Five Ways to Help Your Students Create Better Models

Developing and Using Models NGSS NGSS Newbies Science and Engineering Practices

Now that we have had a preliminary discussion about models (click here to review the post!) in an NGSS aligned classroom it’s time to discuss helping your students create better models.  Here are my top 5 ways to help your students create better models in your classroom. 1. Ask students to focus on the seen and …

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Worksheet with 3 types of graphs

Graphing Data in an NGSS Classroom

Analyzing and Interpreting Data Middle School Science and Engineering Practices

Graphing data is an essential skill in an NGSS aligned classroom.  The Next Generation Science Standards require that students use data that they have collected in order to construct their own graphs.  Constructing a graph also helps students to analyze and interpret their own data, as well as data that is presented by others. The …

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