Next Generations Science Standards
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…
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…
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.
Reviewing NGSS Instructional Materials with a Lens for Equity
There’s a lot of discussion around instructional materials and what materials adoption you should be going through right now. In my opinion, the best part of an adoption process is the professional learning around the standards as seen with the CA…
Grading NGSS in the K-2 Classroom
Grading can be an indecisive process, to begin with. Add in new standards, new curriculum and science notebooks, and it becomes a whole new ballgame.