Let’s talk about the Next Generation Science Standards for a little bit. There continues to be a lot of talk about standards and adoption, and it can be difficult when there may be different messages coming from different sources. 2013-2014 hopefully gave science teachers a chance to get exposed to NGSS and try some things out.
There are starting to be a number of great lesson plans and resources available that are in alignment with NGSS, but just like anything related to new standards, it really helps if you have a strong understanding of the NGSS so that you can evaluate those resources. In order to try and help that, here is a series of great videos from Paul Andersen (bozemanscience.com).
The first one is embedded below.
And I’d love to hear comments – I’m going to try and post a number of things this summer in this series related to NGSS; is that useful for you in your practice? What types of things would you like to see?