Monday, March 31, 2014

Featured 3-31-2014: Next Generation Science Standards


Through a collaborative, state-led process, new K–12 science standards, Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce, have been developed.

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Rich in content and practice, the Next Generation Science Standards are logically arranged across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. 
The process for developing the science standards included having the scientific and educational research communities identify core ideas in science and integrate them across grade levels.
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The scientific practices in the NGSS include critical thinking and communication skills that students need for real-world success. In the standards, these science practices are intertwined with content.

 See Paul Andersen introduce his video series on the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. The writing process began in the summer of 2011, and the final version of the NGSS was released in April of last year.

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