Next Generation Science Standards

Making Science Education a Priority

Do you have research and/or pieces of communication that convey the importance of making science education a priority? 

Alison Wright
Alison Thalmann
16335 Activity Points

NSTA Position Statement
The Next Generation Science 
Standards
http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/ngss.aspx
It is essential that all students have access to a high-quality science education that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to be well-informed citizens, to be prepared for college and careers, and to understand and appreciate the scientific enterprise.

Alison Wright
Alison Thalmann
16335 Activity Points

Allison- I think this is important to address because many schools are still putting science in the background and weighing more heavily on math and literacy. Upon doing a search of my own I found an article that talks about the importance of science and where to go from here. I found the article in Science and Children called, " Elementary Science Education in the K-12 System". This article talks about the effects of NCLB and what it has done to science education, it also has some helpful tips on how teachers can get back on a meaningful track with science.

Brianna Martin
Brianna Martin
3074 Activity Points

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