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Modeling Instruction in Elementary Science
I was a STEM Master Teacher for the past three years serving 4 elementary schools. I have all of the Picture Perfect Science books and use those to help guide teachers. I also use the ngss at NSTA, http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx for resources, planning, and lessons.

by Pam Dupre > Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:19 PM

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Elementary Science
Favorite New Resources for Back to School?
Here is the post! 30+ Science, STEM and ngss Teaching Resources to Use This Year. http://www.shareitscience.com/2017/08/30-science-STEM-teaching-resources.html Thanks for all of your input! Feel free to share with your colleagues.

by Sarah Benton Feitlinger > Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:26 AM

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STEM
FREE UCLA Nanoscience teacher training workshops
My name is Dr. Rita Blaik, and I am the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. I wanted to share with you all that CNSI offers  free teacher training workshops on nanoscience experiments for K-12 educators  throughout the year. Each workshop includes l...

by Rita Blaik > Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 PM

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Professional Development
FREE UCLA Nanoscience teacher training workshops
My name is Dr. Rita Blaik, and I am the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. I wanted to share with you all that CNSI offers  free teacher training workshops on nanoscience experiments for K-12 educators  throughout the year. Each workshop includes l...

by Rita Blaik > Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
FREE UCLA Nanoscience teacher training workshops
My name is Dr. Rita Blaik, and I am the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. I wanted to share with you all that CNSI offers  free teacher training workshops on nanoscience experiments for K-12 educators  throughout the year. Each workshop includes l...

by Rita Blaik > Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 PM

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General Science and Teaching
FREE UCLA Nanoscience teacher training workshops
My name is Dr. Rita Blaik, and I am the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. I wanted to share with you all that CNSI offers  free teacher training workshops on nanoscience experiments for K-12 educators  throughout the year. Each workshop includes learning an...

by Rita Blaik > Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 PM

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STEM
FREE UCLA Nanoscience teacher training workshops
My name is Dr. Rita Blaik, and I am the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA. I wanted to share with you all that CNSI offers free teacher training workshops on nanoscience experiments for K-12 educators throughout the year. Each workshop includes learning an...

by Rita Blaik > Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 PM

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Chemistry
Classroom Library and Notebooks
I am an elementary science specialist. As I prepare for the upcoming school year, I am thinking of making the following changes in my lab: 1. Reorganizing the classroom library by ngss DCI 2. Using flexible three-ring binders instead of composition books as science notebooks Thoughts, id...

by Juliette Guarino > Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 PM

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Elementary Science
Favorite New Resources for Back to School?
Hi Sarah! Looking forward to your list! I like https://concord.org/ (which also has online ideas for ngss lessons at http://concord.org/ngss/ science and math activities), American Chemical Society's http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/ and https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemi...

by Chris Herald > Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:03 AM

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STEM
Teaching Earth Science for the first time
Another great way to integrate sciences is to do activities on sand. I'm from Hawaii, so we are surrounded by sand, but there are many different components that make up the sand, some of which are living, and some not. Dissecting microscopes can be used to separate out different components. Magne...

by Cecelia Romero > Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:44 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Activities for ngss PS1-6
Hi, everyone! I'm a PhD student that has volunteered at my local school district to help write the science curriculum for their K-6 teachers. In each grade, I am trying to write-in at least one investigative lab that students can do so that they have opportunities to do science before they reach hi...

by Yen Verhoeven > Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:37 AM

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Physical Science
Favorite New Resources for Back to School?
Thanks, Sarah, for posting this. I think we all continually hunt for those great sites to inspire us. I use NSTA a LOT and find all kinds of excellent ideas here: http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx Another site is: https://www.ngssphenomena.com/ I found this site through CAST...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:01 PM

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STEM
Split 7/8 science help needed
So first, some background on me and my school.  I am in my 3rd year teaching and I have 7 and 8 together.  I work at an alternative school and our population is very transient.  Students come and go constantly and come to us with huge deficiencies.  It is not uncommon for students to say they never ...

