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Science teachers everywhere are encouraged to craft lessons that align with the 5E instructional model. The 5E centers on five instructional phases—usually called Engage, Explain, Explore, Elaborate (or Expand), and Evaluate. Follow the plan and your lessons will be “good.” Supposedly.   The basic 5E model has predecessors dating back a remarkably long

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