Susan Lenz

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Recent Posts by Susan

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 PM in What do you do when NGSS gets the science wrong?
Tom,  I have also noticed that the oversimplification of various  multistep processes results in statements that are technically incorrect. I can usually figure out what was intended. However, I always teach the actual hard core truth at a grade appropriate level. I once reviewed potential science textbooks for the state in which I live as prospects for purchase by hundreds of public school...

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:12 PM in NGSS Cross-curricular Lessons/Activities
I've found some good lessons in these resources. I think many are free w NSTA membership: NSTA Journals and Publications: Science and Children ~ Elementary Science Scope ~ Middle School/Junior High The Science Teacher ~ High School Journal of College Science Teaching Connected Science Learning: Linking In-School And Out-Of-School Stem Learning   Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants. Ri...

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:05 PM in Ideas for Science Lessons/Activities
The NSTA journals (elementary, middle school, high school, or college level) often contain NGSS aligned activities. The 2006 publication, Garden Genetics  By E. Rice et al. has experiments to which I have added segments to align w the newer NGSS guidelines.  This text has both teacher and student versions which are sold on the NSTA website. The website has activities for K-12 and t...