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NGSS Core Ideas: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
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This web seminar took place on September 24, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenter was Ramon Lopez from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jeff Nordine of the San Antonio Children’s Museum provided supporting remarks. This was the second web seminar in a series focused on the disciplinary core ideas that are part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The program featured strategies for teaching about physical science concepts that answer questions such as “How are waves used to transfer energy and information?” and “How are instruments that transmit and detect waves used to extend human senses?”


Dr. Lopez began the presentation by discussing the role of disciplinary core ideas within A Framework of K-12 Science Education and NGSS. He then shared a definition of waves and provided a refresher on electromagnetism. He also talked about waves in relation to digital technologies. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas for classroom application with other participating teachers.


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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the web seminar:

  • “This was helpful in building deeper understanding of the concepts involved.”
  • “Great information and great tie-in to the NGSS.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!



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Twenty-six states led the development of Next Generation Science Standards through a broad collaborative process including many teachers and stakeholders. NSTA was a partner in the standards development process. Read more about NGSS@NSTA.




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