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The Next Generation Science Standards Are Here!!!

Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce:  Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

Supporting Documents from the National Research Council:

 A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, the National Research Council 's much-anticipated report,  presents a new framework for K–12 science education and identifies the key concepts and practices that all students should learn. A Framework for K–12 Science Education offers a new vision for K–12 education in science and engineering, and represents a significant shift in how these subjects are viewed and taught.

Successful K–12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,  a report issued by the National Research Council, recommends ways to improve K–12 STEM education and calls on policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels to raise science education to the same level of importance as math and reading.


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Science Posse Lesson Plans

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Readings on Science Teaching and Inquiry

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Citizen Science Projects

These projects recruit volunteers (students, nature enthusiasts, or even the general public) to partner with scientists in collecting information to answer real-world questions.
Watch this inspiring TED Talk by Beau Lotto and Amy O'Toole about their citizen science project, and read the article about them, Why Science Is Like Play on

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