to overlooking the challenges that both Asian American science students and educators face in the context of their identities.…
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