by Lynn Mertz > Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:30 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Missing Taxonmy
I am a new biology teacher trying to plan for the upcoming school year. I find that the ngss do not cover taxonomy/classification of animals, and I was wondering how/where you are incorporating this content into your year? Maybe you are not including this at all, and if that is the case what is your...

by Alison Dickey > Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:27 PM

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Life Science
ngss and Special Education Resources
Hi all, I have the NSTA resource on ngss for All.  It does a great job of explaining why special education science teachers should be implementing the ngss into their curriculums.  I agree with what they are saying, but am struggling to find adaptable resources.  Does anyone know of any websites ...

by Carol Meeker > Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:00 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Middle School Teacher ngss Assessment Tools
Steven, I just looked at this resource from Concord Consortium. It is definitely one that all educators should keep in their tool kit. Here is a pdf included on the website which explains how to find a pathway through ngss including core ideas, crosscutting ideas and practices http://con...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:39 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Discrepent Events in biology
There are now some really great phenomena resources available to teachers as many states progress toward full implementation of the ngss. A few of these sites include: https://www.ngssphenomena.com/ https://sites.google.com/site/sciencephenomena/

by Steven Autieri > Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:57 PM

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Life Science
Middle School Teacher ngss Assessment Tools
Hello,  I wanted to share a link to a resource that provides assessment questions aligned to the ngss MS Performance Expectations and that integrates the use of simulations to develop conceptual understanding.  It is published by the Concord Consortium and can be located at  http://concord.org/ngss...

by Steven Autieri > Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:59 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
How Text Engineering Can Help ngss Students Write Better
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better T. R. Girill Technical Literacy Project Are your students now exploring ngss's three "core ideas" of engineering through your science classes (ETS1.A, define a problem; ETS1.B, develop possible solutions; ETS1.C, optimize the design), p...

by T.R. Girill > Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:27 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better T. R. Girill Technical Literacy Project Are your students now exploring ngss's three "core ideas" of engineering through your science classes (ETS1.A, define a problem; ETS1.B, develop possible solutions; ETS1.C, optimize the design), p...

by T.R. Girill > Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:23 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Technical Writing: Planning Programs Is Like Planning Text
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better T. R. Girill Technical Literacy Project Are your students now exploring ngss's three "core ideas" of engineering through your science classes (ETS1.A, define a problem; ETS1.B, develop possible solutions; ETS1.C, optimize the design), p...

by T.R. Girill > Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:21 PM

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STEM
Technical Writing: Audience Awareness for (Young) Students
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better T. R. Girill Technical Literacy Project Are your students now exploring ngss's three "core ideas" of engineering through your science classes (ETS1.A, define a problem; ETS1.B, develop possible solutions; ETS1.C, optimize the design), p...

by T.R. Girill > Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:18 PM

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STEM
Technical Writing: How Software Design Helps Students Revise Drafts
How Text Engineering Can Help Your Students Write Better T. R. Girill Technical Literacy Project Are your students now exploring ngss's three "core ideas" of engineering through your science classes (ETS1.A, define a problem; ETS1.B, develop possible solutions; ETS1.C, optimize the design), p...

by T.R. Girill > Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:16 PM

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STEM
There is not a Program for GIFTED IN ESOL (ELL) SCIENCE
Hi Lisa - It's wonderful that you recognize your "twice exceptional" students (gifted and ESOL/ELL) as gifted in science. As a gifted education grant coordinator for our regional school districts I love to see this insight from teachers and also the desire by teachers to meet their students uni...

by Dorothy Ginnett > Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:49 PM

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Physical Science
Must Have - New Teacher
Hi Mark -  I primarily use posters to create a pleasant and relaxing classroom environment for students.   Think about how color in a space impacts you and keep that in-mind as you select materials to post. As a Biology/Life Science teacher I select posters that bring in the beauty of earth's...

by Dorothy Ginnett > Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:01 PM

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New Teachers
ngss Alignment and what to report out?
Hello, My district is beginning the alignment process to ngss this summer. We are currently working on revising our UbD's for course science classes K-12. One of our ultimate district mandates is to have 5-7 reportable standards on a grade report. As to this mandate I was looking for guidance as to...

