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Science Curriculum Topic Study: Bridging the Gap Between Three-Dimensional Standards, Research, and Practice, Second Edition

by: Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel

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Scientific literacy for all students requires a deep understanding of the three dimensions of science education: disciplinary content, scientific and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. If you actively engage students in using and applying these three dimensions within curricular topics, they will develop a scientifically-based and coherent view of the natural and designed world.

The latest edition of this best-seller, newly mapped to the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and updated with new standards and research-based resources, will help science educators make the shifts needed to reflect current practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The methodical study process described in this book will help readers intertwine content, practices, and crosscutting concepts. The book includes:

• An increased emphasis on STEM, including topics in science, technology, and engineering
• 103 separate curriculum topic study guides, arranged in six categories
• Connections to content knowledge, curricular and instructional implications, concepts and specific ideas, research on student learning, K-12 articulation, and assessment.

Teachers and those who support teachers will appreciate how Curriculum Topic Study helps them reliably analyze and interpret their standards and translate them into classroom practice, thus ensuring that students achieve a deeper understanding of the natural and designed world.

Key features
The book contains 147 separate curriculum topic study guides in arranged in eleven categories that represent the major domains of science. Each curriculum topic study guide identifies and examines:

• Adult content knowledge
• Instructional implications
• Concepts and specific ideas
• Research on student learning
• Coherency and articulation
• Standards and curriculum

New to This Edition: The new book will map to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (http://www.nextgenscience.org/). The NGSS will be similar to the CCSS in math and language arts and are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education. They will be rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. In addition, there will be an increased emphasis on STEM, particularly engineering.

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


Assessment Curriculum Engineering NGSS Professional Learning Research STEM Teacher Preparation


Type NSTA Press BookPub Date 12/1/2019Pages 320ISBN 978-1-45224-464-8Stock # PA004E2

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