Thursday / February 29

Little by little, new science standards and expectations are sweeping the nation. Several states have chosen to make the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) their own. (Readers unfamiliar with NGSS can learn more at the official NGSS website.) The new standards are ambitious. They share some

  There may be no one ideal interdisciplinary and integrating theme for propelling STEM education into the 21st century, but linking energy, climate, and related global change topics and teaching them throughout the STEM curriculum—and beyond, into social studies, civics, arts, and humanities—can take full advantage

Contributed by Cary Sneider A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2012) proposed thirteen core ideas that all students are expected to learn, at increasing levels of sophistication and mastery as they ascend the grade levels from kindergarten through senior