by Michael Mohammad > Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:02 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
NASA Mars Survival Kit for K-12
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/edu_marssurvkit_pdf_2015_0.pdf All the lessons are aligned with the ngss. Surviving and thriving on Mars K - 5 Mars for Kids 3-5 Red Planet K-5 Imagine Mars 3-8 Make Mars Rover 6-12 Traction on Mars 6-12 Life on Mars 6-12

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:05 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Lesson plan templates
Hi Shalanda, Try this search at the ngss@NSTA Hub: http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources-Results.aspx?resource=lesson+plans How about ideas/links from other users? Flavio.

by Flavio Mendez > Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:45 AM

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General Science and Teaching
MS ngss and Standards based report cards
I reside in California, and a colleague at one of our local charter schools used this (and similar) ngss rubrics to create a self-evaluation for her students. Key ngss unit standards were placed into her rubric for a particular unit.  Students would check their content understanding by applying a...

by Jon Wilson > Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:08 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Lesson Plans
Hi Terilyn, Check the ngss@NSTA Resources page at the URL below for 3D learning: http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx Click on the link below for a collection from the Learning Center about 5E: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=Y33r73BlC74_E What...

by Flavio Mendez > Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:41 PM

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Elementary Science
Lesson plan templates
Hi Colleagues, I'm in need of lesson plan templates (preferably from ngss states) for our teachers to view and implement in their classrooms here in Tennessee. Would you please share or send links for resources? I welcome and appreciate all help!

by Shalanda Saulsberry > Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:43 PM

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General Science and Teaching
ngss Phenomena
I really like the emphasis on phenomena in ngss, especially that they are engaging AND the phenomenon is what is to be understood and explained by the students. I have attended many excellent web seminars on using Phenomena to structure lessons. I encourage people to view the archived web seminars. ...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:53 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Physics Textbooks
Although it's called a college textbook, check out the free OpenStax book https://openstax.org/details/books/college-physics#resources It's algebra (not calculus) based and starts with the basics. Besides being free for both instructor and students, there are vari...

by Iris Lee > Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:24 AM

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General Science and Teaching
$50,000 Wish List
If you have a few $K left over, you should definitely get the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials (from Arbor Scientific). Here are links to the elementary version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936959389 ...

by Iris Lee > Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
MS ngss and Standards based report cards
That's a really good question. I live in Louisiana and we are just starting integrating the ngss Standards this fall. You might want to look at the ngss Rubric that is correlated with the lessons and units and see if that would work for you. https://www.nextgenscience.org/resources/equip-rubric-l...

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:01 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
A Stunning Scale Model of Our Solar System, Drawn in the Desert
Yes Don and everyone considering using this video Don's  observation: Arlene, that was stunningly beautiful. I have worked with my students to develop a "peppercorn earth" model of the solar system from the sun to Pluto in which the earth was a peppercorn and the sun was a grapefrui...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:16 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Astrobiology as a Capstone Course
I am wondering if anyone uses astrobiology as a Capstone Course in High School. I have been working with people at NASA Astrobiology Institute  to develop learning progressions in astrobiology that start with the Seven Big Questions in Astrobiology that form the Astrobiology Strategy  and the Ast...

by Donald Boonstra > Tue May 30, 2017 4:52 PM

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General Science and Teaching
MS ngss and Standards based report cards
Hi, I am a middle school science teacher at an International School in London that has adopted ngss and is moving towards standards based report cards. Has anyone got any advise on what categories are best to use on the report card to fit in with ngss? Julia jstuart@acs-schools.com

by Julia Stuart > Mon May 29, 2017 3:11 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Resources for Aligning Informal Science Programs to ngss
Try here: http://ngss.nsta.org/curriculum-planning.aspx

