Archive: Preparing for NGSS: Developing and Using Models, September 25, 2012

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This web seminar took place on September 25, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Christina Schwarz of Michigan State University and Cynthia Passmore of the University of California, Davis. This program was the second in a series of eight web seminars focused on the major practices contained in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the document that will inform the Next Generation Science Standards, due out in spring 2013.

For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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  • on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:47 AM

Presenters Christina Schwartz and Cynthia Passmore discuss the 8 NGSS scientific and engineering practices to highlight how models are used in these areas. Includes vignettes of scientific modeling in a 5th grade evaporation/condensation unit and high school genetics. Take home message is that modeling is more than a representation but a tool and method for students to explore and refine their collective sense making. Well worth the time to watch. You will be inspired by what good science practice is in a classroom !

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton

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