The freedom to make mistakes

David Grossman I still remember one of my first years teaching middle school science when my students conducted a lab and their data did not support the Law of Conservation of Mass. This was a big deal because the whole reason we were doing the lab was to learn or reinforce the Law of Conservation of Mass. That [...]

By |2015-03-18T14:20:13-04:00March 19, 2015|

Let’s celebrate our first steps on new science standards

This is the first of a series of guest columns from teachers implementing the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science this school year. David Grossman By David Grossman In the 1980s, Amy Grant had a song titled, “The Now and the Not Yet.” While I don’t remember much of the song, I do remember the title and the [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:47:14-04:00December 4, 2014|

Webinar looks at teaching new science standards

A professional development webinar that can provide science teachers a look at three-dimensional learning will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 9. The interactive, one-hour event will offer participants a concrete example of how Framework for K-12 Science Education Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards could be taught. The lesson is hosted by the Genesee [...]

By |2014-12-03T13:31:07-05:00December 4, 2014|

Design space station experiments on Mission 8

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, and NanoRacks announce Mission 8 to the International Space Station. This STEM education opportunity immerses grades students in 5th grade and up across a community in an authentic, high-visibility research experience, where student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in [...]

By |2014-10-28T12:00:29-04:00October 30, 2014|

Science teachers’ conference set for Lexington

The implementation of new science standards has encouraged science education professionals to seek help from one another and science ed experts to make the transition as smooth and effective as possible. For 41 years, the Kentucky Science Teachers Association’s annual conference has provided a comprehensive array of professional development offerings packed into an intense three-day period. This year, the conference will [...]

By |2014-09-17T15:45:09-04:00September 18, 2014|

NGSS second, final public draft to be released

Achieve announced last week that the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be released the first week of January. Achieve encourages all interested parties to review the draft when it is released and provide feedback. The NGSS will be completed in March 2013. To read the announcement, click here. NSTA encourages science educators [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:23:36-04:00December 13, 2012|
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