Thursday, December 2, 2021
Announcements

Orientation sessions set for new Science Assessment System

In order to provide common messaging related to the Science Assessment System, KDE has scheduled orientation sessions across the Commonwealth. Each of the sessions is comprised of a half day orientation for administrators and a full day of learning for teachers.
Resources

Water-quality education grant awarded to KEEC

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) has been awarded a $91,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to train teachers about water-quality education...
Spotlight

Kentucky’s science assessment system: What is it?

Each of the science assessment system's three components is essential to advancing teaching and learning, and each provides necessary information for particular users and purposes.
Resources

Are your students ready for a challenge?

Check out Destination Imagination's challenge previews, which blend the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.
Fourth-grade students at Alex R. Kennedy Elementary School (Jefferson County) become electrical engineers during an Engineering is Elementary unit about designing alarm circuits. Submitted photo by Erin Bloomer

Building a STEAM program from scratch

Jefferson County's Erin Bloomer describes how she created a STEM program from scratch and what kind of possibilities STEM opens up for her students.
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

The Kentucky Academy of Science helps you understand the science behind buoyancy.
Resources

Searching for grade-level appropriate science articles?

ReadWorks provides nonfiction articles covering numerous science topics to help students build topical background knowledge, retain new vocabulary and increase reading automaticity.
Announcements

Panel discussion on genetics, genomics set in Lexington

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Biology and the Friends of the Lexington Public Library will present a panel discussion on genetics and genomics...
Conferences

Seminar offered on making math and science accessible for the blind

A free science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) consortium on making mathematics and science accessible for blind students will be held in conjunction with...
Resources

NGSS student work rubrics released

SCALE and the Literacy Design Collaborative have released a set of Next Generation Science Standards-aligned student work rubrics for K-12.