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Resource | Knowledge Assets to Support the Science Instruction of Elementary Teachers (ASSET)
Support materials for teaching about the particle model of matter and interdependent relationships in ecosystems at the upper elementary level.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Getting Unstuck Scratch Curriculum
Getting Unstuck is a 10-module intermediate Scratch curriculum to help your students develop greater creative and conceptual fluency with code. The curriculum reimagines the classroom as a design studio: a culture of learning in which students explore, create, share, and reflect. Get started with the curriculum by reading the orientation, then explore the modules.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | CKT Science Educative Materials
The CKT packets contain tasks, suggested lesson plans, readings, and resources to support teacher educators’ efforts to help elementary teachers develop CKT– specialized knowledge at the intersection of specific content ideas and science teaching practices. 
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | CKT Science Educative Materials
The CKT packets contain tasks, suggested lesson plans, readings, and resources to support teacher educators’ efforts to help elementary teachers develop CKT– specialized knowledge at the intersection of specific content ideas and science teaching practices. 
Posted: Friday, September 17
Announcement | DRK-12 Deadline Extension/NSF 22-1 Changes
Guidelines in the revised PAPPG (NSF 22-1) will apply for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021.  Guidance on new current and pending support and biosketch formats is found at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/cps.jsp and at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/biosketch.jsp. The updated NSF-approved formats may only be submitted beginning October 4th, and must be used for…
Posted: Thursday, September 16
Resource | STEP UP Curriculum
High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | STEP UP Curriculum
High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | STEP UP Curriculum
High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | STEP UP Curriculum
High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Event | NSF INCLUDES Alliance Solicitation Q&A Session
If you are submitting a proposal for the NSF INCLUDES Alliance Solicitation (NSF 20-569), join this Q&A session with NSF on Tuesday, November 9  at 2 PM ET. Please note:  Letter of Intent Due Date (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 04, 2021 Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 25, 2022 Stay tuned for registration and log in information…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Event | NSF INCLUDES Alliance Solicitation Q&A Session
If you are submitting a proposal for the NSF INCLUDES Alliance Solicitation (NSF 20-569), join this Q&A session with NSF on Tuesday, September 28 at 2 PM ET. Please note:  Letter of Intent Due Date (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 04, 2021 Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 25, 2022 Stay tuned for registration and log in…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Mathematical and Computational Methods for Planning a Sustainable Future (PS-Future)
Instructional modules that bring sustainability topics into classrooms in a way that emphasizes the methods and tools of mathematics and computing and illustrates their role in planning for sustainability. Through the modules, students learn foundational and emerging concepts in mathematical and computational sciences set in the context of sustainability issues involving physical, biological,…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Mathematical and Computational Methods for Planning a Sustainable Future (PS-Future)
Instructional modules that bring sustainability topics into classrooms in a way that emphasizes the methods and tools of mathematics and computing and illustrates their role in planning for sustainability. Through the modules, students learn foundational and emerging concepts in mathematical and computational sciences set in the context of sustainability issues involving physical, biological,…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Animated Contrasting Cases in Geometry
In this collection of materials, four geometric topics are covered in animated, digital materials. There are also paper-based materials for the four geometric topics: Angles, Transformations, Pythagorean Theorem, and Volume. These topics are discussed in scenarios of contrasting cases, where two fictional students each present a unique method or solution strategy to the same problem. The goal is…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Interactions curriculum
This NGSS aligned curriculum is designed to support high school physical science students in developing an understanding of the forces and energy involved in atomic and molecular interactions. The year-long Interactions curriculum could be used in a physical science class, or tweaked to embed activities into a chemistry class. Interactions can be offered as a paper-pencil curriculum with the…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Easy Global Climate Modeling (EzGCM) Toolkit
EzGCM is a climate modeling toolkit that allows students to examine climate change using the same tools and following the same scientific processes as climate scientists.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Easy Global Climate Modeling (EzGCM) Toolkit
EzGCM is a climate modeling toolkit that allows students to examine climate change using the same tools and following the same scientific processes as climate scientists.
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | AiMs Modeling Curriculum
The Deep Structure Modeling (DSM) project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize science teaching and learning around “big ideas” that run through disciplines. Big ideas are important tools for learning because they enable students to organize and link information within a consistent knowledge framework. The project includes a freely available two-week unit on teaching cellular…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | AiMs Modeling Curriculum
The Deep Structure Modeling (DSM) project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize science teaching and learning around “big ideas” that run through disciplines. Big ideas are important tools for learning because they enable students to organize and link information within a consistent knowledge framework. The project includes a freely available two-week unit on teaching cellular…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Event | NSF Proposal and Award Policy Update Webinar
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that it will offer an NSF Proposal and Award Policy Update Webinar for the research community on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative…
Posted: Wednesday, September 15
Resource | Modeling Hydrologic Systems in Elementary Science (MoHSES)
Third-grade students’ use model-based reasoning about geospheric components of the hydrologic cycle (i.e., groundwater) and how elementary teachers scaffold students’ model-based reasoning. Instructional resources developed through this project include supplemental teacher materials, a student packet, and student assessment (with answer key).
Posted: Tuesday, September 14
Event | Open Q&A sessions for DRK-12 submission
CADRE is hosting two Q&A sessions with NSF program officers this month to give prospective awardees an opportunity to ask questions about the DRK-12 program, solicitation, and submission process.  Please note that these sessions are not presentations. The full hour will be devoted to answering questions from attendees. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:30-3:30 PM EST: An opportunity to ask general…
Posted: Tuesday, September 14
Event | Open Q&A sessions for DRK-12 submission
CADRE is hosting two Q&A sessions with NSF program officers this month to give prospective awardees an opportunity to ask questions about the DRK-12 program, solicitation, and submission process.  Please note that these sessions are not presentations. The full hour will be devoted to answering questions from attendees. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:30-3:30 PM EST: An opportunity to ask general…
Posted: Tuesday, September 14
Announcement | Open Q&A sessions for DRK-12 submission
CADRE is hosting two Q&A sessions with NSF program officers this month to give prospective awardees an opportunity to ask questions about the DRK-12 program, solicitation, and submission process.  Please note that these sessions are not presentations. The full hour will be devoted to answering questions from attendees. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:30-3:30 PM EST: An opportunity to ask general…
Posted: Tuesday, September 14
Survey | Registration: Open Q&A sessions for DRK-12 submission
CADRE hosted two Q&A sessions with NSF program officers to give prospective awardees an opportunity to ask questions about the DRK-12 program, solicitation, and submission process.   Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 | 2:30 PM ET Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 | 2-3 PM EST The sessions were not recorded.  If you haven’t already, we encourage you to watch the webinar recording from the informational webinar…
Posted: Monday, September 13
Resource | Focus on Energy Curriculum
Three short (4-5 session) curriculum units and an engineering design challenge include firsthand, guided explorations of energy in everyday phenomena. Beginning with easily observable phenomena, such as ball collisions, students look for signs of energy, create and use a variety of representations including "energy cubes," and discuss questions and findings. They develop the practice of asking, "…
Posted: Friday, September 10
Resource | Focus on Energy Curriculum
Three short (4-5 session) curriculum units and an engineering design challenge include firsthand, guided explorations of energy in everyday phenomena. Beginning with easily observable phenomena, such as ball collisions, students look for signs of energy, create and use a variety of representations including "energy cubes," and discuss questions and findings. They develop the practice of asking, "…
Posted: Friday, September 10