Successfully Scaffolding the Experimental Design Process

NGSS NGSS Newbies Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies and Tips

Many teachers struggle with successfully scaffolding the experimental design process. It took me a long time to give up control and correctly set the scene for students to be successful when designing experiments. Here are a few tips to help make sure that your inquiry activities are successful. 1. Make sure your inquiry activity should …

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Differentiating for Struggling Students in a Science Classroom

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Yesterday, I posted on Instagram asking for questions that you had about differentiation.  The questions fell into two basic camps: How do you support struggling students and students with IEPs in a science classroom? How do you support students who aren’t being challenged by your regular curriculum? This post is designed to help you with …

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Using PhET Simulations in Your NGSS Classroom

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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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