10 May Science Education Is About to Change—And That’s a Good Thing
It would be a mistake to think my job only entails the dissemination of diagrams and the creation of mnemonic devices to remember the order of the planets.
As a science teacher, my job is to enable students to discover their world through the scientific method. My job is to give them the ability to unlock their own mysteries. The newly released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were designed, in theory, to do just that.
The NGSS are a comprehensive set of practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts developed by key organizations including the National Research Council, National Science Teacher Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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