Science

The Framework for K-12 Science Education has provided a new vision for science education. This is a heavy, yet exciting lift for science educators. The ultimate goal of this new vision is developing scientifically literate citizens, who collaborate for the best possible solution to a problem or scientifically constructed explanation of phenomena. This vision also embraces what students bring to the classroom from their community, their culture, and their identity as they make sense of the natural and human-made parts of our world. Please contact Wendi Vogel (Science Consultant) for assistance with professional learning needs, curricular resource decisions or implementation, course sequencing, and/or general science instructional supports. Kent ISD is here to help!

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Science News (via The Bulletin Blog and School News Network)

October 21, 2020
Science in your morning breakfast?
Written by: Wendi Vogel, Science Consultant, Kent ISD Have you ever eaten a bowl of Cheerios and noticed when you get toward the end of the Cheerios, they “stick” together in groups, or end up near the edge and stick to the sides of the bowl? If not, take a look at the picture above, … Continue reading Science in your morning breakfast?
February 25, 2020
Why Nell Duke Believes Science and Social Studies are Essential to Literacy
“I am arguing that this decline of attention to Science and Social Studies (seen in US Elementary Education) is also detrimental to Literacy learning. That is that Literacy actually requires, in the long term, strong understanding knowledge of the world. It requires students to know the things that authors assume they know. And so if … Continue reading Why Nell Duke Believes Science and Social Studies are Essential to Literacy

Student jumping like a squirrel for a science experiment.
October 16, 2020

Jump Like a Squirrel

Wyoming – Ashley DeMaagd bent her knees and sprung off the floor, jumping forward 63 inches, or 5-feet, 3 inches. Nice jump for someone without a tail or claws. “We can jump pretty far,” Ashley said of herself and her bouncy third-grade classmates at Oriole Park Elementary. “But squirrels, because of their body structure, can jump...Continue reading 

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STEM teacher Nicole Andreas shares how to use Roadmaps digital content with kindergarteners (courtesy)
October 28, 2020

Mapping the Road to Learning

Kent City — Elementary teachers Billie Freeland and Nicole Andreas are at the forefront of using a curriculum designed to further educational goals, regardless of whether students are in person or online...Continue Reading

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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Crosscutting, Core Ideas, and Practices that make up the three dimensional learning for NGSXImproving Science Education Through Three-Dimensional Learning

  • Crosscutting Concepts
  • Science and Engineering Practices
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

Kent ISD's List of NGSX Resources

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Wendi Vogel

Educational Consultant (Science)
Phone: 364-1333
Extension: 8846

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