NGSS Core Ideas: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
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This web seminar took place on October 22, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenters were Alicia Alonzo from Michigan State University and Alex Robinson, a teacher at Thornapple Kellogg High School in Middleville, Michigan. This was the fourth 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 can one explain and predict interactions between objects and within systems of objects?"

Dr. Alonzo began the presentation by providing an overview of how disciplinary core ideas fit into the overall structure of NGSS. Then she and Mr. Robinson discussed common student preconceptions related to Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions. They also showed how this disciplinary core idea progresses across grade bands. 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.

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

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