On-line Professional Development in Science

Next Generation Science Standards Resources

Next Generation Science Framework

 

Web seminars

A series of eight on the scientific and engineering practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education. Each session describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school and is being used to guide the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

 

For more information and to register for any of the free web seminars, click here. 

 

Analyzing and interpreting Data

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m

 

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m

 

Visit the NSTA Learning Center to catch any of the previous web seminars in the series.

 

Next Generation Science Satandards Archives:

NSTA Archives by Subject:

Annenburg Learner Website - Teacher Resources


Online Science Resources
(Thanks to the Tiverton Schools website for these resources)

Video Sites

School Wax TV- Free Videos- no subscription required
http://schoolwaxtv.com/

National Science Foundation- Free Earth Science Videos
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/degree/

Khan Academy- Free instructional videos for teacher and student learning.
http://www.khanacademy.org/


Earth and Space

Gr 5-8 Journey North: A Study of Sunlight and the Seasons
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/mclass/indexCurrent.html

Physical Science
Solids, Liquids, Gases-Elementary-Middle School
SolidsLiquidsGas-Teachers Guide

Characteristics of Matter- Middle School
http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=gas_educ

Density
http://pzweb.harvard.edu/ucp/curriculum/density/

Air Pressure
http://pzweb.harvard.edu/ucp/curriculum/pressure/

Simple Circuits
http://pzweb.harvard.edu/ucp/curriculum/circuits/

Life Science

Gr 2-4 Science & ELA Connections- Lifecycles & Habitats
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/Lessons_RW.html

Gr 3-8 Ecosystems
http://pzweb.harvard.edu/ucp/curriculum/ecosystems/index.htm


Gr 3-8 OBIS Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science
http://www.outdoorbiology.com/search/site

Gr K-2 Hatching Chicks Lesson
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/hatching-chickens/

General Science
K-12 AAAS Science Net Links
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/

 
 

Assessment

 

Understanding Formative Assessment
& Why it Needs to Be a Priority for Every School

Understanding Formative Assessment & Why it Needs to Be a Priority for Every School

Practical Techniques for Implementing Formative Assessment

How to Sustain the Development of Formative Assessment Using Teacher Learning Communities

Dr. Dylan Wiliam