Patterns in the Sun’s Position: An Investigation For First Graders

Earth and Space Sciences Elementary Science First Grade Recognizing and Using Patterns

This morning my daughter and I investigated patterns in the sun’s position.  My daughter, B, is a first grader this year. I have started to write some NGSS curriculum for first grade.  I really would like to see more time spent on science in lower elementary grades.  That means  teachers need easy to follow lessons …

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Using PhET Simulations in Your NGSS Classroom

Developing and Using Models Google Apps NGSS NGSS Newbies Science and Engineering Practices

I can recommend using PhET Simulations in your NGSS classroom enough.  Phet Simulations are a free and valuable tool that is available and easy to use with Chromebooks. Types of Models One of the Science and Engineering Practices that are are highlighted in the NGSS is Developing and Using Models. diagrams drawings physical replicas mathematical representations …

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