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The author gives a general overview of the recently released National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education.
This short editorial article, by NSTA President Harold Pratt, provides an excellent summary of the material and implications of the new Framework for K-12 Science Education document. This article is an excellent introduction to the Framework and is a must read for all science educators!
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)
Harold Pratt, past NSTA president, discusses the framework for next generation of science standards and the time line for its completion. "The Framework provides an outline and a “frame” for the Standards’ science
content: what is core to learning science and how those ideas are related to the practices needed to engage in
scientific inquiry and engineering design, and cross-cutting concepts that bridge both the sciences and engineering."
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton