Ideas and inspiration from NSTA’s K-12 journals–January 2017

Science Scope – Systems Thinking

The articles this month provide “examples of how to integrate the crosscutting concept of systems and system models” into the classroom. (From the Editor’s Desk: Systems Thinking Solutions) Featured articles that describe lessons include a helpful sidebar (“At a Glance”) documenting the big idea, essential pre-knowledge, time, and cost.

The lessons also include connections with the NGSS.

For more on the content that provides a context for these projects and strategies see the SciLinks topics Buoyancy, Constellations, Ecosystems, Equilibrium, Fluids and Pressure, Force of Gravity, Galileo, Gravity, Matter and Energy, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Robots, Submarines and Undersea Technology, Systems

Continue for Science and Children, The Science Teacher

Science & Children – Instructional Technology

In the classroom we’ve been incorporating technology since the 1980s and 90s. The Editor’s Note: The Dilemmas of Technology describes somequestions we continually need to address. We may never have the answers, as technology changes rapidly!

The lessons described in the articles include a graphic showing connections with the NGSS.

For more on the content that provides a context for these projects and strategies see the SciLinks topics Adaptations, Adaptations of Animals, Body Systems, Bridge Structures, Catapults, Eclipses, Explore Soil, Forensic Science, Inventions/Inventors, Plant Growth, Rockets, Soil Types, Sound, Waves, Watersheds

 

The Science Teacher — Literacy in Science

The featured articles in this issue offer tips and techniques for engaging science students in reading critically and writing clearly. Note: These ideas are also appropriate for middle school.

The lessons described in the articles include connections with the NGSS.

For more on the content that provides a context for these projects and strategies see the SciLinks topics Acoustics, Asexual Reproduction, Atomic Structure, Modern Atomic Theory, Climate Change, Marine Ecosystems, Meiosis, Mitosis, Mutations, Renewable Resources, Sound Reflection

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One Comment

  1. Jayy ev
    Posted February 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    It would be easier if I could commute with my students and help them on their quizzes if there was a chat box.Please Consider this idea and don’t disregard it. My students agree with this idea and maybe others across the globe would too. I’m not always with my student when they take these quizzes i’ve prepared but,if can communicate with them that would be great!

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