by Pamela Dupre > Mon May 22, 2017 10:46 AM

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Informal Science
Standards Based Grading and ngss
Chris,     For the NASA Mars Education lessons we developed Instructional Objectives (IO) and Learning Outcomes (LO) for each lesson. The IO and LO's were written using the 3-D format of a Performance Expectation, but were more focused. We then wrote a rubric for each Learning Outcome and suggest...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Looking for a condensed explanation of ngss
Hi, Nick There is no quick way to understand ngss. Many of us who have been working with it since it was published are still discovering something new. I agree with Flavio about the NSTA Learning Center web archives, but I would suggest that you first get a copy of the Framework for K-12 Sci...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu May 18, 2017 3:40 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
5E Lesson Plan
Find this info here: http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx#aboutresources The trade book is, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. [color=#3D3D3D][font=Calibri,sans-serif][size=6]Energy Makes Things Happen: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Contributor NSTA ...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed May 17, 2017 12:29 PM

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Elementary Science
Looking for a condensed explanation of ngss
Just like Flavio, I use NSTA as my go to for pretty much everything, especially ngss! There are lessons, trade books, and you can see the progressions of the ngss from elementary through high school. It is a veritable gold mine! Even if you choose not to use the lesson plans, they provide a road ma...

by Pamela Dupre > Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Food Chains
ngss 3rd - 5th grade states: LS1.C Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms Animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals. Plants need water and light. Food provides animals with the materials and energy they need for body repair, growth, warmth, and motion. Plan...

by Pamela Dupre > Tue May 16, 2017 12:02 PM

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Elementary Science
Technical Writing: How Arguing From Evidence Can Be Taught
Thank you. Perfect timing for this. We are working on the ngss and our state standards and the argument piece is the one we are needing help with.

by Pamela Dupre > Fri May 12, 2017 11:46 AM

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STEM
Teaching Science to ELLs- Challenges
Shmouni and Everyone, I had the great privilege to see and hear Dr.Okee Lee talk about  teaching science to ELLs and ngss.  Many of the suggestions mentioned about modeling, vocabulary and being culturally in tune with your students are some of the things  she discussed in her presentation.   ...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Thu May 04, 2017 3:50 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Technical Writing: How Arguing From Evidence Can Be Taught
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: How Arguing From Evidence Can Be Taught When students write "about science" they sometimes just pile on lots of sentences without any sense that the sentences can and shou...

by T.R. Girill > Wed May 03, 2017 1:30 PM

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STEM
Force and Motion with Kindergarten
i really like your suggestion. Opening and closing the door is a perfect anchoring phenomenon for this concept . Students might brainstorm all the questions they can think of about the door opening and closing. As the teacher you would record the questions. The next step would be determining which...

by Kathy Renfrew > Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:16 PM

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Elementary Science
Forum Challenge - Action Research and Reflection on ELA Science Integration
How can we use integration to bring science to the forefront. I do think it may be about developing science units that include anchoring phenomenon, driving questions, investigation and real reading and writing that is appropriate. I am wondering if I was to take on this task what what K-2 ngss stan...

by Kathy Renfrew > Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Genetics in Elementary and Middle School
I currently work in a genetics lab engineering yeast for biofuel, and though it is an intricate process I feel that the basic genetics concepts I rely upon can be made accessible to younger audiences. The first time genetics was fully elaborated upon, going beyond the typical “you look lik...

by Victoria Glynn > Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:56 PM

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STEM
Looking for a condensed explanation of ngss
New NSTA/Oregon STA member here. I have a question for the professional community. I have 7 years of teaching experience and am currently searching for a teaching position. However, I have not been a classroom teacher since 2012, and it's working against me, especially regarding current standard...

by Nick Kidwell > Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:25 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Help needed to align units to ngss
Hello, can you clarify your definition of Forensics? In any event, here are some middle school, ngss aligned resources that contain some kind of Forensics :) https://www.opened.com/search?descriptive=forensics&grade=6-...-standards

by Ron Drabkin > Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:55 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Bundles in ngss
Hi All, Please see our new blog post on Bundling in ngss by our own lead ngss curator, Jane Jacobson! http://blog.opened.com/post/159764633194/time-space-bundling-ngss cheers - Ron from OpenEd.com

by Ron Drabkin > Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:26 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Science channels
https://www.opened.com/search?standard_group=next-generation-science-standards This massive online library of educational resources for K–12 teachers recently added thousands of ngss–supported science resources to its collection. The resources include science videos, games, homework, assessments,...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Help needed to align units to ngss
With the emphasis on cross cutting principles and science practices in ngss I think it would be fairly doable to align the units to ngss. Can you give me some idea of what the current units are meeting in terms of standards?

