K-12 Science Coordinator
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Fri, Jan 29, 2016 10:26 AM in Getting Students to Ask Questions
I know that you posted this a long time ago but one strategy we use is to do activities, demos, and labs that don't start the way the students expect. The first part of the activity is set up as really just following the directions....no inquiry. But it sets the stage for something to happen that is surprising to the students. And then the next part asks them to think of questions that they wan...
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Sun, Dec 20, 2015 7:41 AM in Primary Assessments
Would anybody have a suggestion for science assessments that have worked well for grades K-2 and don't cause the teachers a lot of extra work/stress?
I am not talking about a big formal assessment - something light and useful that can show a teacher what the student knows on a topic. I do have the primary formative assessment probe book by Keeley, which I think is great , and I was consideri...
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 9:25 PM in MS NGSS Standards Breakdown
We had the same discussion in our district. What we realized is what we tend to call spiral really isn't a spiral (at least the way we would think of it). For example, a good spiral would have you learning a particular topic then they would learn a little more of that same topic the next year and even more the following year. Instead a middle school earth science "spiral" tends to be ...
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