Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:10 PM
Very Helpful Resource!
This is a great resource that illustrates how to incorporate NGSS into the classroom. As a student teacher just starting to learn about the NGSS, this lesson really helped me visualize how the standards can come to life. I love the way the authors of this lesson dove right in to what some may consider difficult content matter. Engineering lessons are so important for our students and ones like this are especially important when thinking about renewable energy. I can definitely see myself using this resource in the future with my own students. It is well written and will be a great addition to any professional development journey.
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:47 PM
This article is a great resource for teachers of all grades. I truly believe that this lesson can be modified to be appropriate for all grade levels. I love the way the authors started off the lesson plan with essential vocabulary for the lesson and continuously addresses ways to tie the content to prior knowledge to help aid student understanding. This lesson illustrates fostering student engagement and creating a meaningful learning environment that can be applied to a variety of lessons. The photographs in this resource are incredibly helpful and illustrate how the students were engaged and learning throughout the entire lesson. The authors really thought out this lesson and it is an incredibly helpful and detailed resource.