by Patrick Bond > Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:17 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
ngss textbook
I can't answer comprehensively, as there are so many types of "textbooks" and curricula out there. I was looking at publishers whose curricula are (or will be) Google Classroom connectable. I don't know if that is an issue for you. I found the following when visiting booths and NSTA LA last week: ...

by David Vernot > Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:22 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Technical Writing: Writing as a Science/Engineering Practice
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Writing as a Science/Engineering Practice The Practice Perspective The Next Generation Science Standards (www.nextgenscience.org), as reflected for engineering in several...

by T.R. Girill > Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:09 AM

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STEM
ngss textbook
What is the best ngss aligned textbook for Biology and Physical Science?

by Candice Lekas > Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Success For All, Takes Us All
Using the "Space Your In" ... to build a science program K-5. (Ideas from the CA ngss Framework). Science is about the natural world. Each of us has an environment conducive to exploring science topics (whether or not it is the ideal environment). In addition to student engagement and test re...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:51 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
ngss Aligned Polar Science Activities Description: Resources and lessons supporting polar science. Try some fun, easy activities and receive lesson plans. Presenters: Anne Marie Wotkyns and Scott Engelman Organizations/Schools:Kittridge School For Advanced Stu...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:46 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Preservice Teacher Education and State-wide Implementation Description: Supporting new and Pre-service teachers through the ngss implementation process is a challenge all new teachers and school districts face. We will discuss opportunities for participation in the Knowles Fellowship pro...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:46 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
ngss PD technical assistance and resources Description: Anyone from Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono Counties come introduce yourself! Technical assistance questions welcomed for yourself or working with your school/district. The CA Science Project network has so many experts ...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:45 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
California Science Project (CSP) Description: CSP tools, professional learning resources, and lessons-learned for ngss implementation. Across the state, the 13 California Science Project sites partner with local school districts with the goal of developing effective implementation pat...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:45 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
ngss Implementation through Teacher Leadership Description: The Center for Math and Science Teaching (CMAST) at LMU seeks to empower the next generation of diverse learners who actively engage in and deeply experience rigorous mathematics and ngss science in an inquiry based student d...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:44 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
K - 12 District-wide ngss Transition Presenters: Lynn Rosenberry and Scott Spector Audience: K - 12 Description: A Kindergarten – 12 th model of a districtwide investment to ngss implementation. A commitment to providing Professional Development and ...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:44 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
ngss Communication Toolkits Description: The CA ngss Communications Toolkits provide education stakeholders in California with ready-to-use and source materials to introduce and communicate the value and intention of the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA ngss) and guide...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
District Implementation TK-12 Plan and shifting pedagogy in ngss Description: Learn about the Torrance Unified TK-12 roll-out plan and see the teacher data from the first year of implementation. Presenters: Amy Argento, Tera Black, Marissa Stillittano Organizations...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Biology Description: Creating ngss aligned Performance Tasks & Summative Assessments Presenters: Niki Patel and Jovel Queirolo Organizations/Schools: Audience: HS Teachers

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 PM

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Success For All, Takes Us All
Curriculum Development Description: Using backwards design to build common core science curriculum from the ngss Presenters: Matthew Riley and Jessica Gelineau Organizations: Learn4Life/Mission View Public Charter Audience: K-12

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:42 PM

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Crosscutting Concepts- How Scientists Think! Description: The crosscutting concepts in the ngss are drivers of scientific inquiry, Learn how to use them to craft the right questions and get students to ask the right questions. Presenters: Peter A'Hearn Organizations/Sch...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:41 PM

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Reaching the Limits: An ngss Lesson on Population Ecology for Biology Description: Journey through an Ambitious Science Teaching Lesson in which students look at the removal of sea otters in an ocean ecosystem. Through a series of activities, students model, plot, infer, and analyze d...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:41 PM

