Category Archives: Science

Posts about some aspect of science.

The Next Generation Science Standards, One Year Later

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released one year ago today, following a development process extending back several years to the writing of A Framework for K-12 Science Education. So, where do things stand now? Eleven states (plus the District … Continue reading

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Can’t Miss Next Generation Science Standards sessions at NSTA14

The 2014 National Science Teachers Association national conference is coming up in Boston. If you’re attending, there’s a good chance you’re interested in learning more about the Next Generation Science Standards. With eleven states and the District of Columbia having … Continue reading

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Integrated STEM Education Should be a Lasagna, not a Smoothie

A new National Research Council report makes it clear that if we want integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to succeed, we need to start paying closer attention to what works and what doesn’t. Most importantly, not just … Continue reading

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Five Things Students Will Do More Often Thanks to the NGSS

How are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) different from what has come before? One important change is the new list of Science and Engineering Practices, which specify what students should be able to do as part of a strong science education. … Continue reading

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The Next Generation Science Standards do not omit content knowledge

The claim that the Next Generation Science Standards leave out content knowledge bothers me, because it seriously mis-represents the truth. For example, this piece on EdSource by Paul Bruno claims that MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits is an example of how … Continue reading

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Why Science Practices and the Nature of Science Matter

You can tell that I’m a major science education geek because I spent a good part of my recent vacation at the beach reading a book about science: The Golem, by Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch. There’s a copy of … Continue reading

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What is STEM Education, Anyway?

Over on the Navigator blog, I’ve got a new post up: What is STEM education, Anyway? Please check it out if you’re interested!

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