It seems like lots of folks are getting in on preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards. The Vermont School Library Association has created a great resource site for use by science teachers here in the state of Vermont. It’s called VLSA Science Resources, and it contains suggestions for apps, routes to contact experts, book suggestions, web links, and more. They also have links to suggested eBooks that are available through the Vermont Online Library, an awesome statewide network that can be accessed using information from your local library. Along with the eBooks, the VOL allows access to many online databases that can be used by your students to conduct age-appropriate scientific research. The VLSA site has recommendations matching databases with grade levels. Hopefully resources such as this one provided by the VSLA will assist with your work in the classroom.
Hey! Before I go – are you a middle grades science teacher who is doing cool stuff that more people should know about? Do you have an app that you use or a project you have done that deserves sharing out? I would love to write about it and feature it here on Science Saturdays! You can contact us using the form at the bottom of this post. I am hoping to populate this space more frequently by reporting on the innovative work being done in Vermont science classrooms. Also, if there is anything you would like to hear about in this space, let us know that as well.