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Success For All, Takes Us All
ngss in Secondary Schools - integrating topics and teaching techniques Description: ngss integrated teaching models (middle school and high school 3-course) enable the use of key phenomena to anchor instruction. We look at ways to do this and how to support collaborative science pra...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Elementary - Doing ngss Curriculum in the Elementary Classroom Description: Authentic ngss students work samples shared along with pictures and a Make-and-Take! Presenters: Lavenia Howard Organizations/Schools: LAUSD/Academy for Enriched Sciences Audience: k-6 ...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 PM

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Professional Development
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Anaheim Ducks, First Flight Field Trip Description: The Anaheim Ducks explore STEM concepts through lens of hockey during California’s largest science classroom experience each year at Honda Center. Joined by community organizations and corporate partners, the Ducks create exhibits a...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:38 PM

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Early Implementer Efforts Description: Using Environmental Learning online resources to support ngss and using ngss to support Environmental Learning. Presenters: Barbara Woods

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:35 PM

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ngss Earth Science Resources for teacher content development and student activities. Description: Looking for ngss Earth Science resources? Discover Earth Science resources that have been created to support students understanding of Earth and Space Science ideas through 3-Dimensiona...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:34 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Presentation Title: Navigating the Rough Waters of OER: A Science Team's Journey. Description: Take a look at a team's journey of organizing, vetting and curating science OER (Open Educational Resources) collections to align with ngss in the Grossmont Union High School District....

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:30 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Project-Based Learning Through Global Statistics Description: The new data challenge is finding patterns in haystacks of instant worldwide information. Come try free, reliable, online statistics visualizers to correlate and analyze international social measures over time, including he...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:30 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
Scratch Coding and Arduinos Description: Arduino Electronics= ngss for middle schoolers Presenters: Greg Beutler Organizations/Schools: Audience: 6-8 + Admin. + Community Stakeholders Links: www.techscool.org/nsta

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
OpenEd Description: Science assessments with ngss aligned interactives for each wrong answer Presenters: Polina Babina Organizations/Schools: OpenEd Audience: K-12 Links: OpenEd.com

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 PM

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Professional Development
Success For All, Takes Us All
WEB-BASED ngss UNIT DEVELOPMENT TOOL AND RESOURCES Description: Learn how to use a newly developed, web-based tutorial that guides a teacher in developing an instructional unit aligned with all dimensions of ngss, including Common Core integration, assessment, pedagogy and daily lesso...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:28 PM

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Professional Development
Help needed to align units to ngss
Hi,   I was wondering if anyone that is a guru w/ the ngss standards, would help me find a way to link an ngss standard w/ 2 popular science units that I enjoy teaching.  In 7th grade, I used to do a unit on Simple Machines & students really enjoyed it, but I am having trouble justi...

by Erica Grimaldi > Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:23 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Rigor and Relevance Framework for Chem?
I am familiar if I recall correctly. Quad A is low rigor and low relevance or "acquisition." Quad D is high rigor/high relevance and is a significant jump from the other quads. One thing I like to keep in mind is a unit planner I saw in a NSTA book on formative assessment that had student lear...

by Juleen Whall > Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:38 AM

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Chemistry
Success For All, Takes Us All
Grateful to be joining this elite group of colleagues to share insights and next steps in our ngss journey. Thanks Alison.

by Morris McCormick > Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:30 PM

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Professional Development
Published ACT practice quizzes with ngss alignments and links to NASA
hi All, We at OpenEd.com are a subsidiary of the ACT. We have published some new practice quizzes for the ACT - science section of course - built from released questions from prior year ACT tests. We added ngss alignments, and also linked to videos from NASA Goddard, Smithsonian, etc.  They ar...

by Ron Drabkin > Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:28 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Grades K - 8 textbooks aligned with ngss???
McGraw Hill has a new modular K-5 and 6-8 program: Inspire Science. It was written specifically around ngss. Page Keeley has written formative assessment probes for it and Dinah Zike has created Foldables. It is not a traditional print text, but a composite with much online material. I don't know de...

