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Professional development aligned with AP Chemistry curriculum: Promoting science practices and facilitating enduring conceptual understanding The recent revisions to the advanced placement (AP…
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Using Effective Science Curriculum An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This video gives you…
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Coherence in Science Instruction
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Modifying A Core Curriculum No one curriculum can meet the needs of all students and teachers. This video describes why a teacher might want to modify a curriculum and how he or she would go…
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NGSS Planning Tool http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/ngss
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STEM Smart Brief: Teaching and Learning Under the Next Generation Science Standards This brief gives an overview—and by no means a comprehensive one—of several NGSS-aligned projects in the…
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Why a Digital Teacher Guide? Inquiry-based educative curricula and teachers who use these curricula as intended are major factors in achieving successful student learning outcomes in science.…
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Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) Curricular Units Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar…
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Disruptions in Ecosystems Disruptions in Ecosystems is a middle school curriculum unit with supporting teacher materials. The unit includes five chapters, each focused on a specific…
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Climate Literacy: Insights from Research on K-16 Climate Education Bhattacharya, D., Carroll-Steward, K., Sutter, A., Chandler, M., & Forbes, C.T. (2018). Climate literacy: Insights from…
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Integrating a Space for Teacher Interaction into an Educative Curriculum: Design Principles and Teachers' Use of the iPlan Tool Implementation of reform curricula requires teachers to…
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The Impact of Multimedia Educative Curriculum Materials (MECMs) on Teachers' Beliefs about Scientific Argumentation Recent reform efforts in science education include a focus on science…
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Curriculum and Instruction at Exemplar Inclusive STEM High Schools In recent years, prominent organizations have released large-scale policy reports on the state of science, technology,…
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How to support secondary school students’ consideration of uncertainty in scientific argument writing: A case study of a High-Adventure Science curriculum module Incorporating scientific…
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Validating a Model for Assessing Science Teacher’s Adaptive Expertise with Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula and Its Relationship to Student Learning Outcomes The success of the…
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Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners We report on the use of bilingual constructed response science assessments in the context…
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CRIS 7e Lesson Plan Template The CRIS “7e” lesson plan template, adapted from the Next Generation Science “5e”, centers the importance of including Elders and Environment in Indigenous STEM…
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The Impact of Engineering Curriculum Design Principles on Elementary Students’ Engineering and Science Learning The Framework for K‐12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science…
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From the Inside Out: Teacher Responses to the AP Curriculum Redesign From 2012–2015, Advanced Placement (AP) science courses underwent a large-scale curricular reform to include more…
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Investigating Classroom-related Factors that Influence Student Perceptions of LEGO Robots as Educational Tools in Middle Schools This paper investigates classroom-related factors such as…
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Middle School Teacher Professional Development in Creating a NGSS-plus-5E Robotics Curriculum The persistent lack of diversity in STEM fields remains a serious challenge for U.S. global…
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Designing NGSS-Aligned Lesson Plans During a Teacher Professional Development Program Rapid technological advances are dominating the evolution of world’s economy and increasingly influencing…
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Analyzing Successful Teaching Practices in Middle School Science and Math Classrooms when using Robotics A robotics-based curriculum offers numerous opportunities to enrich science, technology…
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Use of a Design Canvas in a Robotics Workshop and Analysis of its Efficacy Advances in science and technology are shaping every aspect of our lives including education, work, healthcare,…
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Designing Robotics-based Science Lessons Aligned with the Three Dimensions of NGSS-plus-5E Model: A Content Analysis Currently, 19 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (…
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3DLA: Three Dimensional Learning Architecture Instructional Planning Tool Hapgood, S., Wilson, G., Heuring, J. & Czerniak, C. M. (Accepted for January 2020). 3DLA: Three dimensional…
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Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards Hapgood, S., Heuring, J. & Wilson, G., Czerniak, C. (Accepted for January 2020). Early Childhood…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement Czerniak, C. M., Kaderavek, J., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., Mentzer, G., Molitor, S., &…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics Czerniak, C. M., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., & Kaderavek, J. (2019). Longitudinal…
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Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement Hapgood, S., Paprzycki, P., Czerniak, C.M. (2019).…
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Teaching STEM with Robotics: Common Core State Standards-Aligned Lessons 22 Common Core State Standards-aligned middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics…
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Teaching STEM with Robotics: 10 NGSS-Plus-5E Lessons 10 NGSS-Plus-5E middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics. http://engineering.nyu.edu/mechatronics…
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Ocean Tracks Use the Ocean Tracks interactive map, curricular modules, and data analysis tools to explore and quantify patterns in the migratory tracks of marine animals in the northern…
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Data Nuggets Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Data Nuggets…
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A Medical Mystery A free middle school science program that supports teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit. Includes the…
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Exploring Infectious Diseases This site provides an engaging and scientifically accurate set of instructional materials and resources aimed at deepening high school students’ understanding of…
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Seasons Seasons is a free and innovative 8-day unit that provides interactive videos, hands-on activities, lesson plans, and student worksheets to explore the causes behind Earth’s seasons…
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Moon Phases & Eclipses Moon Phases & Eclipses is a free and innovative 3-day unit that provides interactive videos, hands-on activities, lesson plans, and student worksheets to…
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Plate Tectonics The Plate Tectonics module "What will Earth look like in 500 million years?" helps students build a systems view of plate tectonics through focused case studies and…
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WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)All WISE units are research-tested and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Each unit is…
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WorldWide Telescope in Education The American Astronomical Society’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a visualization program that enables a computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing…
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SOLID Start K-2 Curriculum Materials SOLID Start (Science Oral Language and Literacy Development from the Start of School) curricula are guided by a driving question and puzzling phenomena…
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COVID-19 Curriculum Materials This resource presents a curricular module for high school biology classes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The module is made up of 8 lessons that will likely…
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Building Argumentation Skills in the Biology Classroom: An Evolution Unit that Develops Students’ Capacity to Construct Arguments from Evidence Arguing from evidence is one of eight key…
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Development and Pilot Testing of a Three-Dimensional, Phenomenon-based Unit that Integrates Evolution and Heredity To realize the promise of the Next Generation Science Standards, educators…
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Developing Transmedia Engineering Curricula Using Cognitive Tools to Impact Learning and the Development of STEM Identity This paper examines the use of Imaginative Education (IE) to create an…
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Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life "Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life" is an eight-week, comprehensive curriculum unit that sharply illuminates the underlying role of genetics in…
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Asking Questions about Matter What kinds of questions should guide investigations of matter? The Questions to Investigate task is intended to elicit preservice teachers’ CKT related to asking…
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Instructional Goals and Big Ideas for Teaching about Materials How can we align activities with instructional goals to support student understanding of matter and materials? The Building a…