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 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
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
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Improving Science Education Through Three-Dimensional Learning
- Crosscutting Concepts
- Science and Engineering Practices
- Disciplinary Core Ideas
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Vernier LabQuest 2 (available for checkout through REMC)
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