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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:00 PM

Everything does not happen on new technology! Our outdoor environment is surely one great teaching too!

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 18, 2014 12:04 AM

Some great ideas

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Thinking Like A Biologist | Using Diagnostic Questions to Help Students Reason With Biological Principles

Thinking Like A Biologist | Using Diagnostic Questions to Help Students Reason With Biological Principles | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

This website presents materials and results from NSF supported work on Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses.  The website provides access to the Diagnostic Question Clusters and active learning strategies associated with the questions plus the pedagogical and research context for these materials.

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Useful diagnostic questions that could also be modified for use with middle school and perhaps 5th grade life science.

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Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Author Richard Konicek-Moran spent years studying and researching children’s alternative conceptions in science and author Page Keeley acquired her passion for improving conceptual understanding using formative assessment tools.
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How Structure Arose in the Primordial Soup

How Structure Arose in the Primordial Soup | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Researchers are resurrecting ancient proteins to illuminate Earth’s biological dark ages
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning

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Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning
by Brian Cleary, oldbrainteacher.com
If science is inquiry and inquiry is a fire, when does that fire start?
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Don't fight it - feed it!

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NGSS for All Students

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The Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS) are intended for all students, and that is why the NGSS Appendix D is subtitled: All standards, all students.
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NGSS Hub

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The NSTA Next Generation Science Standards Hub offers information, resources, news, professional learning opportunities, and expert advice in understanding and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards - NGSS
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Curated lessons aligned to NGSS.

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Causal Patterns in Science :: Home Page

Causal Patterns in Science :: Home Page | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

This site shows you how to teach the causal patterns embedded in science curricula so that students emerge with deeper understanding. It links to and supports use of the Causal Patterns in Science Series.

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Excellent resource for understanding student thinking with respect to cause and effect along with teaching resources for facilitating student growth with this cross cutting concept.

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Survey reveals STEM and NGSS impact on schools - Education Dive

Survey reveals STEM and NGSS impact on schools - Education Dive | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Educators and administrators detailed their challenges and priorities for the 2015 Business Report: National Survey STEM Education from IESD, Inc. and STEM Market Impact. 
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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Through learning to code, a teacher embraces the growth mindset by asking for help, accepting and exploring failure, and keeping it fun and authentic.
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Keep that growth mindset as you work on utilizing practice 5 - mathematics and computational thinking.

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Nanomaterials in sunscreens and boats leave marine life vulnerable

Nanomaterials in sunscreens and boats leave marine life vulnerable | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.
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More considerations for interdependence.

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Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates, scientists warn

Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates, scientists warn | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Steadily and alarmingly, humans have been depleting Earth’s soil resources faster than the nutrients can be replenished.
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Considerations for interdependence in ecosystems - interactions with abiotic factors.

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Supporting Teacher Learning about Argumentation

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The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of multimedia educative curriculum materials. The materials include teacher-facing videos and other multimedia resources, designed to support teachers in d...
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Really useful resource for Practice 7!

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New Reactors May Be Needed for Climate Fight in U.S.

New Reactors May Be Needed for Climate Fight in U.S. | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Nuclear industry advocates lean on climate pitch for new reactors
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Information for considering energy sources for our future.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
by Terry Heick
(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)
So we’re taking a stand here. This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about.
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Ideas to consider for creating a classroom that prepares students for their future - it's about the thinking!

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11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Check out these strategies and approaches for bringing more creativity into the classroom and inspiring young artists.
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Science vs. Engineering: An Expert Untangles a Curriculum Conundrum

Science vs. Engineering: An Expert Untangles a Curriculum Conundrum | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The Next Generation Science Standards requires that students also learn about engineering design. Here are tips for educators on implementing engineering.
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To handle big data, shrink it

To handle big data, shrink it | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Algorithm reduces size of data sets while preserving their mathematical properties. As anyone who’s ever used a spreadsheet can attest, it’s often convenient to organize data into tables. But in […]
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Practices 4 and 5

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The Anatomy of a Tornado

Jim Cantore gives an INCREDIBLE step-by-step description and 3D view into how a tornado forms - like you've never seen before!

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, visualization.


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, May 22, 7:37 PM

JIM CANTORE MUESTRA PASO A PASO EL DESARROLLO DE UN TORNADO EN 3D

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This amazing video shows everything from funnel clouds and weak tornadoes to F5, tornadoes which cause major damage. It explains how a tornado originates from a super cell (rotating thunderstorm) to how it forms from a rear flank downdraft. 

When identifying the formation of a tornado and the direction in which it will be heading, satellite imagery and aerial photography are needed for accurate data.

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Spotlight on DR K-12 Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation Science Standards | CADRE

Spotlight on DR K-12 Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation Science Standards | CADRE | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

In this spotlight, seven environmental and Earth Science DR K-12 projects illustrate how the three dimensions identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)— Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas—can be applied to education materials and lesson plans in an integrated way. To highlight a few examples of how the dimensions can be integrated, each project team has chosen one aspect of their work to present in this spotlight.

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Wealth of developing Earth Science materials aligned to NGSS.

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Kentucky Department of Education : KDE Newsstand: Science Connection

Kentucky Department of Education : KDE Newsstand: Science Connection | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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The Kentucky Department of Education publishes a science newsletter each month called Science Connection. Scroll down the page to access some great articles that provide information, experiences, and resources for implementing the NGSS.

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Webinars for K-5 on teaching the NGSS: making sense of phenomena using evidence

Webinars for K-5 on teaching the NGSS: making sense of phenomena using evidence | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The National Science Teachers Association’s Web Seminars are free, 90-minute, live professional development experiences. Next Generation Science Standards (K-12)(NGSS) were written to include early childhood, beginning in Kindergarten.
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Provides lots of food for thought!

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Developing and Using Models of Atomic Structure Part 1: What NGSS Looks Like in the Classroom

See students as they work to develop a model of atomic structure. In previous lessons, the students evaluated evidence and decided that the particle nature of ...
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Useful collection of videos demonstrating the practices in action.

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Science Education - Education Week (subscription)

Science Education - Education Week (subscription) | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
A recent survey found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.
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The more familiar teachers get with NGSS, the more favorably they will view them. Student interest and learning will soar!

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching
by Terry Heick
Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers.
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Very compatible with vision of The Framework for NGSS.

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NSTA Pressroom

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Resources for science teachers
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This link will take you to a press release the provides several links to the very useful resources on NSTA's site.

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