by David Vernot > Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:30 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Grades K - 8 textbooks aligned with ngss???
Hi Everyone, Has anyone learned of textbooks that are aligned with the ngss standards that are available now with 2017-18 copyrights?  We are looking into series and have not found one that covers all the topics.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Leisa Kolberg SVDP Omaha

by Leisa Kolberg > Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:27 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
K-2 Developmentally appropriate skills and content
Hello! I am looking for documents, besides the Framework and ngss, to easily identify if lessons are inappropriate for K,1, and 2 grade students.  I say "inappropriate" because I come across many lessons that may or may not be right for this age group.  For example, lessons that teach about the stat...

by Linda Schatzman > Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:31 PM

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Elementary Science
Developing Scientific Literacy
Hello, Brenna and others, To create experiments that are both effective and fun, I worked with a couple of Finnish teachers to develop the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press). Here are links to the elementary version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:43 PM

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STEM
Experiments
Hi, Farah and others, To create experiments that are both effective and fun, I worked with a couple of Finnish teachers to develop the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press). Here are links to the elementary version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:38 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Incorporating the engineering design process into life science contents
Try searching the TeachEngineering site https://www.teachengineering.org There are quite a few lessons and activities here that integrate engineering and life science (use Bioengineering as a search topic, to start) The lessons are well designed and show an alignment with ngss. Mary B.

by Mary Bigelow > Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:33 PM

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STEM
Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
Hi James, Much of the beauty of the ngss is in the interweaving of the three Dimensions, so for any activity, we need to include and make visible the disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts, in addition to the specific science and engineering practices, that were combined in the perfo...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:02 AM

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Elementary Science
Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
I'm hoping, whether you teach or work in a state which has adopted the ngss or not, the wonderful scientifically minded community that is the NSTA will be able to help me. I am looking for recommendations on how to engage elementary students (any grade level) in the Science and Engineering Practices...

by James Alberto > Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:45 PM

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Elementary Science
NSTA Conference LA
Hi, I'll be presenting on using Journeys or "Useful, Relevant Interactive Reading Passages in Your Secondary Classroom" Journeys are ngss aligned middle and high school interactive reading passages integrating current scientist case studies, data analysis, graphing practice sets, engineerin...

by Jess Rowell > Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:44 PM

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General Science and Teaching
"Catch a Wave" Middle school unit
Good morning-- I have the teacher pages for "Catch a Wave" unit; Science Course Module: Integrated Physics and Chemistry(IPC) 2005.  I really like it and would like to adapt it to ngss Standards.  I do not have the student pages that accompany them.  The largest component of the unit contains the r...

by Claudia Frey > Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:29 PM

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Physical Science
Three-Dimensional Instruction
Hi Flavio and Carolyn - I'm looking forward to today's virtual conference (Sat. Feb. 11, 2017) on Exploring 3-D instruction. As a professional development instructor for K-12 science teachers in 35 rural school districts in our region in central Wisconsin, I am eager to learn how to help in-ser...

by Dorothy Ginnett > Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:37 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
Three-Dimensional Instruction
Hi Flavio, I am excited about tomorrow's virtual conference! As an instructor of K-12 preservice science teachers, I am looking for ideas on how to help our newest members of the profession construct lessons that seamlessly incorporate all three strands of the ngss, and I would like to have a colle...

by Carolyn Mohr > Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:00 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
5-E Lesson Plan
And a listing of many specific examples: http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/science/profession...ring-ngss/

by Cris Dewolf > Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:05 AM

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Elementary Science
5-E Lesson Plan
Here are some resources from the Wayne Co. RESA that you may find useful to complete your task: http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/science/profession...resources/

by Cris Dewolf > Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:04 AM

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Elementary Science
Advice Welcomed Here
Hi Cami, Weather systems may change within hours and it may take several months of collecting data to be able to see a pattern in the weather. Read Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer's April 2010 "Editor's Note" about weather misconceptions. Changing a misconception, also called an "e...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 AM

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Elementary Science