Translating Current Lessons to Meet the Vision of the NGSS. KSTA Fall Conference November 2, 2013. Session Goals. Analyze practices and identify distinguishing characteristics for each grade band. Begin to develop a shared vision of the practices in action.
KSTA Fall Conference
November 2, 2013
The framework is designed to help realize a vision for education in the sciences and engineering in which students, over multiple years of school, actively engage in science and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas in these fields.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education p. 1-2
“…students cannot fully understand scientific and engineering ideas without engaging in the practices of inquiry and the discourses by which such ideas are developed and refined. At the same time, they cannot learn or show competence in practices except in the context of specific content.”
Any education that focuses predominantly on the detailed products of scientific labor – the facts of science – without developing an understanding of how those facts were established or that ignores the many important applications of science in the world misrepresents science and marginalizes the importance of engineering.