Attention teachers! Back to School is coming – are you ready? Prep less and play more in these remaining days of summer by stocking up on back to school resources from Teachers Pay Teachers! Go back to school armed with awesome resources ready to download and go. Today through Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:59pm ET, use […]
Recommendations for NGSS –friendly technology tools that enable students to communicate information in innovative, creative, and visually appealing ways. Written by CareerInSTEM Founder & CEO Ashley Pereira, posted as a Featured Article for eSchool News! Read the full article here: 5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards Do you have a favorite technology […]
Simulations for STEM Education Simulations are digital tools that actively engage students in their learning through concept application and testing of ideas. Through the use of simulations, students explore phenomena in an inquiry-based way; asking their own questions and experimenting to find their own answers. The educational power of simulations in STEM education is vast […]
In my previous post, Surrounded by Science, I described what citizen science is and how it supports inquiry-based science instruction. As promised, here is my list of the Top Five Citizen Science Starters. This list is a great starting point for anyone looking for ideas to get started on an exciting new citizen science project! […]
What is Citizen Science? Citizen science is a key component in working towards the new approach to K-12 Science Education called for by the NRC (2013). Citizen science invites regular people of any age – children, teens, and adults – to contribute to real scientific research projects, promoting scientific awareness and engagement. Typically, citizen scientists submit their observations […]
The NSTA NGSS Hub is a wealth of well-organized information regarding the Next Generation Science Standards. Below is their user-friendly infographic depicting the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices that was just released. I am a big fan of visually appealing representations of information, and will definitely be incorporating this as part of my science education courses.
Getting Started with the NGSS: Resources for Teachers Learn more about the NGSS standards, how to navigate them, and how to use them. As states across the nation work to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards, teachers are in need of quality professional development to facilitate this transition. The NGSS is unique, and requires […]
NGSS REVIEW: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science & Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts Here it is – the NGSS in a nutshell! WHAT IS THE NGSS? The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are national science content standards for grades K-12. These standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The […]